Our Team

Across our staff, volunteers and suppliers, 95% of those who work with us have direct lived experience of the issues we’re tackling.

We have first hand knowledge of the the impact of Covid-19 on our communities, the immigrant and refugee experience, navigating gender and sexuality, language barriers, cultural factors, social exclusion and racism. 

Our goal is to create social impact by equipping people and communities with knowledge, information & resources. Given our lived experiences, we live and breathe this goal every day. 

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Ishita Ranjan: Founder and Director

Spark and Co. was founded as a grassroot movement by Ishita (she/her) in 2017/8. In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Ishita pivoted the organisation, registering it as a Community Interest Company to respond to the emerging and disproportionate challenges faced by those experiencing marginalisation.

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Zo Daniels: Communications and Community Lead

Zo (she / they) has worked with Spark and Co. as the Community and Content Lead for two years, having developed the organisations inclusive brand and supported with qualitative research and community facilitation for our clients such as Mind and Macmillan. 



Taimour Ahmed: Project Management Lead

Taimour (he/him) is our in house Project Management Lead and the Founder of Expert By Experience (a volunteer-led multimedia platform dedicated to looking at mental health in South Asian communities from an intersectional and critical lens). 


Neelam Heera: User Experience and Engagement Lead

Neelam (she/her) is our user experience and engagement champion. She ensures that every participant and stakeholder who works with Spark and Co. has a great experience. Core to our approach is being human centred and ensuring every person and organisation we work with is treated with care and kindness; Neelam ensures we uphold this ethos.