Meet The Team

Grant Smith

CEO

Grant Smith

Grant has spent over 20 years working in Africa. His knowledge of the economy, culture and his wealth of relationships benefits his role as CEO. Grant is a Quantity Surveyor and has practiced as a QS for 30 years.

Dorcas Njorge

Accounts Manager

Dorcas Njorge

Dorcas Njorge - Dorcas started off part-time at Hand in Hand nearly 10 years ago and now oversees all internal finances for the company in Kenya.

Her commitment to not just the company but also the connected charity is unwavering as she works towards the companies goals.

Charity Pancaldi-Loxley

Social Impact Developer

 Charity Pancaldi-Loxley

With a history of working in the legal sector Charity's priority is to see career opportunities created for those who generally are denied. Charity manages the apprenticeships and liaises on the social impact benefits created through the company.

Yassin Hussein

Quantity Surveyor

  Yassin Hussein

Yassin is a Construction Manager in profession with a passion in undertaking property development projects that create an impact in people's lives.

He has worked in various roles and is looking forward to exploiting opportunities to positively affect people's lives.

David Belbin


 David Belbin

David Belbin is managing director of Clemence Hoar Cummings Chartered Accountants who serve clients across East London and Essex and have done so for over 90 years.
David has been a partner for over 25 years and apart from running his practice, works with a range of companies many of whom are involved in cross border transactions, as well as heading up the Charities team in his business.

Sue Smith


 Sue Smith

With a varied background both in banking, early years childhood management and currently CEO of Hand in Hand Charity, Sue contributes to the financial management of the company as well as guiding towards the overall aims of the company.

Richard Wood


 Richard Wood

After a period of running a small business Richard became a financial adviser in 1992 moving to the independent advice sector in 1994.

Richard has remained as an Independent Financial Adviser to date combining this with his work as a Director of HIHG.

The Accidental Social Entrepreneur


  The Accidental Social Entrepreneur

Grant Smith, CEO of Hand in Hand Group writes for those who dream of making difference for communities affected by poverty, this story is inspiring and thought-provoking. Smith reveals how when confronted with the desperate problems of poverty he witnessed in Africa, he did the only thing he knew how - business. Business that would provide jobs and pay people enough so that they would not have to rely on charity to send their kids to school, so that none would be forced to live in a tin shed without water, electricity, sewerage, or dignity, fighting off the threat of pneumonia every time it rained. The Accidental Social Entrepreneur is a real challenge to consider how we might use the resources we have been given to change lives.

You can purchase the book from our publishers Muddy Pearl here

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