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Ade has been a dream to work with over the last 3 years or so that I have known him. Very much someone who pulls together an extensive list of contacts to deliver high quality programmes and events that benefit the business community. Ade is one of those people that you get swept along by such is his enthusiasm for his audience and topic.

Nick Howe, Enterprise Manager, NatWest Business, London

I’ve known Ade Awokoya for the last 5 years, as a business coach and mentor to startups. Ade is a trusted coaching advisor for startups in London and Lagos. He has worked with a number of tech companies i.e. Tech London Advocates where he supported the development of the education group, helping them navigate the transition from network to social enterprise in a complex and demanding sector.

Mark Martin MBE, Founder UKBlackTech

I have known Ade well for around five years. He is friendly and engaging, and good company, and I have found him reliable and trustworthy. He has volunteered as a business mentor in the borough where he lives and which I represent in Parliament.

Rt Hon Stephen Timms
Member of Parliament for East Ham

Ade Awokoya has been a wonderful and effective coach for my business development. I needed to get a clear picture of my business and how to manage it, to identify my business DNA and implement a strategy in line with my values. Ade addressed this in a gentle and focused manner, with a good sense of challenge. Following the sessions, I dared to be bolder, changed my sales pitch and met key persons to practice my sales pitch. The benefits realised from coaching was to manage difficult situations with ease, and put more fun and challenge in my business life. As a result, I have started to work with Japanese clients and big companies like a famous cosmetics group. »


Ade is a great guy and has always been happy to share ideas, methods and techniques to help move my business forward. Ade is also a fantastic networker and has introduced me to opportunities which have helped me gain new clients

Chris Daems
Owner, Cervello Financial Planning

Ade has provided mentoring services to Bright Ideas Trust for quite a while now. He is always enthusiastic, supportive and encouraging towards my team and in his dealings with our charity beneficiaries – who are young start up business owners

Lisa Gagliani FRSA MBE, CEO, The Childhood Trust

Thank you Ade for your help and advice in setting up the joint seminars between Pro-Actions, Hornblower Business Brokers and Druces on “Would you buy your own business?”. Your support has been instrumental in getting the seminars up and running

Henry Campbell-Jones, Managing Director, Hornblower Business Brokers Ltd