Our Team

Across our team and key stakeholders, 95% of those who work with us have direct lived experience of marginalisation, and understand the the issues we’re tackling.

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

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

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Ishita Ranjan: Founding 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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Zoe Daniels: Brand and Engagement Lead

Zoe (they/them) has worked with Spark & Co. as the Brand and Engagement 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.