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Our Story

Introducing EMERGE, a visionary consultancy and development organisation based in Birmingham, UK. Our heartfelt mission is to empower individuals and organisations by equipping them with the essential skills, knowledge, and support needed to thrive in the public and private sectors. We strive to create a positive social and economic impact that benefits a diverse range of stakeholders.

Our journey began with the creation of award-winning mentoring programs designed to uplift and transform the lives of young people. These programs have demonstrated significant improvements in behavior, academic achievement, and reduced exclusions. Building on this success, we have expanded our offerings to include engaging and effective leadership development workshops for teachers and leaders across various sectors. We firmly believe that effective leadership is the key that unlocks the boundless potential within individuals and organisations.

At EMERGE, we approach leadership development with a focus on inclusivity and accessibility. Our strategies are grounded in extensive research on organizational culture and the essential skills necessary for individuals to become effective, high-performing, and influential leaders. With a combined experience of over 100 years in training and developing leaders globally, our passionate team at EMERGE is committed to helping individuals and organizations of all backgrounds and ages reach their full potential.

We take great pride in the progress we have made on our journey so far, and we eagerly look forward to continuing to support our clients every step of the way. Together, let's embark on a transformative path to success that is open, inclusive, and accessible to all.

Meet the team

Our Mission


At Emerge Leadership, our unwavering mission is to empower young people and emerging leaders under 40 years old in the public and private sectors through custom-tailored training and development programs. We foster their self-leadership, enabling them to embrace responsibility, impact their surroundings, and embody courage, as they navigate their journey towards influential leadership.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the catalyst for transformative leadership, empowering emerging leaders to drive significant impact in their organisations and communities.

Founder Story - Errol Lawson

Errol Lawson is an entrepreneurial and leadership development expert, holding Masters degrees in Enterprise Management and Level 7 in Strategic Leadership. He is a change management and project management specialist, leveraging his extensive experience to help organisations achieve their goals. He is also a best-selling author of 4 books, providing readers with valuable insights into leadership, personal development, and overcoming challenges. Lawson's straight-from-the-heart, passion and high-energy, motivate audiences to step beyond their limitations and into their greatness in many ways. In recognition of his contributions, he was awarded the "Local Hero" award by the Association of Jamaican Nationals in 2014, named "Young Male Entrepreneur of the Year" by BEX Live in October 2015, and was a finalist in the Birmingham Young Professional of the Year competition (BYPY) in 2016. He was also a finalist in the Natwest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in 2017 and featured in the Birmingham Post Power 250, a list of the region's most influential leaders. In 2021, Lawson was named the winner of the West Midlands Leadership Award.

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