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Our Team

EMERGE is an educational consultancy based in Birmingham, UK. Our award-winning mentoring programs for young people have been proven to improve behaviour, increase academic achievement, and reduce exclusions. For teachers and leaders, we offer engaging and effective leadership development workshops that help participants grow in confidence, clarity, and competence. Our approach to leadership development is based on extensive research into organizational culture and the skills needed for individuals to become effective, high-performing, influential leaders. With over 100 years of combined experience in training and developing leaders internationally, the EMERGE team is dedicated to helping individuals and organisations reach their full potential.


Our vision to develop selfless, socially conscious, and competent young leaders around the world. Over the past 13 years, our mentoring, coaching, and training programs have been attended by more than 70,000 school and university students and over 10,000 teachers and leaders. We are passionate about equipping individuals and organisations to thrive in the pursuit of their goals.


Our Founder - Errol Lawson

Errol Lawson’s straight-from-the-heart, passion and high-energy, motivates audiences to step beyond their limitations and into their greatness in many ways. In 2014 Errol Lawson was awarded a coveted “Local Hero” award for his contribution made to the lives of people within the UK by the Association of Jamaican nationals. (AJN). In October 2015 Errol was awarded “Young male entrepreneur of the year” by BEX Live. In 2016 he was a finalist in the Birmingham Young Professional of the Year competition also known as BYPY. IN 2017 he was a finalist in the Natwest Great British Entrepreneur Awards and featured in the Birmingham Post Power 250, a list of the regions most influential leaders. In 2021 Winner of the West Midlands Leadership Award.

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