Ask for Angela Ambassadors have pledged their support to the scheme and share our mission to reduce violence against women, girls and other potentially vulnerable groups, and to improve public safety. We are very grateful for their support.
Lisa Lashes is an electronic dance music DJ and music producer known for mixing numerous Euphoria albums and for her Lashed dance music events. Lisa has headlined European and international music festivals and has toured China, Canada, US, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. She established the Lisa Lashes School of Music to give young people a pathway into the music business and works with children at risk of exclusion.
Hayley Crawford is District Commander for Bassetlaw (Nottinghamshire Police) and the national Patron of Ask for Angela. Inspector Crawford created Ask for Angela whilst working as the Sexual Violence (Prevention) Lead for Lincolnshire County Council. Hayley received a National Pubwatch Award at the House of Lords in November 2022 in recognition of her work, and a number of other awards.
Amy Lamé was appointed Night Czar in 2016, and was tasked with ensuring London thrives as a 24-hour city. Amy’s role involves championing London’s nightlife both in the UK and internationally, including safeguarding venues across the city. This vital work is driven by working in partnership with the night time industries, local authorities, the Metropolitan Police, Transport for London and the public.
Sylvia has worked in the leisure and hospitality sector for 24 years and has a genuine passion for the sector. She has worked with town and cities across the UK to write night time economy strategies, achieve Purple Flag status, review policies, set up Best Bar None schemes and deliver other projects that support a diverse, vibrant and safe leisure economy, including projects designed to reduce violence against women and girls.
In 2018, Warehouse Project and Parklife co-founder Sacha Lord was appointed as Greater Manchester’s first-ever Night Time Economy Adviser by Mayor Andy Burnham. In his role, Sacha has championed Greater Manchester’s thriving nightlife and has set out bold recommendations to help improve safety, transport and cultural diversity, as well as ensuring workers within the sector are supported throughout their careers.
With over 25 years working within the late-night entertainment industry, Silvana’s passion lies in improving diversity, equality, inclusion, and wellbeing. She spotlights these issues with unparalleled cross-cultural knowledge and the kind of characteristic gusto that’s made her a figurehead for the scene. She has also developed NTIA CIC, designed to showcase the unique cultural impact of nighttime industries.
Sophie is passionate about promoting safety within local communities and is responsible for the day to day management of the NABCP, supporting and advising BCRP Managers by sharing best practice, policy and guidance on all issues relating to Business Crime Reduction, as well as representing their views at National level, with our valued partners in the Police, Home Office, Security Companies and many more.
Toni Allen has over 20 years’ experience in driving forward thinking integrated sales, marketing and commercial strategies. Her work includes creating conditions that positively encourage women to study and work in engineering and the sciences. Toni is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a regular judge of the B2B Marketing Awards and the Lloyd’s Bank Business Awards.
Swedish band KRAKEL discovered Ask for Angela on a visit to London and were so impressed they wrote a track inspired by the scheme called Underworld (you can find it on Spotify). Co-founders Asa and Katarina and band members Jesper, Hans and Stefan have all agreed to become Ask for Angela ambassadors, raising awarness of the scheme through their own networks and helping our mission to make going out safer for everyone.
Michele started her career with DHP in 2003 after choosing to go to University in Nottingham, solely based on the amazing gigs at Rock City. Nineteen whirlwind years later Michele is now the Venues Area Manager overseeing all seven of their venues across three cities: Rock City, Rescue Rooms and Bodega in Nottingham, The Garage and Oslo in London, and Thekla in Bristol.