Asian Achievers Awards


Nominees Unveiled

The nominations for the 15th annual Asian Achievers Awards have been unveiled. They include, cricket icon, Moeen Ali; fashion tycoons, Nitin Passi of MissGuided and brothers, Nish and Sach Kukadia of Secret Sales; BBC’s Citizen Khan star Adil Ray; entrepreneur, Vanita Parti MBE of Blink Brow Bar; and international hotelier Surinder Arora of Arora Hotels.


Mr. CB Patel, Publisher/Editor, ABPL Group says: “We were overwhelmed with the calibre of entries for the Asian Achievers Awards this year, but our judges led by Sir Vince Cable, have once again done a stellar job in short listing nominees. Each year we celebrate inspirational role models and pillars in our community, and our nominees this year represent this ethos to perfection and I would like to send a sincere thanks to all those who took the time to nominate.


In the landmark 15th year of the Asian Achievers Awards it brings me much pride to pay special homage to British Asian men and women who help to both run our country and also protect it. Their remarkable deeds can be life-changing, and even life-saving, and this is our opportunity to thank them.”


Taking place on September 18th at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, the Asian Achievers Awards celebrates the outstanding work of South Asian individuals from across a spectrum of backgrounds and professions. This year’s event is themed around the contribution of Asians in Uniformed and Civil Service.


Since launching, The Asian Achievers Awards has helped to raise millions of pounds for various charities and this year, the chosen charity partner is the Loomba Foundation, which works with widows and children. The Asian Achievers Awards is also proud to have Sunrise Radio and Colors TV on board as Media Partners.




Business Person Of The Year


Iqbal Ahmed OBE – Seamark PLC

Jasminder Singh – The Mayfair Hotel

Zameer Choudrey – Bestway Group

Surinder Arora – Arora Hotels



Entrepreneur Of The Year


Nish & Sach Kukadia – Secret Sales

Vanita Parti MBE – Blink Brow Bar

Nitin Passi – Missguided

Karam Sethi & Jyotin Sethi – JKS Restaurants



Sports Personality Of The Year


Rimla Akhtar – FA Council Member

Shehneela Ahmed – Sports Agent

Moeen Ali – England Cricketer

Ira Banerjee – Badminton Player



Uniformed And Civil Services


Lance Corporal Tuljung Gurung – The Royal Gurkha Rifles

Imam Asim Hafiz OBE MA – British Armed Forces

Jaswant Kaur Narwal – Crown Prosecution Service

Makhdum Ali Chishty – Metropolitan Police



Media, Arts And Culture


Deeyah Khan – Human Rights Activist /Film Director

Romesh Gunasekera – Author

Adil Ray – British Actor

Asif Khan – Architect



Woman Of The Year


Bindi Karia – Vice President Of Silicon Valley Bank UK

Dr. Irene Khan – Lawyer

Dame Zarin Kharas DBE – Co-Founder, Just Giving

Smruti Sriram – CEO, Supreme Creations



Achievement In Community Service


Amir Cheema MBE – Community Service

Arun Patel – Founder, Polio Children

Jasvinder Sanghera CBE – Founder, Karma Nirvana

Husna Parvin Ahmad OBE – Secretary General, World Muslim Leadership Forum



Professional Of The Year


Satvir Bungar – Director, BDO

Anita Balchandani

Dr Farah Bhatti – Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Prof Venugopal K Nair OBE – Head Of Viral Oncogenesis Group



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