The fifth annual British Indian Awards welcomed 200 guests at The Athena in Leicester on Wednesday June 14th in a celebration of the British Indian community.
The British Indian Awards recognise the success and determination of British Indian professionals and businesses. The winners are a true reflection of high standard as they are chosen by members of the general public.
The black tie event was hosted by the assistant editor at BBC Radio Leicester, Kamlesh Purohit!
He welcomed on stage talented individuals and businesses, acknowledged for constantly delivering high-quality food products and impeccable service to their clients.
Irfan Younis, CEO of organisers Creative Oceanic, said: “We are honoured and delighted to have such great finalists and winners representing the British Indian community and enhancing its reputation nationally and internationally.
“These were the fifth annual British Indian Awards. They are a true reflection of British Indian talent in the country and we want to make sure that the hard work of those deserving professionals doesn’t go unnoticed.
“We were very happy to welcome the guests and celebrate with them. Congratulations to all finalists and winners!”
Oceanic Consulting is Britain’s largest ethnic consulting and promotions organisation. With years of experience, it holds various world class events throughout major cities across Scotland and England. Oceanic Consulting’s events, held annually, have become a major fixture of the calendar both for the Asian community and the wider population and generate a lot of media interest, locally and internationally.
The awards supported the Well Foundation and the charity raised £500.
The full list of winners:
Best in Creative Industries went to Sunrise Radio (Bradford)
Best in Civil & Third Sector Services went to Councillor Manjula Sood MBE (Leicester)
Best in Science & Technology went to Dr Premila Nalini Webster (Oxford)
Rising Star Award went to Jatin Patel (London)
Best in Medical went to Dr Gaggandeep Singh Alg (London)
Best in Media went to Anjula Singh (London)
Best in Legal Services went to Jas Kalsi (London)
Best in Education went to Avtar Singh Purewal OBE (Wetherby)
Best in Accounting went to Sumit Agarwal (London)
Indian Spirit in the Community went to Jeevan Chagger (Birmingham)
Professional in Business went to Dr Sameer Patel (London)
Best Charity/Community Initiative went to Guru Nanak Nam Ladies Jatha (Birmingham)
Corporate Leaders went to Sue Kukadia (London)
Arts & Cultural Awareness went to BritAsia TV (Birmingham)
Best Entertainer went to Professor Ustad Sital Singh Sitara MBE (London)
Best SME Business went to Kapture 8 (Birmingham)
Family Business of the Year went to HKS Holdings Ltd (Leicester)
Leaders in Finance went to Kalpana Shah (London)
Best Indian Business in the UK went to TJC (The Jewellery Channel) (London)
Young Achiever of the Year went to Rubeena Kaur Mehat (Coventry)
Businesswoman of the Year went to Barinder Hothi (Bracknell, Berkshire)
Businessman of the Year went to Jojar Dhinsa (London)
Business of the Year went to Wholesale LED Lights (Leicester)
UK Companies in India went to Fever Tree Drinks (PLC) (London)
Entrepreneur of the Year went to Hema Patel (Leicester/London)