British Asian entrepreneurs paving the way for the next generation on a night highlighting the success & contribution of Asian-owned businesses in the UK

22nd March 2019, London, UK – British Asian entrepreneurs and wealth creators were celebrated and honoured tonight at the annual Asian Business Awards at London’s Westminster Park Plaza. Now in their 22nd year and hosted by the Asian Media Group, publishers of Eastern Eye, the awards recognise the contribution and achievements of outstanding business leaders in the UK.

The Asian Business Awards saluted both Asian entrepreneurs and businesses, which created jobs and had a significant impact on the country’s economy.

The awards ceremony also saw the launch of the 2019 Asian Rich List, a compilation of the 101 wealthiest Asians in Britain, highlighting exceptional entrepreneurial achievement over the past 12 months. The Asian Rich List is the definitive and most authoritative guide to Asian wealth in Britain and shines a light onthe substantial economic achievements of a community.

It was a night of double triumph for the pioneering Hinduja family, who topped the Asian Rich List for the sixth consecutive year and also picked up the Philanthropy Award for their long-standing charitable endeavours with the Hinduja Foundation. The foundation, which was started in 1969 and celebrates its milestone 50th year this year, works in a wide range of areas such as education, healthcare, promotion of arts and culture, sports and social welfare.

Haroon and Farouq Sheikh of CareTech, which runs a large number of established residential care homes in the UK, picked up the top award of the evening, the prestigious Asian Business of the Year award.It was a successful night for the care homes industry as Mala Agarwal, Managing Director of Athena Care Homes collected the Businesswoman of the Year award and CHD Living were the winners of the Care Home Operator of the Year Award.

The galaevening was hosted by BBC Radio Five Live presenter NihalArthanayake and welcomed politicians, celebrities, influencers, entrepreneurs, business leaders and philanthropists to celebrate the diverse spectrum of Asian business and the invaluable contribution made to British economy and society.

KalpeshR Solanki, Group Managing Editor of AMG, commented: The Asian Business Awards is the biggest celebration of Asian business success in the country. Over the last 22 years,The Asian Business Awards has become the definitive platform to recognise and celebrate success of the Asian Business community by providing the oxygen of publicity and recognition that highlights unsung heroes.”

ShaileshR Solanki, executive editor of AMG, commented: “The Asian Rich List is carefully compiled by a team of experts and it is the definitive guide to Asian wealth in Britain. The list showcases the changing patterns of Asian wealth and economic development in the UK. This year’s list is once again a fascinating commentary on the financial impact British Asians have in the UK and the level of success and growth that certain entrepreneurs and business leaders have achieved.”

The full list of winners at this year’s Asian Business Awards is as follow

Full list of winners at the Asian Business Awards 2019

Asian Business of the Year

Winner- CareTech

Business Personality of the Year

Winner – KaileshSuri, Founder, Reel Cinemas

Philanthropy Award

Winner – Hinduja Foundation

Businesswoman of the Year Award supported by Damac

Winner – Mala Agarwal, Managing Director, Athena Care Homes

Entrepreneur of the Year supported by Edwardian Hotels London

Winner – Rishi Khosla, CEO & Co-Founder, Oaknorth Bank

Young Entrepreneur of the Year supported by SBI

Winner- Dr Nikhil Shah, Director, London Town Group

Healthcare Business Award supported by Shanti/C&C Alpha

Winner – Sigma Pharmaceuticals

Care Home Operator of the Year

Winner – CHD Living

Restaurant Business Award

Winner – The Cinnamon Club

Franchise Business Award

Winner –Amsric

Entertainment Business of the Year

Winner – Eros Now

Notes to editors:

    • With a 50-year heritage, The Asian Media Group (AMG), publishes a stable of market leading magazines for the Asian community in the UK and USA.  The company hosts a number of hugely successful events and award dinners affiliated with its magazines.  AMG is Britain’s biggest Asian publishing house and its titles includes Eastern Eye newspaper, Garavi Gujarat newsweekly, Asian Trader, Pharmacy Business, Asian Hospitality, the Asian Rich List, the Asian Rich List Midlands and the GG2 Power List.
    • Previous chief guests at the Asian Business Awards have included the Prince of Wales, Tony Blair, Boris Johnson, Theresa May, Vince Cable and David Milliband

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