Nominees for the Asian Achievers Awards 2015

The 15th annual Asian Achievers Awards 2015 will take place on September 18, 2015 at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. See the full list of nominations here.

Asian Achievers Awards 2015 Nominations

"We were overwhelmed with the calibre of entries for the Asian Achievers Awards this year."

The nominations for the Asian Achievers Awards 2015 have finally been announced.

Hosted by Asian Business Publications Ltd (ABPL), the annual event is celebrating its 15th edition with an exceptional list of South Asian and British Asian achievers in all fields of sport, fashion, business, media and the civil services.

Publisher and Editor of the ABPL Group, Mr CB Patel said:

Here is the full list of nominations of the Asian Achievers Awards 2015:

“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.”

For 2015, nominees include the likes of England cricketing legend Moeen Ali, Citizen Khan’s Adil Ray and Sports Agent, Shehneela Ahmed.

In addition, fashion tycoons Nitin Passi (MissGuided), Nish and Sach Kukadia (Secret Sales) and entrepreneur Vanita Parti MBE (Blink Brow Bar) are all nominated for ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’.

Asian Achievers Awards 2015 Nominations

For the 15th edition, ABPL have chosen the Awards’ theme to celebrate the contribution of Asians in Uniformed and Civil Services.

Patel adds: “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.”

In the ‘Uniformed And Civil Services’ category, nominees include Lance Corporal Tuljung Gurung (The Royal Gurkha Rifles), Imam Asim Hafiz OBE MA (British Armed Forces), and Makhdum Ali Chishty (Metropolitan Police).

Here is the full list of nominations of the Asian Achievers Awards 2015:

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

Charity partner for 2015 is the ‘Loomba Foundation’, which offers aid and protection to widows and children.

The 15th Asian Achievers Awards will take place at London’s prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel on September 18, 2015.

DESIblitz wishes the best of luck to all of the nominees.

Aisha an English literature graduate, is a keen editorial writer. She adores reading, theatre, and anything arts related. She is a creative soul and is always reinventing herself. Her motto is: “Life is too short, so eat dessert first!”


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