The second Indian Awards, organised by the India Business Group (IBG), a leading business advisory consultancy occurred recently on 17th May in the Palace of Westminster.
The awards ceremony was attended by the UK Home Secretary, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, recognised UK-based individuals, businesses and organizations that have contributed to furthering the relationship culturally, socially or economically, between India and the UK.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of the India Business Group (IBG), Mr. Amarjit Singh, “The India Business Group is delighted to present the second Indian Awards initiative…The modern relationship between the UK and India is at a key juncture. Through The Indian Awards, we aim to inspire and encourage the next generation of UK and Indian entrepreneurs, facilitators and bridge builders who will take the bilateral relationship to greater heights.”
Nominations were invited by members of the public and the handfuls of winners were chosen by a panel of honored judges made up of senior figures and the winner names were declared on the evening.
This year’s Special Recognition Award, which applauds ‘an individual’s outstanding commitment to building UK-India relations’, was presented to Dr Rami Ranger CBE, Chairman of Sun Mark Limited.
Other winners include:
- Larger Business Award - Rolls-Royce PLC
- SME Award - EnergyPro Limited
- Professional Adviser Award - Deepak Lalwani OBE, Founder and Chairman of Lalcap Limited
- Entrepreneur Award - Alpesh Patel, Founder of Praefinium Partners
- Arts & Culture Award - Gurinder Chadha OBE
The Awards ceremony was supported by a range of high profile partners, including Associated British Ports, Heathrow Airport, Invest India, the Institute of Directors Hampshire Cricket, and the Lalit Hotel. Niine and Star TV Networks was the official media partner. The awards were also supported by Indus Net Techshu, Chivas Brothers, HCL, Here&Now365 and Taylor Wessing.