Winners announced at the British Indian Awards

Local talent honoured at prestigious ceremony.

Local Asians from a wide variety of professions were amongst those honoured at the British Indian Awards which were announced last week at a ceremony held at the St. Johns Hotel in Solihull.

The evening, sponsored by accountant BDO Binder Hamlyn, honoured the success and achievements of Britain’s Indian individuals, groups and business people. The evening was one of recognition and celebration, which highlighted the significant role Indian’s play in contributing to a better Great Britain.

Arbinder Chatwal, Head of India Advisory Services, BDO LLP commented: ““Congratulations to all the winners and finalists, who demonstrate an impressive mix of dedication, hard work, integrity and creativity. BDO is really pleased to see the achievements of the Indian community in Britain today being recognized and we are proud to be part of a ceremony that puts the spotlight on the very best in Indian talent.”

Over 400 people attended the glamorous event, including host DJ Neev of Kiss FM. Singer and songwriter Indiraa showcased her talent by performing her latest single India on stage, also entertaining the guests, with six number one smash hits single, was Navin Kundra.

Award winners included Businessman of the Year, which went to Jindy Khera  of catering firm KTC in  Birmingham.  Best  in education winner was  Professor Monder Ram  from Birmingham University Best in Accounting went to  Andeep Kumar Mangal of local accountancy practice Thapers  while the Best in  Sport winner was  Yan Dhanda, an England under-16 international footballer currently on the books of Liverpool.

As well as recognising the achievements of Indian men and women at the forefront of their communities and industries, the event also raised money for the official charity partners The Well Foundation, whose aim is to provide accessible clean water around the world.