Asian Businesses Bag Laurels


The Signature awards in their second year celebrated a number of awards included excellence in a number of categories including finance, law, banking, business, owner practice and finally an award for excellence in diversity….reports Asian Lite News

Sewa Singh Mandla, Ninder Johal , Narinder Johal
Sewa Singh Mandla, Ninder Johal , Narinder Johal

Mr Ninder Johal of Nachural , the organiser of the event and who is also president of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce and a Black Country LEP board member spoke about the positive growth of the UK over the last 12 months but warned about the slowing down of the global economy and in particular the problems surrounding the Eurozone.

He also emphasized the need to concentrate on the importance of education and how this will impinge on the ability of the UK to remain competitive in the global marketplace. He warned on the need to have a balanced economy both in terms of sectoral coverage but also from a geographical basis where London was still seen as overheating. He also warned the region to collaborate and work together in order to safeguard funding for crucial issues such as transport infrastructure and local skills development.

Tommy Sandhu, Jatinder Paul, Tim Andrews
Tommy Sandhu, Jatinder Paul, Tim Andrews

Paul Bassi CBE, CEO of Real Estate Investors Plc, delivered the keynote speech. For businesses looking to grow, Mr Bassi encouraged entrepreneurs to seek the best quality professional advisors and to surround themselves with positive thinking people and was very optimistic about the regions attractiveness from a property development perspective and that this would only increase in time with the development of HS2.

Sponsors on the night included : Birmingham City University, Brit Asia, BSJ Fixings, Cobra Beer, Divya Group, East End Foods, Hollywood Monster, Pathway Group, Rational FX, The BusinessDesk, Vision and Wolverhampton University.

Lovebrum was the charity on the night and raised £6500 on the night where over 460 people attended. Host for the evening was Tommy Sandhu, a BBC presenter and the entertainment was produced by Gabhru Panjab De.

Other awards categories also included Young professional of the year and a final award for the lifetime achievement award.

Awards winners included :

Excellence in Finance : Chan Nandhray ( West Bromwich Building Society )

Excellence in Law –  Anurag Singh ( Gowling WLG )

Excellence in Banking – Rav Bagri ( Santander Bank )

Young professional of the Year – Jatinder Paul ( Irwin Mitchell )

Excellence In Business – Shahid Sheikh ( Clifton Packaging )

Excellence in Professions for Owner Practice – Ranjit Thaliwal ( Thaliwal & Co Solicitors )

Diversity Award –  Kavita Bachada ( PEL Solicitors )

Lifetime Achievement – Sewa Singh Mandla