Asian Business of the Year Award: Surinder Arora

Asian Business of the Year Award (supported by OakNorth Bank): Surinder Arora, founder of the Arora Group Brought up in humble circumstances – when he arrived in Britain he could barely speak English – Surinder Arora has created one of the country’s leading hospitality businesses. The Arora Group now has a portfolio of 15 hotels […]

Business Personality of the Year Award: Sri Prakash Lohia

Business Personality of the Year Award (supported by Bristol Laboratories): Sri Prakash Lohia, founder of Indorama. Sri Prakash Lohia’s company, Indorama, is a global concern with annual revenues exceeding $10 billion. The group is the world’s largest producer of PET resin used in plastic bottles as well as the largest producer of synthetic disposable gloves. […]

Global Investor Award: Cyrus Vandrevala

Global Investor Award: Cyrus Vandrevala, co-founder of Intrepid Capital Partners Cyrus Vandrevala has built a formidable reputation as one of the world’s leading investors. In 2001, he founded Intrepid Capital Partners, one of the early investors in Russia and the telecoms market, and over the past decades has built an impeccable book of contacts. In […]

Fast Growth Business Award: Mahmud Kamani

Fast Growth Business Award (supported by the Karali Group): Mahmud Kamani, founder of Mahmud Kamani is a visionary in the fashion world, being quick to spot the potential the internet held for retail and taking advantage of the technology to sell directly to his customers. Boohoo’s line of chic and stylish clothing has been […]

Food & Drink Award: Karan Chanana

Food & Drink Award (supported by Sun Mark): Karan Chanana, chairman of the Amira Group Karan Chanana has grown Amira into a global brand since taking the helm in 2006. Best known for its premium quality basmati rice, Amira’s products are available across five continents and the company has offices in Dubai, Britain, Germany, India, […]

Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Subodh Agrawal

Entrepreneur of the Year Award (supported by Edwardian Hotels London): Subodh Agrawal, founder of Euromax Capital As founder of Euromax Capital, Subodh Agrawal has over 30 years of experience in making some of the biggest deals around. Based in London and Dubai, he has worked on behalf of Tata, Reliance, Essar and Jindal, as well […]

Hotelier of the Year Award: Koolesh Shah

Hotelier of the Year Award (supported by HT Drinks): Koolesh Shah, founder of the London Town Group Born and raised in Britain, Koolesh Shah has spent his entire life in the hotel business. The London Town Group was the first to launch IHG’s Indigo hotel brand in the UK, a measure of the reputation the […]

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Aly Esmail

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (supported by CareTech and Sheikh Holdings): Aly Esmail, director of the SME Group Having joined his parents in the family business around a decade ago, Aly Esmail has helped make the SME group one of the most successful in its sector. The group runs a wide range of fast […]

Healthcare Business of the Year Award: Dr Nikesh Kotecha

Healthcare Business of the Year Award (supported by Bank of Baroda): Dr Nikesh Kotecha, CEO of Morningside Pharmaceuticals Dr Nikesh Kotecha spotted an opportunity to supply branded and niche generics and was duly rewarded with a spectacular growth. From its manufacturing plant in Loughborough, Morningside Pharmaceuticals supplies hospitals, wholesalers, pharmacy chains and export markets around […]