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Young Achiever of the Year

Riz Navsarka started his company at the tender age of 20, and has gone on to revolutionise the cosmetic industry, taking coloured contact lenses from the opticians into the mass market.

young achiever of the year

L to R - Nisar Haq of Revelation Car Rally with Young Achiever of the Year, Riz Navsarka of MesmerEyez.

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Franchise of the Year

With 20 McDonalds restaurants throughout North & North West London and employing over 1000 staff. APPT Corporation Ltd company is now the second biggest McDonalds franchisee in the UK.

franchise of the year

L to R – Atul Pathak, owner of APPT Corporation Ltd t/a McDonalds, winner of Franchisee of the Year being presented his award by Chris Wormall of HSBC.

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Small Business of the Year

Lubna Rafiq was recognised for her amazing gift she shares with others Establishing Lubna Rafiq Academy in 2005, with one mission in mind: to share a wealth of success and talents with other budding make up and hair artists.

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Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Mr Tony Deep Wouhra of East End. Arriving in Britain at the young age of 18, with £3 in his pocket he spent time as a door to door salesman before going on to establish the highly successful Asian food company East End. East End has now grown to be one of the largest Asian food companies in the UK employing more than 300 people.

lifetime achievment award

Tony Deep Wouhra’s brother, Mr Jasbit Wouhra (middle) and wife, Mrs Paramjit Wouhra (left) collecting the Lifetime Achievement Award on his behalf. Presented by Amit Auroa (right) of Oceanic Consulting.




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The Community Award

The Mosiac Network Founded in 2007 by his HRH The Prince of Wales, aim is to create opportunities for young people from some of the most deprived backgrounds in our communities by helping them realise their talent and potential.

the community award

L to R – Hassan Anwar of Saffron Events UK presenting Nazim Afzal & Atifa Shah from The Mosiac Network with the Communtiy Award.



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Entrepreneur of the Year

Euro Garages have grown their empire from three outlets since 2001 to a portfolio of over 70 freehold-owned sites across the North of England and the Midlands. They are now one of the UK’s largest independent operators of petrol forecourts and convenience stores.

entrepreneur of the year

Shuiab Khan of Asian Image presenting the award for Entrepreneur of the Year to Mohsin Issa of Euro Garages.




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Businesswoman of the Year

With 32 years of experience within the Pharmaceutical, skin care and beauty business, Shashi Gossain of Pharmaclinix launched the brand leader in Advanced Cosmeceuticals developed for Asian & Darker skin tones. The products are now available in 25 countries, in over 10,000 outlets.

business woman of the year

Vasdev Tulli of Zee TV presenting Dhiraj Saheta, International Brand Manager of Pharamclinix, who accepted the award on Shashi Gossain’s behalf.



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Businessman of the Year

The Businessman of the Year award went to recognise the hard work of a father who started the business, which is now being run by his two dedicated sons, who have made 99p Store a household name with over 170 shops across the UK.

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Hussain Lalani of the 99p Stores collecting the Award of Businessman of The Year.


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Business of the Year

Clifton Packaging have been going from strength to strength for over 30 years, and are now established as the countries leading manufacturer of packaging materials. Having recently negotiated a multimillion pound investment they picked up the award for Business of The Year.

business of the year

Shahid Sheikh of Clifton Packaging accepting the award of Business Of The Year.




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Power Business of the Year

The Power Business of the Year Award went to LycaMobile. Who are one of the largest Mobile Network Operator in the world, helping over 8 million subscribers across 14 countries make affordable international and national calls.

young achiever of the year

Dalip Puri of HSBC (far left) presenting the award to the team from Lycamobile L-R –Chairman – Subaskaran Allirajah, Group Chief Operating Officer, Prem Sivasamy and Group Chief Exectuive Officer, Milind Kangle.

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