The winners of the British Indian Awards presented by accountancy and business advisory firm, BDO LLP, were announced last night in Birmingham.

The evening honoured the success and achievements of Britain’s Indian individuals, groups and business people.

The night was one of recognition and celebration, which highlighted the significant role Indian’s play in contributing to a better Great Britain.

There were eighteen awards presented on the night, the winners are:
The Community Award sponsored by The English Curry Awards: Loomba Foundation.

Sports Achievement of the Year presented by Asian World - Netan Sansara (FC Vestsjaelland).

Best in Arts & Culture presented by Pratham UK: Anish Kapoor (British Born Sculptor)

Best in Science & Engineering: Roma Agrawal (Chartered Structual Engineer)

Best in Medical: Bijayendra Singh (Medway Foundation NHS Trust)

Best in Accountancy & Finance: Kamel Hothi (Lloyds Banking Group)

Best in Legal Services: Mitesh Patel (Levenes Solicitors)

Best in Education presented by Pratham UK
Winner: Spinder Dhaliwal (University of Surrey)

Best in Media : Avtar Lit (Sunrise Radio)

Best in Creative Industries & Technology : Moneeb Awan (eSAY Solutions Ltd)

Outstanding Achievement Award: Fauja Singh (British Centenarian Marathon Runner)

Young Achiever of the Year presented by Indo European Business Forum: Dev Patel (British Indian Actor).

Best in Civil Service & Armed Forces: Keith Vaz MP

Financial Director of the Year sponsored by BDO: Tarsem Dhaliwal (Iceland)

Businesswoman of the Year presented by Asians UK: Shashi Gossain (Pharmaclinix)

Businessman of the Year sponsored by Carlton International: Daksh Gupta (Marshall Motor Group)

Business of the Year sponsored by BDO: East End Foods

Entrepreneur of the Year presented by Asian Wealth Magazine: Deepak Kuntawala (DVK Group)

Arbinder Chatwal, Head of India Advisory Services, BDO LLP commented: “It’s important that we take the time to recognise the achievements of the Indian community in Britain today.
"The awards ceremony showcased the very best in talent and we have been proud to be part of the celebrations. Congratulations to all the winners, who demonstrate an impressive mix of dedication, hard work, integrity and creativity.”

"Over 400 people attended the glamorous event, including hosts, Sunny and Shay, from the Bafta nominated Channel 4’s ‘The Family’, who now present their own show for BBC London 94.9fm. The entertainment of the evening was provided by the talented Desi Nach.

“We have some truly inspirational individuals who are proud to be Indian and British and the Awards were a great platform to recognise their efforts and achievements.

" It was a fantastic evening and I would like to thank everyone for attending and a big thank you to our sponsors. Congratulations to all our winner and finalists, and I hope to see you next year!” said Amit Arora, Business Development Director of event organizers Oceanic Consulting.

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 Pratham UK.

The main sponsor is BDO LLP and Pratham UK are this year’s charity partner.

Other sponsors and partners of the event include: Carlton International, Confederation of Indian Industry, Indo European Business Forum, Saffron Events Uk, Asians UK, Grafx Media, De:strukt, Asian World, The English Curry Awards and the Asian Wealth Magazine.