Winners of 2017



Asian Business of the Year Midlands

Winner: Morningside Pharmaceuticals


Kalpesh Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Eastern Eye | WINNER Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, Chief Executive, Morningside Pharmaceuticals | Kashmir Uppal, Partner, Shoosmith Solicitors | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor-in-Chief, Eastern Eye


Businesswoman of the Year in association with Investec Private Bank

Winner: Dame Asha Khemka DBE, Principal & Chief Executive, West Nottinghamshire College



Kalpesh Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Eastern Eye | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor-in-Chief, Eastern Eye | WINNER Dame Asha Khemka DBE, Principal & Chief Executive, West Nottinghamshire College | Sherelle Singh, Private Banker, Investec Private Bank

Entrepreneur of the Year Award supported by Business Growth Fund

Winner: Kailash Suri, Managing Director, Reel Cinemas



Andy Street CBE | Gurinder Sunner, Investor, Business Growth Fund | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor-in-Chief, Eastern Eye | WINNER Kailash Suri, Managing Director, Reels Cinemas | Muhammed Faizal, Operations Manager | Navin Suri, Reel Cinemas | Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Eastern Eye 

Fast Growth Business Award supported by Mazars.

Winner: HKS Retail Limited


Kalpesh Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Eastern Eye | WINNER Risha, Bijal, Sailesh, Kamlesh Thakrar, HKS Retail Limited | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor in Chief, Eastern Eye | WINNER Shane and Krishan Thakrar | Balvinder Sidhu | Ian Pickford, Central Region Managing Partner, Mazars


Community Champion Award

Winner: Nishti Ismail, Founder, Nishti’s Choice



Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Eastern Eye | WINNER Nishti Ismail, Founder, Nishti’s Choice | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor-in-Chief, Eastern Eye | Rajiv Popat, ITV News Central Correspondent


Restaurant Business Award

Winner: Five Rivers Group



Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Eastern Eye | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor-in-Chief, Eastern Eye | WINNER Rashpal Sunner, Group Chief Executive, Hardeep Karra, Restaurant Manager, Kindi Sunner, CEO of Five Rivers Group | Shefali Oza


Healthcare Business Award

Winner: Has Modi, Managing Director, Jardines UK



Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Eastern Eye | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor-in-Chief, Eastern Eye | WINNER Has Modi, Managing Director, Jardines UK | Prity Modi | Professor Barnie Choudhury 


Asian Business Manufacturing Award

Winner: Shahid Sheikh, Managing Director, Clifton Packaging Group



Kalpesh Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Eastern Eye | Farhana Sheikh | Jamal Sheikh | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor-in-Chief, Eastern Eye | Khalid Mahmood MP | WINNER Shahid Sheikh, Managing Director, Clifton Packaging Group | Laila Sheikh