Winners of 2017




Asian Business of the Year 2017 in association with Oaknorth Bank

Winner: The Arora Group




Presented by Kalpesh Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Eastern Eye, Graham Olive, Deputy CEO, Oaknorth Bank, Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editorin-Chief, Eastern Eye, Surinder Arora, Founder & Chairman of The Arora Group, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London and Rishi Khosla, Co-Founder & CEO of OakNorth Bank

Hotelier of the Year Award sponsored by HT & Co Drinks

Winner: Koolesh Shah, Managing Director, London Town Group of Companies




Presented by Rupa Huq MP, Sanjay Thakrar, Director of HT Drinks, Koolesh Shah, Managing Director, London Town Group of Companies, Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor-in-Chief, Eastern Eye and Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Eastern Eye

Entrepreneur of the Year supported by Edwardian Hotels London

Winner: Subodh Agrawal, Founder, EuromaxCapital




Presented by Kalpesh Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Eastern Eye, Subodh Agrawal, Founder, EuromaxCapital, Siraj Singh, Director of Marketing and E-Commerce, Edwardian Hotels London, Amrita Acharia and Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor-in-Chief, Eastern Eye

Food & Drink Business Award supported by Sun Mark Limited

Winner: The Amira Group




Presented by Dr Rami Ranger CBE, Founder & Chairnan, Sun Mark Ltd, Dawn Butler MP, Karan Chanana, Chairman of The Amira Group, Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor-in-Chief, Eastern Eye and Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Eastern Eye

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award sponsored by CareTech and Sheikh Holdings

Winner: Aly Esmail, Managing Director, SME Group




Presented by Akbar Sheikh, CEO of Sheikh Holdings , Naughty Boy, Aly Esmail, Managing Director, SME Group, Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor-in-Chief, Eastern Eye and Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Eastern Eye

Business Personality of the Year supported by Bristol Laboratories

Winner: Sri Prakash Lohia, Chairman, Indorama




Presented by Kalpesh Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Eastern Eye, Bhasker Patel, Sri Prakash Lohia, Chairman of Indorama, Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor-in-Chief, Eastern Eye and Mr T Ramachandran, CEO & Managing Director of Bristol Laboratories

Healthcare Business Award supported by Bank of Baroda

Winner: Morningside Pharmaceuticals




Presented by Dhimant Trivedi, CEO, Bank of Baroda, Baroness Verma, Dr Nikesh Kotecha, Managing Director, Morningside Pharmaceuticals, Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor-in-Chief, Eastern Eye and Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Eastern Eye

Global Investor Award supported by Amilco

Winner: Cyrus Vandrevala




Presented by Kalpesh Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Eastern Eye, Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor-in-Chief, Eastern Eye, Cyrus Vandrevala, Founder, Intrepid Capital Partners and Lord Jitesh Gadhia.

Fast Growth Business Award supported by Karali

Winner: Mahmud Kamani, Joint CEO, boohoo.com




Presented by Kalpesh Solanki, Group Managing Director, Eastern Eye, Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor-in-Chief, Eastern Eye, Mahesh Patel, Boohoo, Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor for Business and Salim Janmohamed, Chairman and Managing Director, Karali