ABPL, the leading South Asian publishers in the UK, have commenced a partnership for the prestigious Asian Achievers Awards with consulting firm EPG. The move will retain ABPL’s unique community connect with the diaspora and utilise EPG’s expertise in large-scale events to grow the Awards to recognise and celebrate excellence in the community. The next edition of the Awards will take place in Autumn 2022, and nominations are open now.
Faced with unprecedented adversity during the pandemic, South Asian leaders across the UK have shown resilience, innovation and foresight in tackling the new economic and societal challenges Covid-19 has brought.
South Asians in the UK today occupy leadership positions across a range of fields, including politics, business and civil society. The Asian Achievers Awards recognise the outstanding work of these individuals within the community. Established in 2000 and held annually since then, the Awards will return following the pandemic.
CB Patel, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of ABPL, said, “The AAA are consistently recognised by the community as the most prestigious and highly respected Awards in the calendar. In nearly half a century of campaigning and media publishing, we've built an intimate trust with our readers and advertisers. This new partnership with EPG will build the history and help the Awards reach new heights.”
Smita Patel, Director of EPG, said, “Asian Voice and Gujarat Samachar harbour a special place in the community, documenting our growth and contribution to life in the UK over decades. We are proud to be part of such a legacy. EPG works with entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders globally through our offices in the UK, India and Uganda. We see our collaboration with AAA as an exciting opportunity for growth.”
Amitabh Shah, Founder of charity Yuva Unstoppable, said, “Being Charity Partner for the AAA in 2019 helped our charity raise more than £200,000 directly and over £2m indirectly. This enabled access to education, sanitation, drinking water, scholarships and more for thousands more underprivileged children across India. We are sure the Awards will go from strength to strength and support our community’s growth.”
Anita Goyal MBE, a judge at the 2019 edition, said: “As a Judge in the last edition of the Awards, I saw first-hand the breadth and depth of talent within the Asian community. It is important to track, promote and celebrate the growth of such diverse voices that contribute to making Britain a better place. I am delighted the AAA is returning and look forward to being actively engaged.”
EPG will be hosting a launch event to celebrate this new partnership in the coming weeks in London.