LEICESTER: Manish Bhasin, BBC TV football presenter, was among winners at the Leicester Business Diversity Awards. Now in their second year, the awards aim to recognise and reward extraordinary contributions of local businesses and citizens. The prestigious round-table event featured dinner, dance and speeches by a handful of the around 20 VIPs sat on the top table.
Speakers included Uganda’s High Commissioner Her Excellency Professor Joyce Kikafunda, ethnic business guru Professor Monder Ram OBE, Veejay Patel, event host and Director of Business 2 Business (UK) Limited and Dr Sanjiv Nichani from charity Healing Little Hearts. The evening helped raise almost £4,000 on the night for the charity.
Winners of the 14 awards across four categories included Leicester City footballer Steve Walsh, CEO of Leicestershire County Cricket Club Wasim Khan, Anand International Limited and Dr Nik Kotecha, CEO of Morningside Pharmaceuticals Limited. The event was held at the Sturgess Jaguar Showroom in Leicester last Friday evening.