As countdown to the 18th Asian Achievers Awards begins, ABPL Group can barely contain its excitement to bring to you the best of British Asian achievers yet. The prestigious AAA event will celebrate the multi-faceted contributions by individuals who have not only created a niche in their field, but also brought the Asian diaspora into the limelight. Organised by Asian diaspora publications Asian Voice and Gujarat Samachar, the ceremony will hosted at the Grosvenor House, London.
Similar to each year, AAA has in this edition too chosen a Charity Partner, for which it will help raise funds. Ever since the beginning, the event has helped several charities raise millions of pounds. This year's chosen charity organisation is Oracle Cancer Trust, UK's leading charity solely dedicated to funding research into head and neck cancer. The organisation has made significant breakthroughs with the ICR in discovering smarter and kinder treatments for patients. It funds early-stage studies that show great promise of being translated into full clinical trials. Oracle funds a series of studied including a thyroid cancer research group, immuno and virus therapies, imaging, combination drug therapies, and developing treatment algorithms for the new MR Linac imaging machine based at The Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton.
On being chosen as Charity of the Year, Oracle said, “We are honoured to be chosen as Charity of the Year for the 18th Asian Achievers Awards. Oracle Cancer Trust is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to researching newer and kinder treatments for head and neck cancer and in the last ten years have invested over £5m in funding pioneering research programmes. Head and neck cancer is the most common form of cancer in India and the sixth most common in the world - current treatments can have lifelong and damaging side-effects. With the support of the Asian Achievers Awards we want to raise awareness about the devastating effects of the disease and help make this vital and much-needed research possible. Our ambition, with your help, is to fund an additional £200,000 of scientific research in 2018.”
ABPL Group is grateful for a significant team of sponsors who are determined just as we are, to make the event one to remember. Major sponsors include organisations like EY, Axiom Stone, Starling Bank, DDO Solicitors, Sow & Reap, SBI UK, Edwardian Hotels, Regent Group, and others. Asian Achievers Awards also finds pride to find Colors TV as its Media Partner.
Different categories of awards include the Uniformed and Civil Services, Entrepreneur of the Year, Woman of the Year, Professional of the Year, Media Arts & Culture, Business Person of the Year, Sports Personality of the Year, and Community Services. Each year, we invite not only our subscribers and readers, but also the wider community to nominate achievers for various categories of the award. Four shortlisted candidates have been announced in each category, and the winners shall be announced on the D-Day. Nominee submissions have been decided by an independent panel of judges comprising of industry experts, professionals, journalists, academics, and members of Parliament.