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The only pan Asian awards designed to celebrate and honour the very best of Asian achievement across a range of professional sectors.

What is the APA?

The APA is the only pan Asian awards designed to celebrate and honour the very best of Asian achievement across a range of professional sectors. It provides a platform to recognise and honour Asians who excel in their professional careers and contribute to the success of businesses big and small on a daily basis. These contributions relate to helping their company grow, helping shape their industry and making a difference to the people they work with. These are all too often overlooked. Without this recognition being made more widely there is a vacuum of Asian role models for others wanting to be equally successful in their careers.

Why celebrate Asian success?

London is set to build its 3rd business district dedicated to Asian Business, worth an estimated £6 billion to the UK economy and British Asian professionals are in a unique position to enable corporations to foster stronger links with the East which has the fastest growing economy in the world. In addition the Asian community is 8% of the UK’s population and a study by the Centre for Social Markets concludes that Asian Businesses contribute up to 10% to the GDP of our country.

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We have developed a fair shortlisting process which takes into consideration educational achievements, major professional achievements, contribution to their profession and votes of confidence from others. We also have a high profile group of judges from across all professions to make the final decisions about the winners in their fields. You can read a guide to the judging process here.

2015 Judges

The Asian Professional Awards panel of judges is made up of eminent people from the business, corporate and public sector. We are very proud to present the following people who make up the judging panel for this year.

—Jasvir Singh, APA Director

Prof. Carl Lygo


BPP University

Nina Amin MBE



Dr Judith Hulf

Senior Medical Adviser and Responsible Officer

General Medical Council

Dr Catherine Brady

Council Member

General Dental Council

The Singh Twins

Contemporary British Artists

Catherine Dixon

Chief Executive

Law Society

Mak Chishty

Commander for Engagement

Metropolitan Police Service

Professor Sir John O’Reilly


NICC (Standards) Ltd

Catherine Duggan

Director of Professional Development and Support

Royal Pharmaceutical Society

CB Patel

Chief Executive

Asian Voice and Gujarat Samachar

Previous Judges

Niall Dickson

Chief Executive

General Medical Council

Justine Lutterodt


Synchronous Leadership

Adrian Leppard


City of London Police

Gabriela Lungu


Weber Shandwick

Bundeep Singh Rangar

Chief Executive


Satvinder Singh

Global Head of Institutional Cash & Securities Services

Deutsche Bank

Kevin Maguire

Associate Editor

Daily Mirror

Peter Martyr

Global CEO

Norton Rose Fulbright

Evlynne Gilvarry

Chief Executive

General Dental Council


We have received a number of endorsements from politicians and corporate leaders which you can read below by clicking on the pictures.

Rt Hon David Cameron MP

Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservatives

Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP

Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP

Leader of the Labour Party

Boris Johnson

Mayor of London

Rt Hon Vince Cable MP

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Rt Hon Keith Vaz

MP for Leicester East

Fiona Mactaggart

MP for Slough

Baroness Verma

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Energy & Climate Change

Kate Hoey

MP for Vauxhall

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government

Pauline Latham

MP for Mid Derbyshire

Lord Raj Loomba CBE

Founder & Chairman Trustee The Loomba Foundation

Ambassador Lim

Republic of Korea

Bob Blackman

MP for Harrow East

The Lord Walton of Detchant TD

The Lord Adebowale CBE

The Lord Rees of Ludlow OM

The Rt Hon. the Baroness Royall of Blaisdon

Dave Anderson

MP for Blaydon

The Lord Carlile of Berriew QC CBE

The Rt Hon. the Lord Dholakia OBE DL

The Rt. Hon. Lord Howell of Guildford

The Rt Hon. the Lord Hunt of Wirral MBE

Bobby Friction

Award Winning DJ

Glenda Jackson

MP for Hampstead and Kilburn

The Lord Archer of Weston-Super-Mare

Rt Hon David Blunkett

MP for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough

Sir Edward Garnier QC

MP for Harborough

The Lord Ouseley

Chair of Kick It Out

Stuart Andrew

MP for Pudsey

Virendra Sharma

MP for Ealing Southall & Chair Indo-British APPG

Sir Gerald Howarth

MP for Aldershot

The Rt Hon. the Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon GCMG KBE CH

The Lord Popat

The Baroness Uddin

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