The Asian community has been an integral part of British Society for generations and what better way to celebrate this fact than by having these awards. They are a brilliant way to showcase the wealth of Asian talent this country has to offer and further enhance individuals’ profiles – not only within the Asian community but much further afield. I also hope that the winners will inspire up and coming young people to aspire, achieve, motivate and the be the very best that they can be.

—Baroness Verma, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Energy & Climate Change