I am very pleased that the Asian Professional Awards are celebrating the contribution the Asian Community makes to the UK economy. The Coalition Government is committed to making the next decade the most entrepreneurial and dynamic in Britain’s history. Our vision is for many more people in the UK – whatever their background – to have the opportunity, aspiration and motivation to use their talent to be enterprising and start a business and events such as this have a major role to play in helping us achieve that vision.

—Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills