Last year’s Asian Professional Awards event was an undoubted success and I know that 2015’s will be too.  As an MP with a growing British Asian community and as a member of the legal profession myself, I have seen and valued at first-hand the contribution made by Asian professionals, not just in Leicestershire and the Midlands, but throughout the United Kingdom, to our economy and to the wellbeing of our country.  I wish all today’s award winners every good fortune for the future and encourage every Asian professional to keep striving to reach the top.

—Sir Edward Garnier QC, MP for Harborough