I am delighted to support your initiative in identifying Asian professionals in the UK and recognising their contribution in the fields in which they excel.

Asian communities make a unique contribution towards the social, political and economic life of this country. The history of their migration is short but in that time they have pursued a force for the good which must be recognised.

I am delighted that you are confirming the Awards cereony for 2015. Let us hope that we will see the emergence of professionals who are a credit to the adoptive homeland.

My good wishes to you all

—The Rt Hon. the Lord Dholakia OBE DL