Lasan Restaurant has been presented with the ‘Asian Business Restaurant of the Year 2013’ at a prestigious dinner which took place in Birmingham on Friday 26th April to celebrate the very best Asian entrepreneurship in the Midlands.
The Asian Business Awards previously held in London for over 15 years, this year see the first time the event has left the capital to launch a series of regional events celebrating the success of the Asian business community around the country.
Jabbar Khan, director, Lasan said: “It was an honour to attend and be presented with the ‘Asian Business Restaurant of the Year 2013’ by such an established and prestigious organisation.
“Aktar Islam, co-owner and chef director and I had a fantastic evening spent in the company of inspirational entrepreneurs, celebrating the success of many hard working individuals from our region.
“Perhaps what is often overlooked at high profile awards of this nature is the motivation and ambition it gives to nascent entrepreneurs, inspiring the next generation of business leaders that have a burning desire to innovate, change and shape the future business landscape.”
Over 300 guests attended this year’s dinner at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, along with a host of business leaders, celebrities, high net-worth individuals and politicians. The Awards dinner was combined with the launch of the inaugural Midlands Asian Rich List, which will be the definitive index of Asian wealth in the Midlands.
Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury attended as the chief guest on the night. Overall, seven entrepreneurs received accolades, shortlisted by a panel of judges including Paul Uppal MP for Wolverhampton South West; Neil Rami, chief executive of Marketing Birmingham; Gisela Stuart MP for Birmingham Edgbaston; Anjli Paul daughter of Lord Swraj Paul, owene and Founder of Caparo Group; John Phillips, regional director for the Institute of Directors (IoD) West Midlands region; Shiraz Tejani founder of Leicester based tissue manufacturer LPC (UK) Limited; Kalpesh Solanki, group managing editor of the AMG and Shailesh R Solanki, executive editor for AMG.