Thursday, 26th October 2017
Central London



Welcome to the annual GG2 Leadership Awards! Now in its 19th year, it is the biggest celebration of ethnic minority talent in Britain. Table bookings are open!



Winners 2016




GG2 Hammer Award

Sponsored by : Shanty Hospitality

Corine Lee, Chief Operations Officer, Shanti Hospitality | Clive Myrie, BBC News Presenter | WINNER Barry Gardiner MP collects on behalf of London Mayor Sadiq Khan | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor in Chief, Asian Media Group | Kalpesh R Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Asian Media Group

GG2 Man of the Year

Sponsored by : AMG

Sudha Buchar, Tamasha Theatre | Kabir Bedi, Bollywood Actor | WINNER Professor Kevin Fenton, Public Health | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor in Chief, Asian Media Group | Kalpesh R Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Asian Media Group

GG2 Woman of the Year

Sponsored by : AMG

Vijay Wason, Company secretary, Edwardian Group | Lord Andrew Feldman | WINNER Baroness Patricia Scotland | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor in Chief, Asian Media Group | Kalpesh R Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Asian Media Group

GG2 Pride of Britain Award

Sponsored by : Sun Mark Limited


Dr Rami Ranger CBE, Founder and Chairman of Sun Mark Ltd | Lt General James Bashall, Army | WINNER Juliet Sargeant, Garden Design, Juliet Designs | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor in Chief, Asian Media Group | Kalpesh R Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Asian Media Group

GG2 Achievement through Adversity Award

Sponsored by : AMG


Kalpesh R Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Asian Media Group | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor in Chief, Asian Media Group | WINNER Baluji Shrivastav, Musical Director/Founder, Baluji Music Foundation | Charlene White, ITV Presenter | Linda Shrivastav

GG2 Inspire Award

Sponsored by : Army

Major General R J Æ Stanford MBE, Army | Lord Earl Howe | WINNER Ruqsana Begum, Kickboxer | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor in Chief, Asian Media Group | Shailesh R Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media Group

GG2 Media & Creative Arts Award

Sponsored by : Hearst Magazines UK

Terry Mansfield, Director, Hearst Magazines UK | Seema Malhotra, MP | WINNER Indhu Rubasingham, Artistic Director, Tricycle Theatre | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor in Chief, Asian Media Group | Shailesh R Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media Group

GG2 Young Journalist of the Year Award

Sponsored by : Daily Mail

Barry Gardiner MP | Charles Garside, Assistant Editor, Daily Mail | WINNER Annabal Bagdi, Senior Reporter, Oxford Mail | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor in Chief, Asian Media Group | Shailesh R Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media Group

GG2 Spirit in the Community Award

Sponsored by : Royal Navy

Rear Admiral John Clink, Royal Navy | Second Sea Lord Jonathan Woodcock | WINNER Professor Sir Nilesh Samani, Medical Director, British Heart Foundation | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor in Chief, Asian Media Group | Shailesh R Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media Group

GG2 World Food Award

Sponsored by : Waitrose

Helen Hyde, Personnel Director, Waitrose | Lord Tariq Ahmad | WINNER Gurmail Singh Lal, Head of Sales, MAP Trading | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor in Chief, Asian Media Group | Shailesh R Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media Group

GG2 Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Sponsored by : Sun & Sand

Ms Anne Lam, Frank's wife | Lord Johnny Oates | Noreen Khan, TV presenter | WINNER Frank Leung, Chairman, Polecross | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor in Chief, Asian Media Group | Mr Adam Leung, Frank's son | Kalpesh R Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Asian Media Group | Madam Christine Lee, Chairman, Christine Lee & Co (Solicitors) Ltd