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The GG2 Leadership & Diversity Awards, now in their 25th year, celebrate the very best of ethnic minority talent in Britain and are now firmly established as the premier awards for diversity and leadership in the UK.

The awards bring together a diverse mix of business and community leaders along with celebrities, academics, doctors, lawyers and sports personalities to celebrate the achievement of ethnic minority communities in Britain.

Each year the dinner attracts between 600-800 attendees and the evening also sees the launch of the GG2 Power List.

The GG2 Power List profiles and ranks the 101 most influential South Asians in Britain and serves to showcase the very best ethnic minority talent in the UK.

Now in its fourteenth year, the GG2 Power List is a celebration of South Asian talent in Britain and features an eclectic mix of scientists, politicians, celebrities, academics and people in the creative arts who have made an impact and positive contribution to Britain. The list is a snapshot of the immense talent that exists in ethnic communities in Britain today.

The top award, the GG2 Hammer Award is presented to the person who has broken through the proverbial glass ceiling.

We also present awards for Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Spirit of the Community, Young Journalist of the Year, Young Achiever of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Law, Outstanding Achievement in Medicine.

Our partners of the awards have include: pladis, The Daily Mail, RAF, Royal Navy, Royal Horticultural Society and Randall Sun Capital.

Previous Chief Guests include: Prime Minister Tony Blair, Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Annie Lennox, Sarah Brown, Indra Nooyi, CEO PepsiCo, and Rakesh Kapoor, CEO Reckitt Benckiser and many senior Cabinet Ministers.

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GG2 Leadership & Diversity Awards - 2024

Tuesday, 5th March

Reserve Your Spot at the Excellence Gala

Join us in celebrating success at the GG2 Leadership & Diversity Awards 2024! Secure your attendance at this esteemed event to experience an evening brimming with recognition, inspiration, and exceptional networking opportunities.

Shine a Light on Your Achievements

Do you believe your accomplishments merit recognition at the prestigious GG2 Leadership & Diversity Awards 2024? Seize this opportunity to shine! Nominate yourself or your organization for consideration for this esteemed accolade.

Secure Your Place at the Excellence Gala

Celebrate success in style at the GG2 Leadership & Diversity Awards 2024! Ensure your attendance at this prestigious event to immerse yourself in an evening filled with recognition, inspiration, and unparalleled networking opportunities.

Shine a Light on Your Achievements

Believe your accomplishments deserve recognition in the esteemed GG2 Leadership & Diversity Awards 2024? Here's your chance to shine! Nominate yourself or your organisation to be considered for this prestigious accolade.

The Judges

FEATURED INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Amit Roy
Editor-at-Large , Eastern Eye
Barry Gardiner
MP for Brent North
HHJ Anuja Ravindra Dhir QC
Judge , The Central Criminal Court
Amit Roy
Editor-at-Large , Eastern Eye

Amit Roy is one of the most experienced journalists to have covered the Asian community and writes an influential column in Eastern Eye. He has also worked as a foreign correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, The Sunday Times and the Sunday Telegraph. Amit has covered wars all over the world, as well as the Iranian revolution. He has also written economic reports on India for the Daily Telegraph.

Barry Gardiner
MP for Brent North

Barry Gardiner MP is the MP for Brent North, he was the Former UK’s Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade and Shadow Minister for International Climate Change. Barry was first appointed to Labour’s shadow cabinet in June 2016, leading on energy and climate change. Prior to these positions, Barry served on Labour’s front bench as the Shadow Minister for the Natural Environment and Fisheries from 2013 and then Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change from September 2015. Under previous Labour governments, he served as the Minister for Biodiversity and as the Minister for Competitiveness in the Department of Trade & Industry, as well as a Direct Rule Minister in the Northern Ireland Office. He is the Vice-President for Europe on the board of the Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment. The Chartered Institute of Water and Environment Managers named him as the Environmental Parliamentarian of the Year in 2013 describing him as “One of the most influential environmental thinkers in politics today”.

HHJ Anuja Ravindra Dhir QC
Judge , The Central Criminal Court

Anuja is the first ever non-white, and youngest, judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London. She is also one of the first Asian woman to be appointed Queen’s Counsel. In 2012, Anuja became a full-time circuit judge and has appeared in cases involving national security, human rights and vulnerable witnesses. Over the last 20 years, Anuja has been at the forefront of teaching and mentoring projects in the UK and abroad. She was appointed a judicial mentor and role model in 2014 and is the governor of the City Academy in Hackney, working on a range of outreach projects. Earlier this year, Anuja was appointed a circuit judge commissioner on the Judicial Appointments Commission, an independent commission that selects judges in England and Wales. In 2017, she was named Woman of the Year at the GG2 Leadership Awards.

Kalpesh Solanki
Group Managing Editor , Asian Media Group

Kalpesh is Group Managing Editor of Asian Media Group (AMG). He graduated with a law degree (LLB Hons) from Queen Mary University of London, and qualified as a barrister from the Inner Temple. Kalpesh is responsible for the strategy and growth of AMG operations over three countries: Britain, India and America.

Shailesh Solanki
Executive Editor , Asian Media Group

Shailesh is Executive Editor of Asian Media Group. He has 30 years’ experience in journalism, overseeing a raft of titles, including Eastern Eye, GG2, Asian Trader, Pharmacy Business, Asian Hospitality as well as the Asian Rich List and GG2 Power List. An economics graduate, Shailesh has chronicled the Asian community in the UK and US for nearly three decades.

Award Winners 2023

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GG2 Ram Solanki Beacon Award
 Patricia Scotland KC

Commonwealth Secretary-General

GG2 Man of the Year
 Vinai Venkatesham

Chief Executive Officer, Arsenal Football Club

GG2 Woman of the Year Award supported by Hearst
Ayesha Vardag

President, Vardags Solicitors

 Patricia Scotland KC
 Patricia Scotland KC

Commonwealth Secretary-General

GG2 Man of the Year
 Vinai Venkatesham

Chief Executive Officer, Arsenal Football Club

Ayesha Vardag
Ayesha Vardag

President, Vardags Solicitors

Award Event Video 2024

The GG2 Leadership & Diversity Awards honor and acknowledge both organizations and individuals in the sector, celebrating their achievements and contributions.

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TESTIMONIALS

Gowling WLG

The GG2 Leadership Awards stand out because of the recognition they give to ordinary, selfless volunteers

House of Lords

This is top on my list. No-one can match it

MediaCom

Great showcase. Probably the best vs other ethnic media owners and well up there vs mainstream equivalents too

Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Excellent opportunity to hear quality speakers and more importantly, the stories of the award dinners

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Khushboo Agarwal | Events Manager
Asian Media Group

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Khushboo Agarwal | Events Manager
Asian Media Group

[email protected]
+44 (0) 20 7654 7177