Out and about and rubbing shoulders with old friends and making new ones at the Nachural Summer Business Ball and Awards which recognises the achievements of individuals and companies from across the region .
The Ball was held at the prestigious at Dunstall Racecourse in Wolverhampton, and the evening was compared by BBC Asian Networks Suzie Mann and Sukhi Bart including a keynote speech by Paul Lalli, CEO of Solid Systems Global.
There was lots of opportunities to meet others from the financial and business world in an atmosphere which created an absolutely memorable evening.
You could help but notice that although everyone was thoroughly enjoying the evening, there certainly was business to be done on the night, or at least the planting of seeds for ventures in the very near future – I can personally vouch for this as, the level of interest around the services being offer by The Beard Guy coupled with my 20 years experience in financial services, providing finance, mortgages and insurance products, certainly created a buzz of enquires from established and many new contacts made on the evening.
This said, some would say my highlight of the evening was that I even got to meet Suzie Mann herself who when she saw me asked “Are you #TheBeardGuy?” to which I could only respond, “Yes #IAmTheBeardGuy” before she was lovely enough to have a photo taken with me and we had a chance to speak about the joys of being such a glamourous compare on such a glamourous evening (thank you Jas Sansi for being there and capturing the moment).
There was also the important part of the busy evening where the achievements of individuals efforts in the business and service sectors where recognised. Each category has up to 3 finalists from which a winner was chosen by a panel of judges. The winners of the evening included:
- Business Start up – Zuri Coffee Shop
- Community Excellence – SAFS
- Regeneration – Park Hall Ramada Hotel
- Business Person of the Year – Makhan Singh Padda
- Innovation and Enterprise – Interiors Italia
- Entrepreneur of the Year – Raj Gill
- Business Woman of the Year – Natalie Murison Hospitality – Red Leaf
- Business of the Year – BJS Distribution
- Lifetime Achievement Award – Charan Dass Sohal
If you missed the Nachural Summer Business Ball & Awards please click the link below to see the fabulous photos by Jas Sansi from the evening.