GG2 Awards

dateWednesday 24th October 2018

locationCentral London




Winners 2017




GG2 Hammer Award

Sponsored by : Shanti Hospitality

Lord Tariq Ahmad | WINNER Baroness Shriti Vadera, Chairman, Santander UK | 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 : Sun and Sand Group

Lord Navnit Dholakia | WINNER Sir Harpal Singh Kumar, Chief Executive, Cancer Research UK | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor in Chief, Asian Media Group | Kalpesh R Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Asian Media Group | Bhasker Patel

GG2 Woman of the Year

Sponsored by : Edwardian Hotels London

Shobu Kapoor | Vijay Wason, Company Secretary, Edwardian Hotels London | WINNER HHJ Anuja Ravindra Dhir QC, Judge, The Central Criminal Court | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor in Chief, Asian Media Group | Kalpesh R Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Asian Media Group

GG2 Editor’s Award

Sponsored by : AMG


Kalpesh R Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Asian Media Group | Shailesh Vara MP | WINNER Nirj Deva, Member of the European Parliament | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor in Chief, Asian Media Group | Shailesh R Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media Group

GG2 Pride of Britain Award

Sponsored by : Sun Mark Limited


WINNER AC Martin Hewitt, MSC Sarah Barrett-Duckett, PC Jas Kallah, Metropolitan Police | WINNER Steve Hynes, Deputy Director of Operations, North West Ambulance Service | WINNER Paul Woodrow, Director of Operations, London Ambulance Service | Dr Rami Ranger CBE, Founder and Chairman of Sunmark Limited | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor in Chief, Asian Media Group | WINNER Wayne Brown, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Operations, London Fire Brigade | Stephen Pound MP | WINNER Ian Hopkins, Chief Constable, Greater Manchester Police | Kalpesh R Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Asian Media Group

GG2 Outstanding Achievement in Law Award


Shazia Mirza | Lord Jitesh Gadhia | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor in Chief, Asian Media Group | WINNER Sailesh Mehta, Barrister and Recorder, Red Lion Chambers | Kalpesh R Solanki, Group Managing Editor, Asian Media Group

GG2 Outstanding Achievement in Medicine Award

Sponsored by : Morningside Pharmaceuticals

Lord Kamlesh Patel | WINNER Professor Francesca Cordeiro, Professor of Ophthalmology, Imperial College London | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor in Chief, Asian Media Group | Dr. Nik Kotecha OBE, Chief Executive, Morningside Pharmaceuticals | Shailesh R Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media Group

GG2 Young Achiever Award

Sponsored by : HKS Holdings Limited

Shane S Thakrar, Chief Executive Officer, HKS Holdings Limited | Amrit Maghera | WINNER Kawther Hashem, Nutritionist and Researcher, Action on Sugar | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor in Chief, Asian Media Group | Shailesh R Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media Group | Krishan K Thakrar, Chief Operating Officer, HKS Holdings Limited

GG2 Achievement through Adversity


Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor in Chief, Asian Media Group | WINNER Dr. Fayyaz Afzal OBE, District Judge, Derby and Coventry Combined Court Centre | Babita Sharma, Presenter, BBC | Shailesh R Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media Group | Ifraz Afzal

GG2 Inspire Award

Sponsored by : Army

Major General D F Capps CBE, General Officer Commanding Regional Command, Army | WINNER Alice Yu, Head of Chinese Programme, Spectrum Radio | Richard Taylor OBE, Founder, The Damilola Taylor Trust | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor in Chief, Asian Media Group | Shailesh R Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media Group

GG2 Media & Creative Arts Award

Sponsored by : The Hearst Corporation

Terry Mansfield CBE, The Hearst Corporation | Dawn Butler MP | WINNER Sunny & Shay Grewal, Radio & TV Presenters, BBC Radio London & BBC West Midlands | 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

Charles Garside, Assistant Editor, Daily Mail | Seema Malhotra MP | WINNER Salma Haidrani, Freelance Journalist | 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

Shailesh R Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media Group | Barry Gardiner MP, Shadow Minister for Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy and Energy and Climate Change | Ramniklal Solanki CBE, Editor in Chief, Asian Media Group | WINNER Dr Paul Stephenson OBE, Community worker, activist and long-time campaigner | Admiral Sir Philip Jones, First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff, Royal Navy