White Label World Expo – Amazon Pro Seller Summit  (27th & 28th November at the ExCeL London)

White Label World Expo – Amazon Pro Seller Summit (27th & 28th November at the ExCeL London)

UKABC is excited to be partnered with The first edition of the White Label World Expo (27th & 28th November at the ExCeL London). There are seminars covering a whole host of topics, we wanted to give you a run down of what to expect from the Amazon Pro Sellers Summit, and the Online Strategy Summit. Both designed to help you sell more online and grow your business.

Tickets for the show are complimentary and can be registered here.

Selling on Amazon is simple – but selling on Amazon successfully? That’s a whole different ball game! At the Amazon Pro Seller Summit you can hear from the experts such as Jonny Bradley from SellerPro Academy, on how to substantially grow your trade with tips on top rankings, growth strategies, optimising product details and more!

Online selling is a new and exciting world that requires different tools and a specific strategy that will put you on top. In the Online Strategy Summit you will hear about the latest news in the ecommerce world, what works and what doesn’t and the perfect strategy for your business.

A ticket to the White Label Expo gives you unlimited access to The Business Show – Europe’s largest business expo. Here you will be able to listen to speakers Lisa Paton, International Growth Director of Brew Dog.

There isn’t long left to secure your ticket so make sure you register today!

8 events, 12 opportunities, 3 board members & 4 partnership announcements from UKABC – Aug 2017

8 events, 12 opportunities, 3 board members & 4 partnership announcements from UKABC – Aug 2017

Dear Readers,

We’re wishing a happy Independence Day to our Pakistani and Indian friends.

Every Independence Day we at UKABC reflect on what it means to be ‘independent’ and the journey a country and its people go on to reach this point. What makes a country progress or hinders its progress, whether a newly independent country or the oldest on earth, is based on the following:

1. Media
2. Judiciary
3. Investigating Agency
4. Bureaucracy
5. Economy

Keeping the above in mind, we’re pleased to announce that UK Asian Business Council will launch Asia and Africa Times in January 2018. It’s an uphill task that we feel is incredibly important in order to ensure there is a free and fair platform connecting all of the regions where our partner businesses and organisations reside.

If you would like to be involved in this exciting new, please get in touch [email protected]


AIRIM – 8-9 November 2017, London

UKABC ventures in to the world of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Immersive Media.

UK Asian Business Council in association with London South Bank University is organising a conference on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Immersive Media on 8 and 9 November 2017. Industry leaders will be sharing their experiences and their expectations for the future in this exciting field. The UK is amongst the leading innovators in this industry and some of their great innovations will be exhibited at this conference.

Visit AIRIM.co.uk

At the conference UKABC will be introducing a Rapid Investment Round for start-ups in the style of BBC’s ‘Dragon’s Den’ and ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’. Please click here for details. www.airim.co.uk Please contact [email protected] for sponsorship details.

UKABC Board:

It is with great pride that we announce that Dr. Sarfraz Ashraf, Dr. Ashutosh Choubey and Mr. Junaid Siddiqui have agreed to join the UK Asian Business Council Board. Click here to view our team

Dr. Sarfraz Ashraf
Vice-President (Health)
Dr Ashutosh Choubey
Director, Industry Outreach
Junaid Siddiqui
Adviser (Bio-Tech)

“It is with great excitement that I am able to make my first contribution to UKABC after being appointed Vice President (Health).” Click here to read full article

– Dr Sarfraz Ashraf


Partnership Announcements

Paras Hospital Partnership: Immediately after joining UKABC’s Board, Dr. Ashraf facilitated a partnership with Paras Hospitals of India. UKABC will be promoting Paras Hospital’s Medical Tourism Service all over the world. Please get in touch with any queries: [email protected]

Healthians India Partnership: UKABC has partnered with Healthians India to provide at-home tests for chronic diseases to limit the inconvenience and speed-up diagnosis time for those of ill health. If you have any experience in this field, we’re seeking your input through a survey on UKABC London-Healthians, a preventive healthcare company in chronic diseases. Please click here for the survey.

UKABC Partners with National Apprenticeship UK: The National Apprenticeship Service is responsible for supporting businesses to engage with apprenticeships through successful partnerships working with intermediaries. Please click here for more details

Kawasaki Fund – Charity focused on raising awareness for children with misdiagnosed heart disease that often affects adult life. Charities mission is “To save lives and promote recovery in those who acquire heart disease (KD)” Click here for more inforamtion 

Upcoming Events

22 August: Meet & Greet for Punjab Nahin Joungi, a film by Nadeem Baig. Please click here for more information. To watch a trailer click here to watch on Youtube

28th August: Cricket Match and 70th Year of Independence Celebration, Pakistan. Click here for tickets.

1st September: Meet & Greet for Jora Dus Numbri, Deep Sidhu and Bollywood Great, Dharminder. Please click here for more details. To watch a trailer please click here

3rd September: London Mela is in its 15th year and is an established highlight in the capital’s cultural calendar. London Mela is an artistically led celebration of Asian culture and creativity, inspired by South Asia and the diaspora. It is one of the only melas in the country to champion new work, and it provides a platform for emerging British artists. As well as bringing traditional and classical art forms to a wider audience. Please click here for details.

22nd SeptemberThe International Diversity Festival in London was established to recognise the outstanding social and economic contributions of Minority Ethnic businesses, professionals, individuals, social enterprises and change-makers who have demonstrated leadership, innovation, creativity and survival skills in business operation and community development. Please click here for details.

5th October: UKABC’s Workshop on Life Coaching: Anna Mangeri will present a workshop on How to be a Leader and How to develop Leadership. Vandana Dass will be present a seminar on Employment law / HR Please click here for details to know more about Anna and the workshop. Please contact [email protected] to book for space.

27th October: Asian Beauty Pageant International celebrates beauty in all shades. This year’s celebrity judge is Ms. Sushmita Sen, Miss Universe 1994. Please click here for more details.

 UKABC Opportunities 

UKABC Exclusive discount for Hot Desking and office space for UKABC Members
Max Factor House, Watermans Park, Brentford High Road, TW8 0BB

Please get in touch with any queries: [email protected]



Please email [email protected] for details regarding any of the below.

1. Low-cost housing project for 32,500 homes in Quito
2. New Amazon market in the city of Ibarra
3. Expansion of a two-lane road to four-lane road between Toachi and Santo Domingo
4. Alkaline mineral water investment

1. Rescue helicopters and aircrafts for sale
2. Hospital equipment for sale

1. Batteries for all types of vehicles and machinery for recycling and recovery of plastic and lead material for sale

1. Infra-structure, roads and buildings investment
2. Hospitals and healthcare products for sale


1. Project Amara: Codename Megastar by Lodha

Located at Kolshet in Thane, India and set in a land parcel of over 87 acres, Amara is minutes from Pokhran Road and Eastern Express Highway with easy access to the best malls, hospitals, schools and office parks.

Homes designed by Hafeez Contractor offers an unmatched lifestyle, and they’re now offering the opportunity to buy with their highest-ever savings ensuring you truly get the ‘Best Life at the Best Price’.

Amara offers a grand 25,000 sq.ft clubhouse with multiple mini-clubs, the finest sports complex in Mumbai with football ground, multiple sports courts and swimming pools, 25 acres of open space and much more.

Ample provision for quality retail or convenience stores, laundry, medical clinic, ATM etc. Option of 1, 2 and 3 bed residences, all designed by STX Singapore.

Prices starting from Rs 69 lakhs

2. Project The Park, Worli

The Park, Worli has the most desirable set of residences set around a 7-acre private park with stunning views of Bandra –Worli Sea-link, Mahalaxmi Racecourse,and Worli Sea-face apart from the soothing views of The Park greens.

The Park is spread over 17 acres of land with beautiful landscape in the heart of Mumbai. The true meaning of luxury is epitomized at The Park with amenities including a world-class luxury spa and health club, six temperature controlled swimming pools, Serene Ganesha temple, lawn tennis and basketball courts, jogging and walking tracks and a mini golf course.

The Park offers spectacular 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom apartments with Italian marble flooring, international fittings, multi-level security, concierge services and large, open spaces.

Prices starting from Rs 5.49 crores

I take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time out to read our newsletter.


Taha Coburn-Kutay

Dr. Sarfraz Ashraf’s First Contribution to UK Asian Business Council

Dr. Sarfraz Ashraf’s First Contribution to UK Asian Business Council

It is with great excitement that I am able to make my first contribution to UKABC news letter after being appointed Vice President (Health). I have worked in the UK National Health Service for about two decades after completing my MBBS and then the Psychiatric training on the Oxford training scheme.

There continues to be tremendous changes in the healthcare systems around the world. Overtime I hope to contribute to the UKABC with latest trends in the health sector and the opportunities that come with it.
At UKABC we aim to provide actual selling, purchasing opportunities and facilitate transactions. We would like to help entrepreneurs figure out how to get their ideas, products or prototype to the market. We can assist with embracing local regulatory rules which may appear to be daunting at a glance. To be a healthcare entrepreneur one has to be collaborative and be open to ideas and suggestions. At UKABC, we aim to make your entrepreneurial journey that more comfortable.

UKABC is pleased to announce the following:
–Tie up with Paras Healthcare (Super speciality Hospitals based across North India) and Ramzan Hospital in Kashmir Valley.
–Run medical tourism venture in partnership with Paras group of Hospitals.
As a passing shot one must remember that happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to ‘be happy’. I hope that as we contemplate working with each other, it will bring a sense of purpose and contentment to our lives. Thus till next time, here is to happy and healthy living.

UKABC Invites you to Explore : “I See You” Our revolutionary medical device

UKABC Invites you to Explore : “I See You” Our revolutionary medical device

I See You: Our revolutionary medical device

We have innovated a groundbreaking technology in the healthcare sector to support people in old-age. This innovation will completely transform the care industry, giving support to people with dementia, Alzheimer’s, asthma, diabetes, hypertension or severe disabilities.

With the care industry facing drastic cuts, our technology cannot only reduce cost, but streamline the administration of care providers and make monitoring of elderly, sick and disabled people simpler. Get in touch if you are ready to invest in revolutionising the healthcare industry.

Contact us for finding out more information about this product ! 

UKABC Invites you to join delegation of investors and businessmen for India / Israel Business Tour, In Conjunction with Prime Minister Modi’s First Trip To Israel, July 5-6 2017

UKABC Invites you to join delegation of investors and businessmen for India / Israel Business Tour, In Conjunction with Prime Minister Modi’s First Trip To Israel, July 5-6 2017

A delegation of investors and businessmen for India / Israel Business Tour, in conjunction with Prime Minister Modi’s official trip to Israel, for high-level introductions, exclusive deals, and personal contact with Israeli leaders and government officials.

The tentative date of PM Modi’s visit is July 5, 2017.

All the information is on the dynamic web site (with video): http://www.indiaisraeltour.com/

Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to be in Israel July 5-6, 2017 http://indiaisraeltours.com/#


  • An all-inclusive trip that includes high-level introductions, exclusive deals, exclusive access, and personal contact with Israeli leaders and government officials.
  • Package includes all meals, meetings, introductions, receptions, transportation, and accommodation (the Waldorf Astoria or similar).
  • Customized meetings to suit your business needs with government officials, start-ups and executive meetings and introductions (pharma, agriculture, fintech, water, medical, aviation, military, cyber security – whichever sector you choose).

WHEN: July 4-6, 2017 (2 nights, 3 days)

WHERE: Israel (primarily Jerusalem and Tel Aviv)

COST: $4,500 USD (all inclusive)

The only additional cost will be your flight. Once you arrive in Israel, all of your needs will be included in the price of the package, and you will be taken care of by our experienced team which includes senior advisors to the Prime Ministers of Israel, Australia, Canada as well as Start-Up Nation experts and senior level business connectors.

For those who want to get the most out of the Start-Up Nation, we offer an extended trip with significantly more business and political introductions, and even greater capacity for custom connections and industry-specific introductions and business opportunities.

WHEN: July 3-9, 2017 (6 nights, 7 days)
WHERE: Israel (primarily Jerusalem and Tel Aviv – plus a bonus sightseeing day in the luxury spa resorts and restaurants of the Dead Sea, as well as Jerusalem’ s Old City and other historic sites)
COST: $7,000 USD (all inclusive)

Sample Itinerary: http://indiaisraeltours.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/SAMPLE_ITINERARY.pdf


UKABC Promotes Sponsorship Opportunities at Kampala 2017 – GREAT LAKES TRADE SUMMIT – 13-15 July 2017

UKABC Promotes Sponsorship Opportunities at Kampala 2017 – GREAT LAKES TRADE SUMMIT – 13-15 July 2017

UKABC Promotes Sponsorship Opportunities at Kampala 2017 – GREAT LAKES TRADE SUMMIT – 13-15 July 2017

At a time when globalisation is being contested
 by an organised anti-market movement, the Great Lakes Trade Summit will offer a platform for those dedicated to making a positive case for the alternative: a popular conservatism that works for the individual, not the corporates.

This conference is an initiative of the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE), who recognise that the European Union’s protectionist trade policies have often stunted the ability of third countries to add value. This needs to change. Following the Brexit vote, the time is ripe for reform, toward a Europe that advances global 
free trade with confidence.

Click here to Download Sponsorship Opportunity Brochure for Kampala 2017

UKABC Invitation: Gandhi Jayanti celebrations and Gandhi Peace Walk , Sunday 2nd Oct 2016

UKABC Invitation: Gandhi Jayanti celebrations and Gandhi Peace Walk , Sunday 2nd Oct 2016

UKABC is excited to invite you for Gandhi Jayanti celebrations on Sunday, 2nd October, 2015 at 1100 hours at Tavistock Square Gardens, London WC1H 9LD.

Gandhi Peace Walk will be proceeded immediately after the function at the Tavistock Square (at around 1130 hours), to the Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Parliament Square.

You are requested to attend the event and also disseminate this information to your friends and Indian community members.

Click below to view the invite

Gandhi Jayanti invite 2016

Guinness World Record Creation by Painting the biggest flag of India on 21st August 2016 at Indian Gymkhana Club, London

Guinness World Record Creation by Painting the biggest flag of India on 21st August 2016 at Indian Gymkhana Club, London

Your chance to join UKABC’s Guinness World Record Creation Attempt by painting “The biggest flag of India” on 21st August 2016 at Indian Gymkhana Club, London

UK Asian Business Council invites you to join for making “Guinness Book of World Records” by paint the biggest flag of India. Come and be a part of this once in a life time opportunity, where the Tri-colour flag will be painted on 21st August 2016 at Indian Gymkhana Club, London.

We invite you to participate in the flag painting and once the record is observed by Guinness Book of World Record and The Record is made – You can also get certificates for participation.

Paint and canvas will be provide by UKABC, all you have to do is turn-up and paint the flag.

UKABC has secured an approval from Guinness Book of World Records to paint the biggest flag of India. This will be painted at India Day – which is hosted at Indian Gymkhana Club on 21st August 2016 to celebrate the achievements of India and Indians in UK and Europe.

Indian community organisations in UK, in coordination with UKABC invite you with your family and friends to participate in the biggest flag painting and Independence Day celebrations on Sunday 21st August 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the Indian Gymkhana Club in London.

Please register below and bring a copy of this ticket with you for entrance to the venue.

Highlights of the day

  • 11:00 AM – High Commissioner of India to the UK unfurling the Indian National flag at Gymkhana Club.
  • Rendering of the National Anthem by 25 young kids from age group 7-20 years.
  • Public participation Painting of Biggest Indian Flag painted – to be observed by Guinness Book of World Record.
  • Announcement of the schedule of Hindi classes
  • Cultural Events – Dance performances
  • Free Food and Drinks

We request your presence and invite you for registrations at this joyous occasion and participate in painting the biggest flag of India ever in the world.


Participants will get a certificate from Guinness Book of World Records after their inspection and decision.

We are seeking sponsors and we will be raising money on the day too. The funds raised will be used towards Sarva Jana Hitaya ( http://www.SarvaJanaHitaya.org ) and Swach Bharat Campaign.

Please do come join us, there will be lots of attractions throughout the day including the cultural performance, food and drinks.


Final India Day - Tshirts

Successful Inaugural of House Of Common Business Breakfast Club – We Thank You

Successful Inaugural of House Of Common Business Breakfast Club – We Thank You

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This event highlighted cultural and commercial benefits of businesses partnering with overseas organisations both big and small and working this approach into their international business strategies and growth plans. It brought an exciting line up of speakers and delegates from governments and leading industry leaders who shared strategies and ideas to increase competitive advantage.[/vc_message][vc_cta_button title=”View / Download Agenda” target=”_self” color=”btn-success” icon=”wpb_document_pdf” size=”btn-large” position=”cta_align_right” href=”http://ukabc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Event-Agenda-Business-Breakfast-Club-Eventon-19-05-2016-V2.pdf” call_text=”Click to View Agnda”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Taha Coburn-Kutay, UKABC’s Chairman, presented an overview of the organisation’s past achievements as well as the organisations current focuses and objectives, including more than twenty events which UKABC is organising in the next two quarters. Attendees were given an inside view of how UKABC has helped businesses gain access to new markets, remove obstacles and open new revenue streams in new and developing international and domestic markets. He showcased his business that has allowed UKABC to support businesses and organisations across the world and explained how this model ultimately benefits Great Britain’s export and GDP.

H.E. Dr. Virander Paul, Dy. High Commissioner of India, congratulated UKABC for the consistent and innovative steps it is taking to bridge the gap between the UK and Indian business communities. He also spoke on the Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ project, which offers business opportunities for UK businesses in over 21 sectors of India.

MP Alok Sharma drew attention to the strong partnership between UK & India in such sectors as technology transfer, infrastructure and future smart cities, which are being established all across India, and how the UK will play a major role in working with Indian partners to develop these smart cities. Mr Sharma spoke emphatically of his belief that it is imperative for Britain to remain in the European Union in order to remain a string player on the world stage.

MP Ruth Cadbury congratulated UKABC on their initiatives and shared her view on Brexit and its potential impact on UK businesses, performance and profitability.

Shateeaum Sewpaul spoke about the Indian Mauritius Global Partnership Conference taking place on 24th to 27th July 2016 in Mauritius. Over 250 companies from all over the world are participating in this conference, for which UKABC is the official partner from UK & Europe. Mr Sewpaul discussed how UKABC was paving the way for Indian and UK companies to partner with African companies and organisations in order to start or increase their business.

Sudeep Sakalle, Director of Infovinity Systems Pvt. Ltd., highlighted how UKABC is developing a common trading platform that issues intelligent technology to support businesses looking to launch in the UK and international markets. With over 65% of population in India, under 35 years of age, Mr. Sudeep suggested how latest technology like cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT) and platform developed by Infovinity can help UK businesses to take immediate benefit from Make in India programme.

Former Mayor of Southwark Sunil Chopra thanked all attending delegates and invited them to suggest innovative ideas to help older generations stay connected with society.

At the conclusion of the event, an MoU was signed between British Young Asian Entrepreneurs and UKABC.




UKABC Promotes an opportunity to be a part of New BBC Living History Series – The Victorian Slums

UKABC Promotes an opportunity to be a part of New BBC Living History Series – The Victorian Slums

* Due to be filmed over three weeks in Easter 2016

  • Do you have ancestors who lived in or migrated to the poorest areas of Victorian Britain?
  • Maybe you lead a comfortable lifestyle now, but know that your ancestors struggled?
  • Are you an entrepreneur who thinks they could thrive anywhere?
  • Would you like your family to experience the reality of life for millions of Victorian children?

New BBC Living History Series will recreate The Victorian Slums

The search is on for families and couples to set up home in 1870s London. Their aim – to live, work and make ends meet exactly as the Victorian poor would have done. They’ll be expected to find work, master old trades and sell their wares in order to put food on the table and to make the weekly rent.

At UKABC, we are hoping help the show to find participants to take part in an experiment where modern day people will live for 3 weeks as Victorians did in 1870. Ideally, we would like to find a diverse range of families and couples whose ancestors lived in or migrated to the UK and might like to experience first-hand the struggles that they endured. Perhaps they would like to put their entrepreneurial skills to the test to see if they could make ends meet in the 19th Century Britain.

Wall to Wall Media is casting for a landmark living history experiment that tells the story of what life was really like for the Victorian poor and how their plight changed our nation for the better.

We’re looking for strong, determined contributors who think they could survive life on the Victorian bread line. The series is due to be filmed over three weeks in Easter 2016 and the new Victorians will relocate for the duration of the filming to East London.

For more details email [email protected] / call 020 7241 9228 or visit www.walltowall.co.uk

Microsoft & UKABC Invite : Enabling International Trade Links using Cloud and Mobile Technology

Microsoft & UKABC Invite : Enabling International Trade Links using Cloud and Mobile Technology

On 2-3 Feb 2016 Microsoft are hosting Europe’s premier India Edutech and Innovation conference (IEIEC2016). Over the two days, the most important policymaker and investor names will come together
for a platform for thought-leadership, investment and collaboration opportunities.

To celebrate this collaboration, Microsoft would like to invite you to a business networking reception, which will be held at Microsoft’s headquarters, TVP, Reading:
Date: Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Timings: 17:30 – 20:00

Venue: Building 3, Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading. RG6 1WG


Presentations have been invited from the Indian High Commission, Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid Business Minister and Microsoft

To register please email Sharon Jandu. [email protected]

Customer Development Manager | Small and Medium Business, Microsoft Ltd
T: +44 118 909 3099 | M: +44 7807 474885 | Main switchboard: 0844 800 2400


UKABC Promotes “Ustad AllaRakha’s Birth Anniversary Event” 29th April 2016 At Bhavan Centre, London

UKABC Promotes “Ustad AllaRakha’s Birth Anniversary Event” 29th April 2016 At Bhavan Centre, London


UKABC Promotes the Event organised by “The AllaRakha Foundation” to Celebrate the Birth Anniversary of Tabla Legend Ustad AllaRakha on the 29th of April 2016. The event will be held at the Bhavan Centre, London and will present a “Classical musical” programme under the presence of Fazal Qureshi (son of Ustad AllaRakha).


  • Homage to Ustad AllaRakha by Fazal Qureshi – Tabla Solo.
  • Gaurav Mazumdar (Disciple of Bharat Ratna, Pandit Ravi Shankar) – Sitar
  • Shahbaz Khan (Disciple of Ustad AllaRakha) – Tabla
  • Surjeet Singh (Disciple of Pandit Ram Narayanji) – Sarangi
  • Tarsem Singh with his students – Table Shradhanjali to Guru Ustad AllaRakha
  • and other local artists.

Venue: Bhavan Centre: 4a Castletown Rd, London W14 9HE (close to West Kensington tube station)

Time: 7:00 PM

Tickets: Kindly books seats by phone to either the Bhavan Centre or the Allarakha Foundation

Bhavan Tel: 020 7381 3086

Allarakha Foundation: 020 8677 1010

UKABC Supports “TOBACCO FREE INDIA” In Association with WHO, National Health Mission

UKABC Supports “TOBACCO FREE INDIA” In Association with WHO, National Health Mission

India is the second largest consumer of tobacco in the world. Tobacco use in all forms is harmful and addictive. Tobacco use is associated with cancers of various kinds especially oral and lung cancer, heart and lung disease.



GIVE A MISSED CALL TO 011-22901701 OR:




UKABC Team In association with

Telemedicine Division

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Rami Ranger Awarded – Commander British Empire (CBE).

Rami Ranger Awarded – Commander British Empire (CBE).

Her Majesty the Queen is graciously pleased to confer the Most Excellent Order of Commander of the British Empire (CBE) to Raminder Singh Ranger popularly known as Rami Ranger, Chairman of Sun Mark Ltd, Sea Air & Land Forwarding Ltd and Bulldog Energy Drink Ltd in the New Year’s Honours List 2016 for outstanding service to business and community cohesion in the UK.

Rami Ranger was awarded the MBE in 1995. His Company, Sun Mark Ltd is the only Company in Britain to have won an unprecedented 5 consecutive Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade from 2009 to 2013.

His book ‘From Nothing to Everything’, charts his rags to riches story from the time of his birth in Gujranwala (now Pakistan) to his present day life in Britain. The book begins with the dramatic flight from the ancestral home during the turmoil of the partition of India in 1947 and describes the assassination of his father Shaheed Nanak Singh (www.shaheednanaksingh.com) who was a freedom fighter and opposed the break-up of India on the basis of religion. The hardship he faced during his childhood is documented along with the pivotal role played by his mother, who worked as a teacher and was responsible in shaping him into a fine upstanding individual. In 1971 he emigrated to England and overcame prejudice to achieve success on a scale that he could hardly have imagined in his wildest dreams. He has been honoured by Her Majesty a record eight times. No other Briton can claim this accolade.

Having founded his first Company with just £2 and a typewriter in 1987, Rami Ranger now oversees Sun Mark Ltd, Sea Air and Land Forwarding Ltd, and Bulldog Energy Drink Ltd with a turnover of over £200 million a year.

“My story shows that one does not need a rich father, an elite education or the old schoolboy network to help one in life. What one needs is self-respect, work ethics, commitment, vision and empathy for others,” Ranger says in the book.

Ranger is Chairman of the British-Sikh Association where he promotes the ethos of Sikh Gurus of peaceful co-existence.

Ranger is a firm believer in philanthropy and giving back to society which has brought him his success. Such recent endeavours include:

  • Donating £250,000 to the London South Bank University to help set up the Dr. Rami Ranger Centre for Graduate Entrepreneurs to support the next generation of budding entrepreneurs.
  • Donating £100,000 for the Gandhi Statue in Parliament Square, London which was unveiled last year by Hon. Arun Jaitley, Indian Finance Minister and the Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP.
  • Ranger is a Trustee of the Gandhi Memorial Trust, which was formed to raise funds for the Mahatma Gandhi statue.
  • Ranger is also a Fellow of the Prince’s Trust where he mentors disaffected youth and to whom he has donated £100,000.
  • Donating £60,000 to the Indian Gymkhana to help construct a gym for visiting sportsmen and women.
  • Donating £40,000 to the University of West London to help with their library building and to support British education.
MABA ( Middlesex Asian Business Association) is now UKABC (UK Asian Business Council )

MABA ( Middlesex Asian Business Association) is now UKABC (UK Asian Business Council )

Two years after launching the MABA, we are re-launching ourselves as UKABC, and at the same time strengthening its senior team with the addition of a new president and vice president.

This strategic decision is seen as a natural progression for the “Middlesex Asian Business Association” as it further develops its expanding roster of activities in the marketplace both UK and Asia. This includes our hugely successful Networking Events, launching our active presence and offices in India, China, Bangladesh, Turkey, Nepal, Pakistan, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka, the new UK ABC Awards, webinars, round tables debates, plus magazine and newsletter publishing both in print and online.

The re-launch as MABA coincides with the development of a fresh identity, a new website www.ukabc.co.uk which goes live today (January 9), and the renaming of MABA UK Org (mabauk.org) as UK ABC, with the first issue of the new magazine being published next month in time for the proposed launch party on 25th of Feb 2015

At the same time international business expert Junaid Ahmed will be joining UKABC as President and Sudeep Sakalle will be joining UKABC as Vice President, they will work alongside Chairman Taha Kutay who founded the MABA under the NABA banner back in the summer of 2013.

“In terms of our new corporate identity we felt strongly that the name UKABC really does what it says on the tin and is a much more accurate descriptor in terms of our activities now and moving forward”
“This is a fantastic opportunity for UKABC as the marketplace moves ever closer to our founding mantra around the need for organisations in UK and Asia to engage more and grow business, cultural relationship both internal and external and across all channels. We remain firm believers in the critical business link between UK and Asia will grow over 200% in next few years”

For more details of UKABC contact [email protected]

UKABC Promotes India Corporate Internship Opportunity

UKABC Promotes India Corporate Internship Opportunity

An Opportunity to work with Stalwarts of Indian Industry in one of the Fastest Growing Economies of the World

​UKABC is pleased to share with you the latest initiative of OIFC (Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre) to engage senior level students of Indian Origin/ descent: The India Corporate Internship Programme. The initiative was launched by the Government of India during Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on 14 November, 2015 at Los Angeles, California.

OIFC has tied up with 23 Top Indian Corporates to offer 60 paid internship positions to students of Indian Origin (PIO/OCI) or students with an Indian passport but who have been studying for some time in foreign universities. This programme is mostly aimed at those students who have completed their 1st year of MBA or are pursuing Technical education/Engineering.

Most of the companies have promised that the interns will work in a multi-cultural environment, exposure to CXO level and experienced senior staff of the company & provide solutions challenging projects that will add value to an interns overall experience. They will also be providing stipend and accommodation in most of the cases.

The objective of this initiative is to offer students of Indian origin a window of opportunity to experience Indian Corporate culture, meet decision makers in the industry, through paid internships. This programme is aimed at Indian origin students, typically second generation, who may know of India, but are not familiar.

A flyer of the initiative is also attached in PDF format, which contains a link to the e-brochure with more information about the 23 companies along with the details of the internship projects on offer by them.

At ​UKABC, we would like to promote ​​this to ​our members and request you to circulate the ​opportunity in your circle.