In the second of an occasional series, we put our Freemen’s activities under the spotlight.
The Asian Power Couples Hot 100
As Britain continues to wade through turbulent waters and the struggle to carve out our identity within the international arena continues, it is refreshing to see several of the Guild’s Freemen listed on the Asian Power Couples Hot 100.
The Asian Power Couples Hot 100 2019 aims to showcase and celebrate the energy that occurs when two successful people collaborate and combine their efforts to better themselves as well as any organization they work with. The list of 200 successful people whose endeavours have been recognized by the Asian Community is ultimately a celebration of the great innovation that occurs from powerful couples working together
Far from any typical Rich List, the Asian Power Couples List is not about how much money you make, but about what you do. It is particularly pleasing to read of the unsurpassed level of charitable giving by so many of those featured including several members of the Guild of Entrepreneurs. This is very much in line with the Guild’s manifesto which highlights the necessity of giving money and time for charitable works.
From feeding the homeless and needy to raising much-need funds for British charities; from education to culture and from food to healthcare, there is no area in the country untouched by the efforts of those featured on this dynamic list.
The Guild’s very own Shernaz Engineer is featured with her partner Sorab Faroukh, both recognized for their contribution to business. Shernaz began her recruitment career at the age of 19 and after several years in the industry decided to branch out on her own. She has also been a long-standing, active member of the Guild’s community and social events, as well as chairing our Membership Committee.
Rupa Popat appears with husband Rupeen, the Managing Director of Bright Little Stars Nursery, a chain of children’s nurseries that he co-founded with former Goldman Sachs banker Amol Devani in 2012.
Our resident celebrity television chef Cyrus Todiwala and Pervin Todiwala also made the list. Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL is also the proprietor of Café Spice Namasté which won the ‘Resource Management Business of the Year’ award in 2017. On occasion Café Spice Namasté has also played host to the Guild’s informal drinks as well as our popular Serendipitous Suppers.
The full list of Asian Power Couples Hot 100 2019 can be read here:
Written by SPIRIT DE LA MARE