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Gurjit Singh Lalli businessman of the year

Gurjit Singh Lalli receives his awardGurjit Singh Lalli, our Executive Director, was named Businessman of the Year at the 2014 Scottish Asian Business Awards in Glasgow.  The judges said Gurjit’s “different style” and “his commitment to social business” were the mainfactors in helping him secure the prestigious prize.  Gurjit has several business interests, but he won…


James Brett – Plant for Peace

James Brett“Dreams, if you believe, can become reality”– James Brett, founder of Plant for Peace They say that which does not kill us makes us stronger. James Brett proves the point.  James is the driving force behind Plant for Peace, a charity he set up in 2007 to help smallholder farmers in conflict zones achieve…


Is China the new Japan?

Pudong, ShanghaiThere is no doubt that China is currently undergoing social and economic changes that will have a profound effect on both China and the world. Information sharing is one of the most far-reaching of these changes. Some sources estimate that the number of Chinese citizens using social media exceeds 600 million: that is half…

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