At a well-attended meeting, BBG members welcomed the new Deputy Head of Mission & UKTI, Tammy Sandhu who duly introduced by Bharat Joshi, Deputy High Commissioner – she briefly spoke of her career and expressed pleasure in attending meeting advising members of her role and changes taking place.
With the new Companies Act 2013 coming into force in April, it was appropriate for Hufriz Wadia, Partner of Kochhar & Co to deliver an excellent briefing to members, especially those who were directors responsible for many of the changes and compliance’s.
The Chairman introduced the Guest Speaker, Benjamin Cherian from their long friendship of 45+ years – he had also established the biggest hair product exporter in India and as a life-long Rotarian with history of undertaking CSR projects long before anyone thought of CSR!
Benjamin Cherian spoke of his relations in UK with buyers of his products ND also that he had worked with Unilever’s huge subsidiary in India as a Management Trainee. He then followed through to his work in CSR with Rotary and his family foundation – very inspiring to hear of 100 corporation/ government school premises being re-furbished and re-settling 2004 tsunami fishing villages and people.
Louise made the announcements and David Yates proposed a vote of thanks. .