[Left to right] City Sikhs Vice Chair, Param Singh MBE, alongside Advisory Group member Sonia Summan

City Sikhs has been named ‘Social Inclusion Group of the Year’ at the inaugural British Sikh Awards 2022. The award reflects the strong relationships that City Sikhs has built over the last 10 years with a wide array of stakeholders including charities, corporates, faith and interfaith groups. Social inclusion projects have included a national career mentoring programme, organ and blood donation awareness work, delivery of mental health first aid training across the country, ground breaking interfaith collaborations, security training for gurdwaras, and a unique focus on the British Sikh experience. 

Param Singh MBE, the Vice Chair, said, “It has been incredible to see City Sikhs grow from just a handful of like-minded Sikhs based in London into a national organisation with over 10,000 members in the last decade, the largest individual membership organisation for Sikhs outside of India. City Sikhs is an authentic and leading progressive voice for British Sikhs across the UK. This award represents the tens of thousands of hours given by hundreds of volunteers to deliver our social inclusion projects and we hope to continue to build on our achievements and curate unique work over the next decade. We thank the British Sikh Awards for the award, and it’s been inspiring to see the wide variety of talent, skills and energy within the British Sikh community.”

The full list of winners of The 1st British Sikh Awards 2022 across 34 categories include:

  • Sikh in the Community: Kalvinder Bhullar (Sikh Soldier Organisation, Huddersfield)
  • Media Arts & Cultural Awareness: Satwinder Sehmi (Chic Sikh, London)
  • Young Achiever of the Year: Nisha Singh Bhaker (Scotland in Colour Youth Festival, Edinburgh)
  • Charity of the Year: Sikh Helpline (Oldbury)
  • Woman of the Year Award: Surinder Kaur Sapal (Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust, Leeds)
  • Achievements in Finance: Inder Singh (Arm Technology, Cambridge)
  • Achievements in Law: Jo Sidhu QC (Chair of the Criminal Bar Association, London)
  • The Civil Service Award: Mandeep Kaur Lotay-Walia (Central Digital and Data Office, London)
  • Achievements in Business: Joga Singh (PwC, London)
  • Business Leader of the Year: Harwinder Singh (Kuflink, Kent)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year: Jaz Singh (Innovation Agri-Tech Group, London)
  • Sikh Spirit of Britain: Jay Singh Sohal (British Army Reserve, Birmingham)
  • Services to Education: Opinderjit Kaur Takhar (University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton)
  • Community Initiative of the Year: Ang Daan Karo Gift of Life (London)
  • Business of the Year: East End Foods (Sandwell)
  • Small Business of the Year: Santis Collection (Leeds)
  • Science & Tech Award of the Year: Mandeep Kaur Lotay-Walia (Central Digital and Data Office, London)
  • One to Watch: Charandeep Singh (Scottish Chambers of Commerce, Glasgow)
  • Social Inclusion Group of the Year: City Sikhs Foundation (London)
  • Rising Star in Media: Minreet Kaur (Skipping Sikh MBE London)
  • Rising Star in Sport: Karenjeet Kaur Bains (Power lifter to represent GB, Warrick)
  • Services to Medicine: Gulbash Singh Chandok (Guru Nanak Medical Centre, London)
  • Professional in Business: Arjun Singh Kandola (Jaguar Land Rover, West Midlands)
  • Sewa Group of the Year: Sikhs of Sutton Coldfield (Sutton Coldfield)
  • Outstanding Achievement of the Year: Dr Reenee Singh (Cultural Couples Centre, London)
  • Rising Star of the Year: Sonia Summan (The Fashion Strategists, London)
  • Food Entrepreneur of the Year: Rashpal (Satkeer Catering, London)
  • Rising Star in Law: Paman Singh (Law at Work, Glasgow)
  • Corporate Leader of the Year: Amareet Kaur (Ocado Group, London)
  • Community Pioneers of the Year: DJ Radical Sister (Huddersfield)
  • The Duleep Singh Sikh Man of the Year: Ravi Singh (Khalsa Aid, Slough)
  • Legacy Award of the Year: Bhujhangy (Birmingham)
  • International Sikh of the Year: Sagarjeet Singh (Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Pakistan)
  • Outstanding Third Sector Achievement: Amo Singh Raju (Disability Direct, Derby)


City Sikhs is an award-winning progressive UK based Sikh charity which strives to build a cohesive and inclusive society in which individuality is respected and diversity is celebrated. For more information about City Sikhs please visit https://www.citysikhs.com/

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