Judges

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Pawan Kenth

Pawan Kenth, founder and CEO of Corporatewear Uk plc and Director of Award Winning International Asha’s Restaurant Group and Corporate Properties Ltd.

Also, a former Lloyds TSB entrepreneur of the year.

With a wide-range of experience in business, capital development, business transformation and first-hand knowledge of the Asian food industry – it is a real honour to have Pawan on the MAWA panel of judges.

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Shin Parwana

One of the founding members of the hugely successful Bhangra band, DCS, Shin and DCS have received numerous awards and accolades for their achievements in Bhangra music, and have a fan base which stretches the globe. The team have toured all major countries around the world and even today enjoy the status of being the number one live band in the UK. Still to this day Shin considers himself to be an avid student of the arts and is receiving guidance and training in every way from his Guru A.S. Mutlashiji.

It is an honour to have Shin’s expert knowledge of the world of entertainment from both a personal and business perspective to help determine the winners of this year’s MAWAs.

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Liz Carnell

Having qualified in Hotel and Catering Management (LHCIMA) at the Birmingham College of Food and Domestic Arts, Liz began her career at The Metropole Hotel Group as a Sales Account Manager. She then went on to work for the NEC Group, with whom she spent over 20 years in various key roles including Head of Sales, Business Change Manager, Organizational Development Consultant, and Sales Director of the International Convention Centre, Birmingham, and Convention Centre Dublin.

After years of working within venues, Liz now runs a successful consultancy, The Venue Experience Team, assisting venues to grow and improve business. Advising on everything from process to event delivery.

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Perm Saini

Perm Saini is the co-founder of Claremont Property Group, a privately owned property Investment and Development Company. Founded in 1999, by brother and sister team Manjit Deol & Perm Saini, the family business has an extensive property Portfolio which continues to grow year on year.

Born and bred in the Midlands, Perm is not only a hugely successful business woman, and through her upbringing in a Sikh household Perm has a strong understanding of the Asian culture and traditions.

Perm’s acute business acumen and cultural insight will prove invaluable to the MAWA judging panel.

David Burner

David Burner

With over 30 years in the media industry, David is the co-owner and director of Caters Media Group – a Global media agency formed in Birmingham 90 years ago but now one of most respected and prolific media content operations in the world.

Caters source and distribute exclusive news and feature stories, images and videos to a multitude of worldwide media markets including newspapers, magazines, digital media and TV broadcasters.

Under David and his business partner, Caters has grown rapidly in recent years with several offices worldwide as far afield as New Delhi, Sydney and New York.

With South Asia’s growing importance as a global business market, David is currently overseeing the creation, production and syndication of media content to and from this talent rich region as well as seeking out new exciting business opportunities and partnerships.

As the media world dictates, a company such as Caters is only as good as their last story, video or image. Recognising, celebrating and working with creative people and organisations has become a key factor in Caters success.