Riz Navsarka bags Young Entrepreneur of the Year

MesmerEyez bags top media award

Lord Mayor of Manchester Elaine Boyes led a team of high profile dignitaries in congratulating Riz Navsarka for winning the Young Entrepreneur of the Year at a mega event at Sheridan Suite in Manchester.

Mayor of Rochdale Councillor James Gartside and mayoress Councillor Jane Gartside, Former Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor Afzal Khan, Greater Manchester Police Authority chief Cllr Paul Murphy, Chief Prosecutor of the Crown Prosecution Service Nazir Afzal were present. About 500 specially invited guests witnessed the award ceremony.

The award was distributed at CelebrASIANS, an event organised by Asian Lite to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and the 5th anniversary of the newspaper. Riz Navsarka, Managing director of MesmerEyez, received the award from celebrity businessman Mo Chaudry.

Riz is the Managing director and founder MesmerEyes Cosmetics. He launched his company in 2007 with £200 gained from a university loan. Today the company’s turnover is millions. His products are now available across the country and in 40 countries around the world. Worn during London Fashion Week and seen in Vogue and Grazia, MesmerEyez has become a brand synonymous with eye colour change.

The mayor congratulates the Asian Lite team for organising a mega event to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. She also congratulated the management and the editorial team of Asian Lite on their fifth anniversary.

The event also witnessed the launch of Asian Lite Business Awards.  Several prominent businessmen and women from the Asian community across the UK were honoured for their excellence. The event was dotted with several powerful performances from leading dancers like Kajal Sharma, Deepa Ganesh, Remya Jayaraj, Nrithya Ram Mohan, Soma Gosh and SonAsh. The theme of the cultural programmes was Shakthi – The Women Power.


Other winners of the Asian Lite Business Awards are:  New Business of the Year – Nawaz Ali, Indus Print Ltd, Maharajah Textiles;  Businessman of the Year – Jasvinder Pal Singh, Maharajah Textiles;  Businesswoman of the Year – Roxanna Azeem, House of Rox-anna; Social Entrepreneur of the Year - Latif Jiva, Ghosia Community Youth Voice;   Restauranteur of the Year - Shabir Hussain,  Akbars Restaurant Ltd;  Special Award in Uniformed Services - Chief Inspector Nadeem Mir, Greater Manchester Police;  Special Award in Community Services - John Bell, Crimestoppers;  Ashit Kumar Sinha, Manchester Cultural & Diversity Association;  Qaim Zaidi, British Heart Foundation;  Dosti Asian Women Support Service;  and  Kashmir Youth Project, Rochdale.

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