LONDON (TIP): Mr. Bob Singh Dhillon, Founder, President and CEO of Mainstreet Equity Corp, Canada’s highest performing real estate company with assets valued over $1.5 billion, was named Business Man of the Year at the 7th annual The Sikh Awards 2016 on Saturday, 19th November 2016 at Park Plaza Hotel, London. The coveted award is in recognition of an organization or individual that has best demonstrated how they have made exceptional financial returns, shown strong growth, innovative strategies and clear market leadership in the sector.
Mr. Dhillon Founded Mainstreet which consists of nearly 10,000 apartment units in Western Canada. He sits on the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation Board and is also the Honorary Consul General for Belize, owning a private 3,000-acre island in Belize. Mr. Dhillon is also the owner of National Payments, a Visa and MasterCard approved merchant processing business. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, the Ernst & Young 2015.
Entrepreneur of the Year, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People and recognized as one of the 25 Most Influential Indians in North America.
A major philanthropist donating $500,000 to the town of San Pedro, Belize, he raised $60,000 for underprivileged children in San Pedro and donated free apartment suites to victims of the Slave Lake, Fort McMurray Alberta fires.
Other high profile winners this year included:
Ms Kiran Singh (UK) – Business Woman award; Mr. Supreet Singh Manchanda (USA) – Entrepreneur Award; Khalsa Aid (UK) – Sikhs in Charity; Dr Brinder Singh Mahon (UK) – Sikhs in Education; Mrs. Manika Kaur (Dubai) – Sikhs in Entertainment; Akaal Television / Mr. Amrik Singh Kooner (UK) – Sikhs in Media; Mr. Jaspal Singh Bindra (India) – Sikhs in Profession; Mr. Gurmeet Singh (India) – Sikhs in Seva; Mr. Ram Singh Nayyar (Canada) – Sikhs in Sport; Natasha Kaur Mudhar (UK) – The Sikh People’s Choice Award; Sant Baba Iqbal Singh Ji (India) – The Sikh Lifetime Achievement Award; and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Dubai) – The Special Recognition Award.
Hosted by Ranvir Singh, a journalist and broadcaster, best known for her presenting role on the ITV Breakfast program ‘Good Morning Britain’, The Sikh Awards recognizes the pivotal contributions made by the Sikh community across a variety of fields, from business, charity, education, entertainment, professional services, seva (selfless service), and sport, with winners selected across the globe from Asia, USA, Canada, Australia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
The prestigious event saw 750 guests in attendance from elite international dignitaries to public figures, community heroes, sports stars and celebrities.