Leicester has been announced as the location for the 6th annual British Indian Awards. The prestigious awards ceremony is due to take place at The Athena on the 21 June.

The awards aim to acknowledge and celebrate the effort of the British Indian community across sectors ranging from Entrepreneur of the Year to Best Entertainer both in Leicester and beyond.

Leicester, which is one of the most ethnically diverse regions in the UK, was made up of Asian Indians by 28% in 2013, a figure which is likely to have grown more recently as well as the growth of small- and mid-sized businesses owned by Asians in the city, of which there were already 3000 in 2013.

Keith Vaz, MP for Leicester East since 1987 said: “British Indians should be commended for the amazing work done by them not just in the United Kingdom but also in their home country in India.”

The event is being run by Oceanic Consulting, the UK’s leading ethnic consulting and promotions organisation in the UK, who have recently been shortlisted at the Asian Media Awards 2017 for their work in the Marketing & PR Sector, and are responsible for some of the most successful and well known events in the country such as the English Asian Business Awards and English Curry Awards amongst others.

This awards ceremony is also part of the Diversity Awards group which provides a platform for and celebrates the achievements of ethnic minority communities throughout the UK and is responsible for The British Muslim Awards which has been running for the last six years.

Title sponsors, Cashfinex, an advanced cryptocurrency exchange that is designed for traders and businesses to buy and sell digital currencies as well as gives access Forex trading are also looking forward to the awards ceremony.

Mohsin Jameel, CEO of Bull InfoTech, the company behind CashFinex, said: “We are really pleased to be the title sponsor the British Indian Awards, the partnership comes at an exciting time for the business. We’ve just launched our new exchange which give investors and businesses the opportunity to trade in the cryptocurrencies and forex from a single platform.