ITV News Live from the GG2 Leadership Awards 2018
The landmark 20th anniversary GG2 Leadership Awards saw a double triumph for
Sajid Javid MP. The Home Secretary was honoured with the Hammer Award, an
accolade presented to a high achieving individual who has shattered the proverbial
glass ceiling. The GG2 Leadership Awards showcase ethnic achievement, talent and
leadership in the UK.
On receiving the Hammer Award, Britain’s first Asian Home Secretary Javid said:
“It is an incredible honour to be the first Asian Home Secretary in our
country’s history – and I’m immensely proud to get an award in
acknowledgement of breaking the glass ceiling.
I want to pay tribute to all the nominees and winners. They are inspirational
role models who represent their communities and epitomise ethnic
achievement, talent and leadership in Britain.”
Sajid Javid also topped this year’s GG2 Power List, a glossy annual publication
which is revealed every year on the night of the GG2 Leadership Awards and profiles
the 101 most influential Asians in Britain.
Winners of the GG2 Leadership Awards include –
Man of the Year Neil Basu, assistant commissioner of specialist operations for the
Metropolitan Police, who also features as a new entry at no.3 on the GG2 Power List.
Basu took up this position earlier this year and is responsible for leading counter-
terrorism policing nationally, widely regarded as the toughest job in British policing.
Woman of the Year award winner Professor Neena Modi, Professor of Neonatal
Medicine at Imperial College London;
Pride of Britain Award winner Dame Pratibha Gai, Professor and Chair of Electron
Microscopy at the University of York.
Click here for the full press release and full list of winners