Thursday, 8 June 2006

Nita is the jewel in the crown

A Telford solicitor has been recognised in a glittering ceremony to mark the contribution made by Asian people to British society.

Nita Patel, who is a partner at Martin-Kaye Solicitors, in Euston Way, Telford, was shortlisted in the Professional Excellence category of the Lloyds TSB Asian Jewel Awards.

“I was really pleased to make the final four in this tough category which aims to recognise the achievements of Asian men and women in all areas of professional practice across Britain,” said Nita.

“It was a fantastic evening, held in Birmingham, and I am just honoured to have been in such amazing company."

The Professional Excellence Jewel Award category was set up to increase awareness and praise the outstanding achievements being made by British Asian professionals in the business and corporate sector throughout the UK.

Judges said it identified Asians whose managerial skills, professionalism, and pursuit of best practice were integral to the development and progress of public and private sector organisations.

Martin-Kaye Senior Partner, Graham Davies, said: “Nita joined our practice in 2001, and was made an Associate in January 2003.

“She specialises in private property work, and since joining has increased revenue by, among other things, introducing products previously not used by the firm.

“Her managerial skills, determination to succeed, and professionalism has led to her developing a reputation as an influential and determined character at Martin-Kaye, and resulted in her appointment as the first female Asian member of the Senior Management Team.

“We’re delighted her contribution to our company has been recognised on such a high profile stage, and that she was shortlisted for such an important award.”

Chairman of the Institute of Asian Professionals, Khalid Darr, said: “Essentially, the Lloyds TSB Asian Jewel Awards concentrate on the positive, on the way that Asian people have successfully integrated into British society, and are now making a highly valuable contribution to the social and economic fabric of this country.

“We have found enormous goodwill on the part of business, industry and the public sector to take part in this valuable and highly appreciated celebration of success.”