Happy New Year to all PPA Members
Hope you’ve all had a fabulous festive break and have made your resolutions for 2015! Of course the real test will be to see how long before you break the resolution you made with such CERTAINTY. A survey done by The Independent revealed that the 24th of January is when most lose the will to carry on. The date has now been labelled Fail Friday! Do you have what it takes to push through and fulfil your resolution – and taste the sweetness of success???
Because I am positive, that the following individuals of our community, ensured they did all they could to commit to their goals. Result? Well take a look for yourself…
Our first hearty congratulations go to Pravin Pattni & his family. Pravinbhai, who sits on the board for the National Association of Goldsmiths as well as currently Deputy Chair for his local business network was the recipient of a prestigious award on 6th November 2014. At the Wandsworth Business Awards ceremony held at Roehampton club they won the Award for ” The Best Independent Retailer ” and were runners up and highly commended as “Best SME”. In addition to that, he has also been invited to join the Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce.
When I spoke to Pravinbhai about this accolade, he stated with pride:
“The borough of Wandsworth is made up of the town centres of Tooting, Balham, Clapham, Battersea, Putney, Roehampton and Wandsworth consisting of over 15000 businesses across the spectrum. We feel very honoured to have received this award and share our pride with the community”.
Now you may remember, in a previous newsletter we mailed out to you, we asked you to help Pravin Pattni win the Retailor of the Year Award by voting. Well, although not a win, your votes did aid Pravin & his business to be successfuly shortlisted. He thanks all the members of the community for their support.
Our 2nd congratulations goes to the son of our very own UK & National PPA President, Dipesh Pattni. Having already been acknowledged in the Top 50 most influential digital professionals in the UK on the Drum List, he was nominated as a contender in the UK’s first ever Asian Professional Awards.
During this inaugural event, held at the prestigious Emirates Stadium, he was up against some tough competition including a gentleman who had been in the industry for a few decades more than him. But it was Dipesh who came home with the Award in the IT & Technology category.
Congratulations to both Pravin and Dipesh Pattni on your success and long may it continue.
Please do leave your comments below for both award winners!
Do you have a story of success you want to share with the community? Want to let others know what you have been up to? Maybe an opportunity to find out how your success could benefit others or reward you in return. As BT quoted for many years “It’s good to Talk”. So come and talk to the iPattni web team. Email your successes, your stories, your ideas and contribute to the web platform that exists for you.