• Samson Sohail

    Samson Sohail

    Samson Sohail has been working with Cobra Beer for the last 24 years. He has been instrumental in the success of Cobra Beer as the best beer which complements food and as one the most loved beer brands in the country.

  • Metin Pekin

    Metin Pekin

    Based in Doncaster, Metin Pekin is the Managing Director of Paragon Quality Foods, one of the largest suppliers of Burgers, Doners and Marinated Chicken to the Food Service and Fast Food sectors in the UK. Paragon's factory which was officially opened by The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, is one of the most modern and technologically equipped in Europe.

  • Zeren Wilson

    Zeren Wilson

    Zeren studied English Literature, completing his studies with an MA from Durham University. He went on to work as a trainee journalist, before moving into advertising sales for, among others, BBC Worldwide, and worked on BBC Good Food magazine. A career change saw him join the Oddbins trainee management programme, and he has now spent fourteen years in the wine trade, most recently selling wine to London restaurants.

  • Mustafa Topkaya

    Mustafa Topkaya

    Mustafa Topkaya was born in Sivas, Turkey in 1955. He spent his childhood in Sivas in summers and Adana in winters. He went to primary school in Adana and he moved to Istanbul with his family in 1967. He lived there until he moved to Britain for further studies in August 1975. He improved his English and applied to study for a HND diploma (Higher National Diploma) in Computer Science.

  • Shany Gupta

    Shany Gupta

    Shany qualified in 1996 and practised as a Litigation/ Public Law Solicitor for over 8 years. In 1998 he set up Duncan Lewis and as C.E.O is now involved in the day to day management and direction of the Company.

  • Steve Turner

    Steve Turner

    Steve is Assistant General Secretary at Unite. His responsibilities include the development of the union’s international and political work alongside Unite’s community and young member strategies.

  • Rami Ranger MBE FRSA

    Rami Ranger MBE FRSA

    Dr Rami Ranger MBE, FRSA is a successful businessman who has been honoured seven times by Her Majesty the Queen, seven occasions. Six times for Business and once personally for services to the British Asian Community and was made a Member of British Empire in 2005. Rami is married to Renu and has three daughters.

  • Jonathan Reynolds MP

    Jonathan Reynolds MP

    Jonathan Reynolds has been the Member of Parliament for Stalybridge and Hyde since the 2010 general election and is a Shadow Minister in the Energy and Climate Change team.

  • Altan Kemal

    Altan Kemal

    Altan Kemal is a Chartered Accountant. He came to the UK in 1973, graduating in Business Management before qualifying and working in accountancy. He subsequently founded his own firm of accountants in 1983, namely Alton & Co. (Chartered Accountants & Statutory Auditors).

  • Nadhim Zahawi MP

    Nadhim Zahawi MP

    Nadhim Zahawi is a British Conservative Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Stratford-on-Avon since 2010, after the retirement of previous MP John Maples.