Care home operator, Harnoop Atkar, has been named ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ in a national awards ceremony at the House of Commons.
Thirty-year-old Harnoop, chief executive of Oakland Primecare, won the accolade at the 11th Asian Voice Political and Public Life Awards. Oakland Primecare operates Woodland Grove care home in Loughton, Essex, and Hastings Court in Hastings, East Sussex.
Harnoop, who lives with his family in Chigwell, said the award was an honour to receive.
“I only realised I was a finalist when I got to the ceremony. To win was a real honour and I’m thrilled to have this recognition.”
The Asian Voice Political and Public Life Awards are given annually to individuals who have made a difference to their local communities. The judges recognised Harnoop’s skills as an entrepreneur, having successfully led a deal raising £30 million of investment to support Oakland Primecare’s next phase of growth, which will increase its number of beds from 152 to approximately 800.