Anuj Chande leads the South Asia Group at Grant Thornton UK LLP, set up by him in 1991, to serve Asian owned businesses both in the UK and those investing from the Indian subcontinent and elsewhere. He has over 29 years professional and commercial experience having worked previously with Coopers & Lybrand, NCR Corporation in USA and Albright & Wilson. His clients include those in food, drink, media, hotels, technology and property. Over the years he has advised on both debt and equity fund raisings for his Asian clients.
He has been recognised as one of Britain’s 100 most influential Asians for the second year running on the Asian Power 100 list which is compiled by Carter Andersen in association with the Bank of Scotland. He was also recently shortlisted for a prestigious 8th Annual Asian Achievers Award as ‘Professional of the Year’. In addition, he was a finalist for the Best Business Adviser in 1999 and 2000 CBI Real Business Growing Business Awards. In 2004 he won the Lloyds TSB Professional Excellence Award at the Asian Jewel Awards.
Anuj has been a specialist adviser on ethnic businesses to the West London Business Link, a mentor for the Prince’s Trust charity and is a Board member of the London Employers Coalition. He is also a police mentor in the Joint Police Mentoring Initiative with London First and, a Board member for the Tamasha Theatre Company, an Asian Charity, and also the Embassy of Man Charity