Athena Care Homes founder and managing director Mala Agarwal has scooped a prestigious business award.
Mala was named Business Woman of the Year at the recent Asian Business Awards.
“I am so proud to receive such a prestigious award,” Mala said.
“My mum has always been my inspiration and she herself was a true entrepreneur who guided me on the path to become a successful business woman.
“I learnt early on that the most successful businesses value their people and recruit the best team. Athena truly appreciate the fact that they have an enigmatic, highly skilled and dedicated team. We have a shared goal and empower and motivate each other, to bring the very best outcomes for our residents.”
Mala has been involved in the care home sector for many years and set up Athena Care Homes (UK) Ltd in 2014, starting with two homes in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. With the successful acquisition of three additional homes the group now has five homes totalling 585 beds. All homes in the group are now rated by CQC as ‘good’.
Successful Asian business leaders were recognised for their achievements at the ceremony, hosted by Asian Meia Groupd, publishers of Eastern Eye and Garavi Gurjarat newsweeklies.
Guests included captains of industry, MPs, community leaders and celebrities from the arts, media and entertainment world. They gave generously to a charity appeal for Great Ormond Street Hospital.