Announcements and Milestones
“Titans of Cricket”; Courtesy of Probiz – Sponsors of the Event
Rakesh Dua, CEO Dua Group with Ajay Devgn at The Loomba Foundation Gala Charity Dinner at The Savoy; Courtesy of Ramesh Jewellers
Rakesh Dua, CEO – Dua Group with Boris Becker at Barclays ATP World Tour at O2 Arena; Courtesy of Barclays
DNA Business Club, a networking luncheon that runs quarterly has had a significant impact for businesses which wanted to network, grow and build strategic Connections. The Club has been running for over 5 years and is viewed as a vibrant exchange forum for established local businesses to enjoy and participate in doing more business, operating better businesses, meeting likeminded people and having some fun along the way and therefore the quarterly meetings host 60/70 local business people for lunches. Every year the club runs a Christmas Special and this year we believe it is more important than ever to get local businesses “back into business” and being positive so as to generate local success and growth.
Rakesh Dua, CEO of Dua Group and founder of DNA Business Club has been in Business over 20 years helping Clients and Contacts achieve tremendous Savings & Success.
The DNA Xmas Special is to be held on 7th December 2011 at Corporate Lounge of Watford Football Club. In addition to Dua & Co., this year’s Christmas Special will be sponsored by Virtual Back Office and Clydesdale Bank.
This year’s event boasts special guests: Alec Stewart OBE (Ambassador to Clydesdale Bank), nicknamed “The Gaffer”, is the most capped England cricketer of all time in Test matches and 2nd most capped in One Day Internationals, having played in 133 Tests and 170 ODIs. We think there is a strong correlation between sports and business particularly with regards to recovering and positive mental attitude making an impact on performance. We want our Business Champions to remain focused and understand the steps they need to take to make positive growth at a time of austerity. By being better run businesses that are well managed and monitored the should be screaming at the Banks to lend money to them for financing their growth.
To add to the festive spirit, we have Kevin Connelly, an extremely talented impressionist, comedian and after dinner speaker, entertain our delegates. Kevin was part of Talk Radio's World Cup team and Star of the BBC'S Dead Ringers. This programme won the Best Radio Comedy at British Comedy Awards 2001.
The event will be attended by many local Businesses, prominent personalities and celebrities. In the past the Club has supported Charities such as Cancer Research, Wish Upon a Star, British Heart Foundation, RNIB and raised over £2500 per annum. In line with tradition of each year, the chosen Charity this year is Watford Peace Hospice and the event will include a Raffle & Auction.
If you wish to be considered for the Guest List for this exclusive invite-only event, please contact us on email@example.com or 0208 421 3555.
Rakesh Dua, CEO –Dua Group with Alan Flintoff & Sreesanth at “Titans of Cricket”; Courtesy of Probiz – Sponsors of the Event
Rakesh Dua CEO, of Dua Group, recently joined a panel including Lord Heseltine and two other multi-million pound business owners at a conference for senior staff at the NatWest and RBS corporate bank. The panel were invited to provide insight into what business customers need from their banks in these challenging economic times.
Rakesh Dua – on behalf of the SME sector said: "Bank managers and business owners need an open and frank dialogue of where the business is, where it needs to go and the steps marked along the way to then work with the bank to provide the resources to achieve business success. SMEs will be embracing technology as a way to reduce costs and bank services will need to adapt to provide timely support."
The panellists, further responded to questions, such as what the customers views were since the banking crisis, what the bank needs to do to give the clients what they need and has Government ownership changed the Bank’s priorities.
Mark Spurin, Head of Risk, RBS business & commercial banking (who ran the session) commented: "Having valued customers such as Rakesh participate in our staff conference, and be prepared to ‘tell it as it is’ was hugely beneficial. The panel’s comments had a big impact on the day as we recognise we need to stay as close to our customers as possible to support them. Rakesh is an experienced businessman with clear views on the kind of relationship banks must foster with their customers to help them be successful. These views proved a valuable reference for the rest of the day’s presentations and undoubtedly influenced our discussion."
The Banks, especially NatWest and RBS are listening – how will this change the future for the SME Sector?
Dua & Co celebrates 20 years at DNA Business Networking Club’s Christmas event on 25th November 2009.
Dua & Co. Chartered Accountants and Business advisors celebrated their 20th year in business at the DNA Networking Xmas Special event on Wednesday 25th November 2009 at The Clay Oven, Wembley.
Top: Attendees networking over lunch
Bottom: Attendees networking
The event was attended by many well known personalities from the London Business community, Asian Entrepreneurs such as George Jatania, who said "I was delighted to be here and made a special effort to join in this wonderful event" and established legal firms such as Bowling & Co whose senior partner Dinesh Raja said "Excellent Event. Congratulations to all at Dua & Co". Members of the DNA Networking Club and their guests also confirmed they enjoyed the event and made strategic connections at the event.
Top: Kevin Connelly and Rakesh Dua
Bottom right: Grant Leboff and Rakesh Dua
Bottom left: Barry Gordon
Rakesh Dua the founder of DNA Club and partner of Dua & Co. said "We were delighted to welcome so many entrepreneurs and professional introducers to our event. We are excited about our continued growth and working with clients to give them the services they value."
His business partner Barry Gordon added "It was amazing to see the phenomenal response to our event and the high interest shown by the attendees in our services especially business and tax strategies. It shows that even in these tough times there is a lot that businesses and people can do to save money."
In the presentation the firm shared with the delegates, a couple of clients testified that Dua & Co. has helped them with tax and strategic planning as well as in directing and developing their businesses.
To find out more about how Dua & Co can help you or your business or if you would like to join the DNA Networking club contact Nisha Dua on 0208 421 3555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Our Managing Partner, Rakesh Dua was nominated in the hotly contested category of "Professional of the Year for Professional Excellence" at the prestigious Asian Jewel Awards, South of Britain Finals, sponsored by Lloyds TSB plc. He was in the final 18 out of over 6000 nominations.