Select guests from the Asian community joined KPMG to celebrate the Asian festivals of Eid and Diwali at a special event held at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London. The annual KPMG Asian Festival Dinner was attended by some of the most prominent members from the Asian business community, including Lord Gulam Noon and the Hindujas, along with key political figures such as Keith Vaz and Baroness Verma, and many senior staff from the firm, including Senior Partner for KPMG in the UK, John Griffith-Jones. “The festival dinner has become an important event in the KPMG calendar, and is very popular both internally and with clients and contacts,” said Nina Amin, London tax partner, who organises the annual event. “Despite an incredibly tough couple of years, I am always heartened by the fact that the role of the Asian business community is such a positive one in helping to build the UK economy, and I am incredibly proud of our event and the guests that give up their night to celebrate with us,” Nina added. KPMG’s John Griffith-Jones welcomed the guests on the night with an update on activity at KPMG, including the graduate scheme and school leavers programme supported by the firm as a part of its corporate social responsibly agenda. The evening concluded with a special appearance by actress Meera Syal as the after-dinner speaker, enthralling the attendees with her riveting stand up comedy routine.
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