LONDON, United Kingdom, 10 May, 2010: Regent’s Park Heart Clinics Ltd. (Regent’s Park), an independent healthcare company specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, today announced that its Founder and Chief Executive , Dr. Anil Ohri, has been awarded the First Annual Accomplished Entrepreneur Award from the London Business School (LBS).
Dr. Ohri read his MBA from LBS, and the business school is currently ranked number 1 in the world for its MBA programme by the Financial Times.
The award ceremony took place at the 12th Annual London Business School Entrepreneurship Conference on 7th May, 2010. The award trophy was presented to Dr. Ohri by James Caan, one of the UK’s most successful and dynamic entrepreneurs and a panelist of the BBC’s Dragons’ Den.
As a traditional annual event of the Entrepreneurship Club, the conference attracts successful household name entrepreneurs, the worlds leading venture capitalists and angel investors, and high level corporate representatives to share their views on the most relevant topics in entrepreneurship today through a series of panels and addresses throughout the day.
Keynote speakers included James Caan (BBC’s Dragon’s Den, Founder of Hamilton Bradshaw, Alexander Mann Group) and Lord Mervyn Davies (Minister for Trade, Investment and Small Business). Panel speakers included Tom Singh (Founder, New Look), Tim Jackson (Founder, QXL), William Kendall (Ex-CEO, Green & Blacks), and Matt Heiman (Co-Founder, Freerunner).
Professor Sir Andrew Likierman, Dean of the London Business School, said: “The accomplished entrepreneur award highlights the school’s commitment to entrepreneurship by recognizing the achievements of outstanding alumni who have participated in successful entrepreneurial ventures. Anil is the very first recipient of the 10 year award having built and run a successful venture since graduating from LBS. A special plaque housed in the Taunton Centre will commemorate his achievement and that of all future winners.”
In his acceptance speech, Dr. Ohri said: “Thank you all for your generous decision. I receive this honour with deep gratitude and great humility. It is an award that speaks to the highest aspirations that the London Business School has always encouraged within me – that for all the ups and downs in our careers, we are not mere prisoners of fate. Our actions matter, and that through the confidence and tools from a top business school, we can all bend history and our fates in the direction of entrepreneurial endeavour. Compared to some of the entrepreneurial giants in the audience today – James Caan, Tim Jackson, Tom Singh – my accomplishments are slight, but I know that LBS, for me, made it all possible.”
He ended: “Thank you again for this highly prestigious award, it will always be deeply cherished.”
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Regent’s Park is an independent company dedicated to creating world-class centres for the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. The company develops, owns and operates diagnostic and treatment facilities focusing exclusively on cardiovascular disease in partnership with leading hospitals and groups of cardiologists across the United Kingdom. Regent’s Park has been a national provider of cardiology services to the NHS since 2003, and has provided invasive cardiology procedures to over 30,000 patients through its facilities – coronary angiograms, coronary angioplasty, cardiac electrophysiology, defibrillator and pacing procedures. Regent’s Park prides itself on its ability to deliver high quality, cost effective cardiac care, through excellent service, efficient operations management, well trained staff, and uncompromising professionalism.
The Regent’s Park guiding philosophy is that every patient with heart disease should have access to healthcare of a world-class standard.