06 December 2023
Sheetal Sanghvi, office managing partner in Nottingham at RSM UK, was named Outstanding Senior Leader of the Year at the prestigious Multicultural Business & Community Champion Awards (MBCC) 2023.
The MBCC awards originated in 2016 to celebrate unsung heroes and champion diversity. Its mission is to recognise the value of outstanding individuals and organisations across the UK, for the incredible work that they do. The ceremony attracts community champions, charity heroes, entrepreneurs, businesses, professionals, sponsors and enthusiasts from all walks of life.
The Outstanding Senior Leader of the Year award, won by Sheetal, recognises an individual who possesses a distinct set of qualities and behaviours that inspire and empower others to reach their full potential. As a visionary, they are able to articulate a clear direction for their team or organisation, and leads by example, with integrity, authenticity and high ethical standards in all of their interactions.
Sheetal Sanghvi, office managing partner in Nottingham at RSM UK, said: ‘Being awarded Outstanding Senior Leader of the Year at the prestigious MBCC awards among such incredible finalists was a huge honour, and a magical end to a fantastic evening. You cannot become a good leader without great people around you, so I dedicate this award to my family who have always stood by me in everything that I do, all the leaders that have inspired and invested in me throughout my incredible journey at RSM and my amazing team – all of whom make me the person that I am today. This was a new category this year so being the first to win it will always be a special moment and one of many career highlights for me.’
Mark Taylor, regional managing partner in the Midlands at RSM UK, added: ‘Sheetal’s progress within our business over the last few years has been nothing short of meteoric and it is absolutely fantastic to see the contribution she is making to the continued momentum of RSM being acknowledged in this way. A truly humble and compassionate leader but with a sharp commercial focus, Sheetal fully merits this brilliant recognition.'
The awards ceremony, which had around 900 attendees, took place at Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 2 December, hosted by actor and comedian Richard Blackwood and multi-award winning TV and radio broadcaster Leah Charles-King. A total of 14 awards were presented throughout the course of the evening, with an esteemed panel of judges including Justice Williams MBE, co-founder and editor in chief of the Black Business Magazine; Olympic gold medallist winner Dame Denise Lewis OBE; singer/songwriter Jamelia; UK chief executive of The Princes Trust Jonathan Townsend, and many more.