Barnet man Shamash Alidina has been named as a finalist of the 20th Annual Asian Achievers Awards.

Shamash developed one of the world’s first fully online and accessible mindfulness teacher training programs in 2013, which has trained over 500 Mindfulness teachers in over 50 countries all over the world.

He co-founded the worlds first 'Museum of Hapiness' where one of his first events was seen by a million people.

He has also published ten books on mindfulness.

Established in 2000, the Awards return for the first time in three years following the pandemic and are hosted by global advisory firm, EPG, and supported by the Asian Voice and Gujarat Samchar, Zee TV and Sunrise Radio.

Pratik Dattani, Managing Director, EPG said: “The Asian Achievers Awards aim to celebrate Asian excellence across the UK. "They harbour a special place in the community, documenting our growth and contribution to life in the country over the last two decades.

"We have been impressed by the breadth and calibre of nominations from across the country that came in this year which show quite how extensive our positive contribution is across all aspects of British life.”

The awards ceremony will include live performances on the night from Brit Award-nominee, Rumer and stand-up comedian Tez Ilyas. Lord Jeffrey Archer is set to conduct a charity auction in support of the chosen Charity Partner, Pardada Pardadi.

The awards take place on Friday 23 September at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane London.