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BOTEL’s Final Goodbye

After 15 long years of service, Aries Group’s Safe BOTEL (Backwater operated Tourist Entertainment Launch) has now been handed over to its new owner. BOTEL, a uniquely novel concept, which provided the Kerala’s houseboat industry a new facelift, played a huge role in taking the cruise industry to the next level. Designed and engineered to sail on the sea, BOTEL was the first ever houseboat in Kerala to be made from steel merging the durability of the metal with the aesthetics of traditional houseboat architecture. Aries Group was forced to put the BOTEL on sale as its Captain Shri. James died due to a heart attack this month, quoted the Founder Chairman and Naval Architect, Shri. Sohan Roy. Though, BOTEL was featured in many television advertisements and movies, it gained international recognition after it appeared in the Hollywood movie, DAM999. Accepting the hospitality of President of Indywood Billionaires Club and President of NRIPA, Shri. Sohan Roy, many international celebrities and Indian billionaires have reportedly enjoyed travelling in BOTEL to admire the picturesque beauty of Alappuzha’s backwater. As part of its social responsibility, even with its 5-star settings, during off-seasons, BOTEL rides were charged at similar rates as that of a normal houseboat for general public. BOTEL is equipped many unique features. The houseboat is fitted with double bottom, buoyancy chambers, firefighting devices, and lifesaving accessories and two emergency evacuation doors, in case there is an accident. BOTEL also has an efficient garbage management system to store and dispose the food and plastic waste, dual power air conditioners, solar-power attached bedrooms, conference rooms, massage rooms, fire resistant kitchen, water storage tanks etc. BOTEL is the first houseboat to have passed the water stability test. This was conducted and tested by Shri Sohan Roy personally. It was a proud moment for everyone as the houseboat returned safe and well facing the...

Asian Media Group Announces Asian Media Awards

Asian Media Group announces Asian Media Awards for recognising the strength and depth of the British media industry. This Award is to honour local print Journalists,  internet bloggers, TV anchors and PR experts The Asian Media Awards is dedicated to honour their talent, drive and innovation Nominations starts on 27th April, 2020 and shortlist will be announced on 14th September, 2020. Journalists, internet bloggers and TV anchors can apply then.       A closing ceremony named AMA Ceremony will be there on  29th October, 2020. The ceremony act as a platform for those who working in the industry to network with mainstream organisations where they are vastly under represented. The AMA’s take place at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate and are supported by the world’s foremost media...

Finalists of Indywood Talent Hunt 2019 competition to perform live during next year T10 Cricket League

24-12-2019: Indywood Talent Hunt 2019 – UAE edition received overwhelming at Dubai from both students and colleges across the country. The Grand finale of the competition was organized at Amity University from December 2 – 3, 2019. Organized by Aries Group of Companies in association with Biz Events Management, Indywood Talent Hunt was also supported by various multinational business organizations in the UAE who are also the members of Indywood Entertainment Consortium. On this occasion, Forbes listed billionaire and T10 league founder Mr. Shaji Ul Mulk, Chairman, Mulk Holdings, the honorable guest and Sponsor of ITH 2019 announced an incredible opportunity for Top 3 winners of Talent Hunt. “I am very happy to announce our partnership with Indywood Talent Hunt, whereby the Top 3 winners of this competition will be given a live stage in the stadium and telecast live around the world. This is a recognition of the talent here I am sure competition here will benefit by from a global exposure.”, Mulk said during his speech a the event. Indywood Talent Hunt, the biggest youth cultural festival in the UAE organized competitions in 23 different categories including Music, Dance, Fine Arts, Dramatics, Designs & Creative, Media, Quizzing, Photography, Film Making & Technical competition etc. Showcasing their exceptional talents, students from over 400+ music and arts institutions across the UAE participated. The Grand Finale of Indywood Talent Hunt shall also witness a magical musical performance by Guinness Book of World Records Holder and renowned Keyboardist, Stephan Devassy on December 3rd, 2019.   Indywood Talent Hunt is India’s premiere talent discovery platform to identify creative young Indians and guide them properly to the Indian Film Industry from the campus / school level itself while providing an opportunity for the shortlisted ones to get exposed to the Film Industry during Indywood Film Carnival and perform in front of the Professional Film Fraternity...

Gandhibhavan Trust Honours Sohan Roy with Sathyan National Film Award

The award of the Sathyan National Film Award by the Gandhi Bhavan Trust, named after the great actor Sathyan of Malayalam, will be presented to Hollywood director, poet and founder chairman of Aries Group of companies Sohan Roy. The award is in recognition of Sohan Roy’s contribution to the world film industry. Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan will present the Award to Sohan Roy at 4 pm on January 14, 2020. Sohan Roy is the founder director of Indywood, a 10 billion U.S.dollar project. His tireless efforts in promoting Indian cinema to global standards are notable for the Indian cinema Industry. Also, a lots of artists have made their way into cinema through...

Indian Movies Scotland And Josef Make Way Into 92nd Oscar by Kerala based All Lights Film Services – ALFS

Indian movies are known worldwide for their value content and quality. This has helped them conquer many Indian as well as international platforms too. This year two movies which has made its way into the 92nd Oscar. ‘Scotland’ has made its way into the 92nd Oscar Best Picture contention list, directed by Manish Vatssalya and the another one ‘Josef’. Produced by a Mariner and retired international civil servant, Capt. Ashok Mahapatra under the banner UA Kathachitra Pvt. Ltd found its place in the 92nd Oscar contention list. Both the movies, in all 344 feature films, were supported by Kerala based All Lights Film Services (ALFS) which helped in getting through the first step towards this coveted fame. Scotland ‘Scotland’ till date has won around 61 International Awards and recognitions for its bold theme and exceptional presentation. The film narrates the story of a father who becomes a brutal life snatcher to give justice to his rape victim daughter when law and order fails to do so. The movie stars Adam Saini, Khushboo Purohit, Chetan Pandit, Daya Shankar Pandey and Manish Vatssalya in pivotal roles. Debutant Adam Saini, who has served with the Scottish police, plays the protagonist. He has been bestowed with 7 international awards for his performance in Scotland. The film has been produced by Zaina Ibourek (British-Moroccan) and Manish Vatssalya under the banner of Mars UK Films Ltd and Vatssalya Films. Josef – Born in Grace ‘Josef – Born in Grace’ has found its place in the 92nd Oscar contention list, after a grand reception at IFFI – Film Bazaar this year. This is UA Kathachitra’s first film. The movie stars Victor Banerjee (National Award winner & BAFTA nominee), Subrat Dutta (Best Actor – Cairo Film Festival), and Sudarshan Juyal in pivotal roles. The movie is directed by National Award Winner Susant Misra (Indradhanura Chhai, Biswaprakash, & Dharini)...

Indywood Talent Hunt Dubai Chapter Kick Starts

Dubai: UAE’s biggest youth festival, organized by Aries Group of Companies in association with Biz Events was inaugurated today. This two-day event was inaugurated by Mr. Sohan Roy, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Aries Group of Companies at Dubai Amity School. This inauguration kick started the grand finale of Indywood Talent Hunt 2019.  The winners in music, dance, photography, fine arts, filmmaking, designing, quiz, technical, dramatics and creative media sections will compete during this two-day event. Students from more than 400 music and arts schools in the UAE competed in the preliminary rounds and the winners were qualified to the semi-final rounds. Indywood Talent Hunt is the largest ever public verdict based youth festival in the history of the UAE’s festivities, which is about one million people. The finalists were selected based on public participation, online voting, YouTube’s acceptance of contestant videos, and the scores provided by expert jurors. Winners name information available at www.indywoodtalenthunt.com The artist and talent are selected from the contestants who have scored the most individual points. Indywood Talent Hunt offers talented contestants the opportunity to continue to showcase their talents at many international platforms, including cinema. The Indywood Talent Hunt was organized with the support of some of the UAE’s leading businessmen who are members of the Indywood Consortium. Sohan Roy, Founder and Chairman of IBC, said that the closing ceremonies will see the presence of prominent members of the Indywood Billionaires Club (IBC).       This year’s competition will end up on December 3 with a musical feast by Guinness Book Award winner and keyboardist Stephen Devassy, and state award winning playback singer Suraj Santosh. Previous editions of Indywood Talent Hunt were a confluence of creative talents from India’s student community held at the Ramoji Film City and Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderabad. Both the Edition witnessed over 2500 Finalists and participated in 25 creative...

Peter Patel honored with Independent Bakery Retailer Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019

Costcutter Brockley, situated in High St in UK, owner  Peter Patel honored with Independent Bakery Retailer Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019. Peter Patel says about the single most profitable innovation he have made to his store over the past 12 months. “Introducing a dedicated chiller for vegan products has meant we’ve been able to significantly increase the range and reap the rewards, with weekly sales now at £2,000”. He describes about his best strategy for increasing footfall in his store. “Really getting under the skin of what existing shoppers want and crucially who else could be shopping with us. Once we have that, finding a point of difference and answering their needs”. He also describes two key challenges facing convenience and explain your plans for taking advantage. “1. Point of difference With two Sainsbury’s, a Co-op and independently owned convenience stores all within walking distance, we have had to work hard to create a point of difference. Using our shopper insights we have created an offering that is tailored to meet our shoppers’ needs, including the most comprehensive BWS and vegan offerings in the area. Not only do our sales prove that we’ve created a point of difference, but the fact that our nearest competitor, Sainsbury’s, is now directing customers to our vegan range, is the icing on the cake. 2. Shopping environment All the research showed that our local shoppers wanted smaller batched produced products, whether that was BWS or vegan products. They’re also keen to top-up shop regularly and want healthy, easy dinners with fresh ingredients and that’s exactly what we’ve delivered. We’ve also tried to look after our younger visitors and have introduced small shopping trolleys for children, which have been a big hit. The results speak for themselves. Basket spend has grown from £5.30 to £6.66 and sales have grown from £26,000 to...

Shad Saleem honored with Spirit of the Community Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019

best-one Poets Corner and best-one Plessey News, situated in Housing Estate in UK, owner Shad Saleem honored with Spirit of the Community Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019. Shad Saleem says how a store-owner can become the spirit of the community. “For me, it’s all about being woven into the community; a part of the fabric. A community can be diverse – a mix of people of different ages, jobs, families and it’s about connecting with all of them in some way. I think one of the ways I’ve managed to do this is I’ve never said no to ANY community support asked of me in the last 20 years”. He says about the initiatives that he developed to benefit his local community in the last 12 months. “Within our community there are children that come from families below the national poverty threshold who can’t always afford food and are being sent to school hungry. Through my involvement with The Rotary Club of Blyth we worked together with Malvin’s Close Primary Academy, where we created a Breakfast Club enabling 30 children to be given a proper breakfast and ‘set them up’ for the day. The school fed back that there is a close correlation between the success of children within the classroom and being well fed. We’re looking at expanding this initiative and I’d like to support this financially through the shops (my personal ambition is to ensure that no child in Blyth goes to school hungry)”. He describes two key challenges facing Convenience and his plans for taking advantage. “Blyth is inundated with retail shops; we have ALDI, Lidl, ASDA and many convenience stores. The challenge is to differentiate ourselves from everyone else. One way we do this is through stocking local products. Our eggs are delivered fresh daily from family-run Lintz Hall Eggs, our milk and...

Anita Nye Honored With Spirit Of The Community Award In The Asian Trader Awards 2019

Premier Eldred Drive Stores, situated in Housing Estate in UK, owner Anita Nye honered with Spirit of the community Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019. Anita Nye says that it is a  community shop that really keeps everyone at the heart of everything. They are members of the community and have been for many years so they want to play our part in whatever they can to help improve the area they live and work in. They have introduced a couple of initiatives to ‘do out bit’ to tackle food poverty and childhood obesity. They have introduced a very popular loyalty card scheme. People get a stamp every time they spend £10 on groceries. They chose to keep the amount that triggers a stamp relatively low and shoppers just need to collect 10 stamps to get £5 off their shopping. It’s unbelievably popular and lots of people save their full cards til Christmas so that they can get some really good money off their festive shopping. Anita describes about key challenges facing Convenience and explains plans for taking advantage. Keeping prices down whilst retaining good profit margins. Ever changing demands of customers. People often shop around for the best prices, they stick to PMP where they can as that’s what their customers...

Walter Bryson Honored with Impulse Retailer Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019

Londis Davis Bryson & Sons stores at High St in UK owner Walter Bryson honored with Impulse Retailer Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019. In the questionnaire session, Walter Bryson says about the secretes behind the success. He says three main qualities to make him an amazing impulse retailer. “As per a petrol filling station our business is mainly impulse, We stock a full range of impulse crisps drinks and chocolate that are well presented and conveniently placed to disrupt the customers mission to almost guarantee a purchase. we stock the most up to date products as soon as they become available”. He have merchandised his store overall to achieve maximum sales by mading the front of the store open and airy with open windows and a large serving counter to make customers feel at ease. The team have also grouped the store into specific areas like food for now and food for later as well as bringing in a selection of local products and Costa coffee along with Slush machines and Tango ice blast. The categories to provide the best impulse-driven sales are dinks including Costa, invested in new refrigeration to stock a large range of soft drinks as well as installing to Costa machines in a purpose built unit for upsell cakes and biscuits with the costa. He says about two key challenges facing Convenience and explain plans for taking advantage are Customer Retention and Profitability. The team retain customers by offering a wide range of goods and services at competitive prices along with Local with partnership and also maintain profit...

HT Drinks Wins best wholesale depot of the year Award of the Asian Trader Awards 2019

A U.K. based company HT Drinks wins best wholesale depot of the year Award of the Asian Trader Awards 2019.This awards are for the key players and stakeholders across the grocery sector to recognise and reward the cream of the crop from convenience retailing. A questionnaire session was completed by Manager Chris Alba. Through those, grocery, Alcohol, Tobacco are the main products there. Above 12,000 customers have been using their service. They are planning  65% retail and 35% catering for future.HT Drinks  operates 350 retail Clubs.    About The Asian Traders Awards Every year, the awards gather the key players and stakeholders across the grocery sector to recognise and reward the cream of the crop from convenience retailing. On the evening, leading politicians mix with captains of industry to herald independent retailers, convenience store and symbol operators, shopkeepers, off-license owners and newsagents from across the...

Mital Morar honored with Independent Retailer Award in the Asian Trader Awards 2019

Ancoates General Store owner Mital Morar ownered with  Independent Retailer Award in  the Asian Trader Awards 2019. He has more than five stores situated in High St in UK. Behalf of this award, he reveals those things to achieve success Mital Morar and his team made a single most profitable innovation to their store In under 4 years, Store Retail Group has grown to 4 stores in Manchester. Ancoats General Store being the flagship store.The store is located in an area with a heavy residential mix in modern apartments. The New Bailey Street store of Spinningfields has a busy passing traffic and commuting trade and opens till 2am to take advantage of the night time economy and taxi traffic. He said that they team up with different street vendors. Retailers can get caught up with making their own food in store to increase their margin. They find it is better to focus on what they do well which is retail and make local partnerships. A long chipboard table stretches from the entrance to the coffee counter. Customers can enjoy a selection of drinks, from traditional choices like expressos and smoothies to cortados and charcoal lattes. The table encourages people to stay for longer and while they are there they are looking at what else they can buy.    Their key challenges are  discounters are certainly providing convenience shopping, because shoppers find they have a range and location that suits their needs, in smaller (under 15,000sq ft) formats.They are providing more opportunity to shop in general, and also have a strategy to reach out into new categories, so it is really important to remember that discounters continue to be a competitor to convenience.Online sales are also growing ahead of convenience, and the marketplace as a whole, at 8%. The opportunity for click and collect is particularly significant, because that is...

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