Huddersfield Entrepreneur Returns
Posted on: November 16th 2012
Kavita made a return to the University of Huddersfield, where she gained the scientific expertise and computer skills that are important elements in her success, and which helped ensure that she made her early mark in the UK’s innovative pharmaceutical industry.
Kavita's IT expertise can be tracked directly to her time in Huddersfield: “I was always into computers and my final-year project at Huddersfield was IT-based. I wrote a program on catalytic hydrogenation, using the computers that we had in the labs.”
During her visit she also announced that she would be appearing on Sky One's “Mother of Invention” programme in the New Year.
Launch Day for the
Oberoi Business Hub
Posted on: November 13th 2012
An exciting day of free expert business advice, networking opportunities and high profile speakers will mark the official opening of the new Oberoi Business Hub, on Pride Park, Derby, on Thursday 6th December 2012.
The Oberoi Business Hub will be launched by Kavita Oberoi, and will provide vibrant new workspace and business support intended to inspire business start-ups and stimulate business growth.
The official opening day, which is taking place in association with The Royal Bank of Scotland, is free to attend and will offer businesses the opportunity to view the new facilities, network and take full advantage of the free expert business information on offer.
Official Opening of the
"Tangent Business Hub"
Posted on: September 21st 2012
Kavita officially opened The Tangent Business Hub in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, with Eion Watts, Bolsover District Council Leader and Councillor Alan Tomlinson, Bolsover District Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration.
A large number of local businesses attended the celebrations which included an inspiring speech from Kavita.
Body Image Charity
Announces New Patron
Posted on: September 13th 2012
Derby-based charity BODY has announced well known entrepreneur Kavita Oberoi is to become its first ever patron.
BODY - "Being One Distinguished You" is a charity which helps individuals who suffer with body image issues.
The charity commonly supports people diagnosed with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), a condition that pre-occupies a person with negative thoughts about a certain part or several features of their appearance, as well as those with eating disorders such as Anorexia and Bulimia.
Commenting on Kavita's appointment, Chief Executive of BODY, Lauren Benton said: “I'm delighted Kavita has accepted our invitation to become patron of BODY. She is well known for her business acumen and has been a great mentor to me personally.
“Kavita has a philanthropic nature which is reflected with her connections to The Global Girls Fund, Burton College, Sisters With Voices and The Derby Women's Centre. I'm sure her experiences with other great charities will help us to become the national charity we strive to be.
“We decided to invite Kavita because as a woman, she understands the pressure placed on our society to look a certain way. She's approachable and having started so many of her own ventures, and knowing how hard it is to succeed, she can advise us on achieving everything we want to.”
Kavita Oberoi founded leading healthcare company Oberoi Consulting and is highly regarded as one of the leading business women in the UK.
In the past she has openly stated that one of the greatest rewards gained from her success in business has been the ability to help and support worthy charitable causes.
Kavita commented: “I didn't hesitate in saying yes when Lauren approached me to become patron of BODY.
“BODY is a fantastic charity which tackles serious issues and provides vital support to those who need it most.
“I know Lauren well as I've been mentoring her for some time and I've been aware of her abilities and the good work BODY does from a very early stage.
“Lauren displays entrepreneurial flair and knows how to accomplish her goals, and when you add that to her passion for achieving great things with BODY the future looks very bright indeed for the charity – and it's a future that I'm really excited about being part of.”
In conclusion, Lauren Benton added: “Kavita really cares about future generations, which fits with our mission. Indeed, a massive part of what we do is all about going into schools and building self esteem, whilst keeping prevention at the front of our minds.
“Kavita knows that a healthy body and happy body go hand in hand, and I'm sure her enthusiasm and drive will help us achieve the great things we have planned for the future”
If you think you know someone who has body image problems, or if you want help or advice, simply get in touch with the clinical team at BODY for information about the support it can provide.
You can do this by visiting www.bodycharity.co.uk or calling BODY on 01332 25 88 33
Workshops for Derby Charities
"a Fantastic Opportunity"
Launch of LocalGiving.com
Posted on: August 13th 2012
LocalGiving.com's charity workshop - hosted last week by Derby's own Secret Millionaire, Kavita Oberoi - received unanimous endorsement from the groups attending.
Rachel Hayward MD of Community Enterprise in Derby says: "This is a great opportunity for local groups to raise their profile and encourage Derby people to become involved in the great charity work that goes on in our City. We have over 850 voluntary and community groups in Derby, doing excellent work with communities in real need. Localgiving.com will help them continue to make a real difference to people's lives. I encourage everyone to get involved."
Kavita is encouraging local charities to explore LocalGiving.com: "I'm passionate about Derby and want as many local charities to benefit from Localgiving.com as possible."
To prove her point, Kavita has pledged to support a minimum of five of the charities at the workshop by setting up monthly donations for them on Localgiving.com when its regular donation facility launches in September.
The next charity workshop will be held on 6th September. Charities or groups interested in finding out more about Localgiving.com or attending a workshop should call 0300 111 2340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Launch of the Redfern Commission
Posted on: July 2nd 2012
The Bishop of Derby, the Rt Revd Dr Alastair Redfern, has launched the Redfern Commission; a selection of Derby's "most influential faces" who will be exploring the major issues facing the city, at public meetings scheduled to take place in Derby during July and September.
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Charitable Giving Urged
to Boost Community
Posted on: May 31st 2012
KAVITA OBEROI has been involved in donation and fundraising since 2008, the same year she appeared on Channel 4's Secret Millionaire, where wealthy entrepreneurs give away money to those in need.
Oberoi wants to encourage others to give, saying there is still a need for more like her to come onboard. She said a lack of BMEs involved in philanthropy exists for various reasons.
“Usually when people give, it's normally related to some sort of experience that's happened to them, and they can relate to that and they have empathy. You often find that's the rationale (behind) why people give.”
Oberoi said that trust came up as an area of concern in relation to giving to BME charities during a discussion on philanthropy within BME communities in Westminster, London.
“If there's a board and it's made up of BMEs, there's a trust issue. (Funders want to know) what's going to happen with the money, how is it all regulated and controlled,” said Oberoi. She added: “Someone was saying people would rather give to donkey sanctuaries than give to a charity which is to do with an ethnic cause.”
To better understand what stops people giving to these types of organisations, Oberoi suggests, “getting black millionaires in a room and ask why they're not giving to black charities.”
Oberoi said that an extensive action list came out the meeting, which included mentoring and training charities to better manage public relations to promote black philanthropy and stimulate giving in black communities.
At the meeting it was also suggested that to boost giving more effort needs to be made to ensure there is more diversity among decision makers and budget handlers.
Signed shirt to help Girls' Fund
reach £10m goal
Posted on: April 25th 2012
A FOOTBALL shirt signed by England's top players is to be auctioned off for charity in America by a Derby entrepreneur.
Kavita Oberoi said she hoped the shirt would "raise thousands" for the Global Girls Fund, which she chairs.
It aims to change lives of girls and young women worldwide, helping them overcome gender inequalities by equipping them with skills, knowledge and opportunities.
ITV News Business Club: Budget 2012
Posted on: March 20th 2012
Kavita joined the rest of the Business Club members to discuss the early signs of economic recovery and how they think the Budget can be used to influence business growth.
Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2012
Posted on: March 19th 2012
Kavita has been shortlisted for the Asian Women of Achievement Awards in the Entrepreneur category.
The awards were co-founded by author and entrepreneur Pinky Lilani, in 1999, to recognise the contribution made by inspiring women; each with their own story of determination, courage and resilience.
The award ceremomy will be held in London, on Wednesday May 16th.
For more details, or to book a place,
visit the AWA website
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Kavita Joins the ITV Business Club
Posted on: January 17th 2012
Kavita has been selected to join the "ITV Business Club". This comprises of pool of ten sparky, articulate business men and women from all corners of the country, from firms big and small. As a group, they will consider and represent the challenges and hopes that face businesses in the UK today.
The project was launched on ITN news on the 17th of January; introducing the characters from the panel and identifying the main issues on the Evening News and News at Ten.
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Kavita Launches Worldwide Business Support Network
Posted on: January 18th 2012
Entrepreneur Kavita Oberoi has launched a new worldwide virtual office and assistant service aimed at start-up and well established businesses that require an address and offices in locations in other cities in the UK and across the world.
Virtual Office, part of the entrepreneur's expanding business portfolio, provides businesses with an office address at some of the most prestigious addresses both in the UK and abroad. Options range from Oberoi Consulting's own building in Pride Park, Derby to the Gherkin office building in London and then, internationally, the Louis Vuitton building in Paris, the Empire State Building in New York and the Emirates Tower in Dubai.