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Bradford School of Management entrepreneur scoops Royal award for diamond business


An entrepreneur who studied at the University of Bradford School of Management has received Royal approval from HRH the Duke of York for his business enterprise.

Karan Aswani collected the Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award from Prince Andrew at an awards ceremony, organised and hosted by the University of Huddersfield.

Karan established his London-based jewellery company in December 2013 after completing an Accounting and Finance BSc at Bradford School of Management. After completing his degree Karan qualified with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

His company, Diamonds & Diamonds Ltd supplies loose, polished diamonds and finished jewellery pieces to jewellers in countries across the world, including the UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, Hong Kong, Australia and the Caribbean.

Karan says customer service is key to his success, and continually strives towards exceeding the expectations of his clients.

Karan said: “Perhaps the most significant moment of achieving this award was being able to reflect over the journey. Every decision and experience faced in the past few years educated me towards building a stronger foundation for the company to grow on.

"I’d like to thank the University of Bradford for the nomination. Meeting HRH Prince Andrew will always be a defining moment in my life."

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The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Awards were launched in 2013 to celebrate young entrepreneurs and to recognise the achievements of talented students.

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