Birmingham-based barrister Tariq Sadiq won the Professional Award at the annual GG2 Leadership Awards.

The award recognised him for his significant accomplishments in the legal industry.

The awards also commended teenage activist Malala Yousafzai who tops the 101 most influential Asians in the UK because of her work in raising awareness for female empowerment.

The top ten of the Power List alone sees some distinguished names across different sectors including media and entertainment, politics and business.

Last year’s number one, Labour MP Keith Vaz moved down from the leading spot in favour of Malala Yousafzai, and now comes in at number two.

Kalpesh Solanki, Group Managing Editor of the AMG Power List, said: “It’s fantastic to see so much ethnic success in Britain.

“There are a lot of strong, influential and powerful people whose hard work goes unrecognised.