British Indian Business Forum | BIBF

THE BIBF is celebrating its ninth

1 March 2019

The British Indian Business Forum would be delighted to have your company to share an evening celebrating the achievement and success of entrepreneurs and businesses in the Midlands.

This year we are privileged to have His Honour Michael Stokes, QC, DL aka “Dirty Harry” as our keynote speaker who has held senior positions within the legal field over a long and successful career. He will be giving a speech on the evening along with our usual entertainment activities and 3 course dinner.

Order of events


Canapés and Drinks Reception


Dinner (3 Course Indian Meal)


Guest Speaker – His Honour Michael Stokes, QC, DL





Event Details

Date & time

1st March 2019, 6.45pm – 12.00am


Goosedale,Goosedale Lane, Papplewick, Nottingham, NG6 8UJ
(Use NG6 8UN for satellite navigation)

Dress code

Black Tie

Michael Stokes

His Honour Michael Stokes, QC, DL lives in North Leicestershire (just over the county boundary).

Formerly Resident Judge at Nottingham Crown Court and Recorder of Nottingham, he built a formidable reputation as a no-nonsense judge, described once by The Telegraph newspaper, as the Dirty Harry judge who made their day. During the trial of a defendant accused of murder and who refused out of fear to attend his hearing Judge Stokes railed:

“We live in a world where his human rights are such that nobody will force him to come to court. No one thinks about the human rights of the victim or the victim’s family. To quote Harry Callahan in Dirty Harry: ‘I’m all broken up about his human rights.’”

He is Honorary Professor of Law at Nottingham Trent University and formerly governor of two Nottingham Schools and presently a governor of Ratcliffe College.Judge Stokes continues to have an interest in education and mental health issues and still sits as a Deputy Judge of the Upper Tribunal (Mental Health Tribunals).

In retirement, he is writing a trilogy of crime novels (number three should be finished by March 2019). He is married to Alison and they have two grown up children.

To book your table at the BIBF Annual Dinner 2019, please complete the form below and return your payment to confirm your tickets.

Book your ticket

If you would like to attend the BIBF Annual Dinner 2019, please complete the form below or alternatively, download a booking form here and return it to Tej Bason at

For any other queries please contact the BIBF secretary, Thalej Vasishta at

Please could you make payment via one of the options below:

Make cheques payable to ‘BIBF’ and post to Tej Basson, BIBF Treasurer, 2 Hall Gardens, Bramcote, Nottingham, NG9 3LR. with your company name clearly referenced.

Please contact Tej Basson directly for banking information by emailing