Lawyer Jay curries favour with Bollywood guests

16th November 2015

Award-winning city lawyer Jay Bhayani found a Bollywood way to celebrate her company's first anniversary.

She threw an Indian ball to give 300 guests from South Yorkshire's business community a taste of celebrations for Diwali, the five-day festival of lights. Bhayani HR and Employment Law hosted a cultural feast of Asian food, music and dance, raising £4,000 for Sheffield-based national epilepsy charity Fable in the process. Guests had warmed to the theme, sporting lavish Asian dress for the event at Attercliffe banqueting suite the Arooj. -The room looked like a Bollywood film set. I was so touched that people had made such a brilliant effort, dressing to the nines to help me celebrate, said Jay, a former winner in the Yorkshire Lawyer Awards and the Asian Business Development Network Awards, whose specialist firm at Sheffield Business Park has created seven jobs. Jay's partner, beer champion Alex Barlow of All Beer, created an ale flavoured with cumin and cardamon especially for the evening. The brew was named Saathi, which means companion in Hindi. Said Sandra Howard, founder of Fable: -This was the first time anyone had staged an event especially for us. We were so touched, and The money raised will help to support our freephone advice line, information and advice centre for families living with epilepsy. Image: LtoR: Jay Bhayani, director of Bhayani HR & Employment Law, Sarah Osborne-Green, Fable operations manager, Sandra Howard, Fable founder trustee and Alex Barlow, All Beer

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