Dr Qudrat Amir was forced to flee his native Afghanistan in 1989, leaving behind the home and medical career that he loved. After years of struggle, he has reinvented himself as a car trader on the outskirts of London.
Shobha Tailor came to this country from Uganda in 1968 to follow her husband-to- be who had gone on ahead to take up a job in Luton. They married, had two children and Shobha settled into the life of a traditional Asian wife. When the marriage broke-down and she found herself a single mother close to the bread line in a new country, Shobha decided to use her cooking skills to bring in some extra cash. What started as a few samosas for a local delicatessen has become a flourishing business distributing frozen Indian food across the country.
Nik Berisha arrived in London in 1995, a destitute Kosovan asylum seeker with three words of English. Now he is the owner of a growing travel business with plans to expand and expand.
Chris Shokoya-Eleshin's Liverpool-based construction company is considered a model of multi-ethnic enterprise.
Nikki Santichatsak came to the UK from Thailand determined to make a success of her new life. The journey has taken her from timid market trader to restaurant-chain tycoon, with many challenges along the way.