Bhubaneswar: Adding another feather to his cap, London-based Odia tech entrepreneur Arun Kar has bagged the ‘Global Indian of the Year Award 2020-21’ instituted by international magazine – ASIA ONE and United Research Services(URS).
The award was given to Arun Kar for his contribution in setting up London-based multi-national digital innovation company ‘Xpertnest’.
When the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued guidelines to maintain social distance in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, Arun Kar’s Xpertnest developed Beach Check UK App, a national app along with the UK Government. The app helps beachgoers to main social distance by showing them real time information on the beaches.
Also, Arun Kar’s company is working with the UK Law Enforcement agencies to develop innovative technology solutions to combat crime.
Reportedly, Kar’s Nest Group of Companies which owns Xpertnest has a workforce of over 100 people in Britain, Europe, the Middle East and India.
Kar is a military veteran and had served the Indian Army for seven years.
Along with Chintan Panara and Pradip Butani, Arun set up the Nest Group of Companies is having five subsidiaries.
Kar’s company also bagged the Most Impactful Company of the Year 2021 award of the DotCom magazine, the Company of the Year for Smart City Solutions award in the CIO Review in 2019 and the finalist at the UK’s National SME Awards 2020 – Business Innovation Category.
He was honoured, in 2019, with the Young Entrepreneur Award for his contributions to the Odia society in London.