A Blackburn businessman has triumphed once again, adding to his list of accolades by winning at the UK’s biggest multicultural awards.

Lee Chambers, psychologist and founder of Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing, won the Health and Wellbeing Champion category at this year's Multicultural Business and Community Champion Awards (MBCC).

This year's MBCC Awards took place at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham, and the event recognised 13 individuals who have shaped the landscape of multicultural Britain.

Mr Chambers received his award in front of a 900-strong crowd and in his speech highlighted how important it was that wellbeing was for everyone, not just for the privileged few.

The judges recognised his consistency in challenging the status quo, his tireless work to bring wellbeing and inclusion together within organisations, and his standout research on the impact of allyship on mental health.

Mr Chambers said: "It was a real honour to be recognised in front of my peers. I'd never been able to make the awards previously, but I can now see what I've been missing out on.

“Rarely do we get the opportunity to celebrate multiculturalism in the UK, as the conversation is so often negative.

"I'm excited to continue to make an impact, and this award is another stepping stone on the journey to bring wellbeing that everyone can be a part of."

The latest award sits alongside a positive start to the year for Mr Chambers, who has featured as a Big Issue Top 100 Changemaker and was the winner of the Male Advocate of the Year at the Great British Businesswoman Awards.

The MBCC awards were set up in 2016 as a non-profit organization with the sole purpose of recognising people nationally.

The mission of the awards is to focus on the people who make a difference in both the business and the general community and recognise people who go out of their way to help others selflessly without wanting any praise or thanks.

Other winners this year included former athlete Linford Christie, ex-boxer Nigel Benn and singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock, formerly of Little Mix, while the judging panel contained the collective expertise and diverse backgrounds of 20 changemakers, including presenter Jay Blades, journalist Marverine Cole and heptathlete Dame Denise Lewis.