The president of a deaf charity which supports people across the borough has been nominated for an international award.

Asif Iqbal MBE, president of Harrow Asian Deaf Club, has been nominated for the European Diversity Award 2013 in the category of Inspirational Role Model of the Year.

The awards were launched in 2010 and celebrate the work of leaders in the corporate world, charities and the campaign sector.

Mr Iqbal said: "After the initial shock, I’m delighted to be named as a shortlist for the Inspirational Role Model of the year for the European Diversity Award.

“The competition is fierce with people from different background and credentials are shortlisted.

"It is very important to reach out to our future generation, sharing our experiences and achievements and inspire them that if we can do it, they can do it too.”

Harrow Asian Deaf club supports people in the borough with hearing conditions and also offers help to young people with their education, from school to university.

Mr Iqbal, who was born deaf, has been working with the Harrow Asian Deaf Club since 2009, and will find out if he has won at an award ceremony in central London later this month.