THE man behind an app which helps deliver NHS prescriptions to your front door us a finalist in the 18th annual Asian Achiever Awards (Entrepreneur of the Year category).

Sai Lakshmi, from Uxbridge, is co-founder and CEO of Echo, a British start-up that allows people to order repeat prescriptions from the NHS via their smartphone.

Lakshmi said: “There’s a huge opportunity to use mobile technology to nudge people towards better health.”

Echo can now be used to renew prescriptions via 90% of GP surgeries in England.

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Lakshmi is one of 32 finalists in the awards, which celebrate the outstanding achievements of the Asian community and will take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London on September 14.

EALING-based author, film producer and philanthropist Saurav Dutt is also a finalist in the Arts, Media and Culture category.

His novel, The Butterfly Room, which explored domestic violence and abuse towards women in Asian cultures was made a Notable Book of the Year in both The Los Angeles Times and The Indian Express.

He regularly donates proceeds of his book sales to charities supporting the issues he covers in his books.