Nirmal Chhabria

Nirmal is company founder of Niva International UK Ltd. Founded in 2005 Niva International UK Ltd started trading solely from an office in Cardiff and has created a very profitable business exporting high quality ferrous and non-ferrous waste metal to China, India and parts of Southern Asia.

Niva International UK Ltd has grown rapidly since its inception in 2005 and has achieved a 200% growth rate each year since it began trading.

Since starting Niva International UK Ltd, Nirmal has gone on to achieve further success with other ventures under the umbrella heading of the Niva Group of companies. One of his most successful ventures has been Niva Global Services.

Professional Speaking

Nirmal has also established himself as a professional speaker and provides guest lectures at Universities and corporate events in both the UK and India on key management topics such as entrepreneurship, innovation and business networking.

Like many successful entrepreneurs Nirmal's road to success has come with its fair share of trials and tribulations. He has faced many obstacles along the way and has needed to display exceptional drive and determination in order to overcome them. His journey has inspired him to share with others his first-hand experience of what it takes to succeed in business. Drawing on his experience of developing and running fast-growth businesses, Nirmal combines subject matter expertise and industry knowledge to create innovation and high impact learning.

As a professional speaker, Nirmal is known for his business-focussed approach, inspiring and engaging audiences with relevant and practical advice that can be applied immediately to increase personal effectiveness.

Nirmal also works with a select number of fast-growth businesses, acting as mentor and advising the board.



Named Entrepreneur of the Year by Jai Hind College, Mumbai, India.


Chosen by London publication, Growing Business Magazine as one of the 'Top 30 entrepreneurs in Britain', in the Young Guns 2009 competition.

Appointed as a Board of Director for Business In Focus, Cardiff, UK.

Appointed as a council member for the South Wales Chamber of Commerce.

Niva International UK Ltd was the runner up winner for the Welsh Eco Business of the Year Award by the South Wales Business Awards.


Named Young Business Achiever of the Year at the Western Mail Business in Wales Awards.

Runner up for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, by the South Wales Chamber of Commerce.

Appointed as one of the chief member's of the advisory panel for the National Institute of Entrepreneurship in India


Niva International UK Ltd was the runner up winner for the Western Mail & Echo 'Welsh Innovative Company of the Year 2007' award.

Appointed a member of the International Advisory Board at Cardiff Business School, providing advice on key issues relating to strategy and growth.