HGF Vision

Our vision is to make a huge and lasting difference in the quality of life of those less fortunate, both in the UK and abroad, through the provision of financial and human resources. We raise and distribute money to our partner organisations and causes which are in line with our charity focus.

HGF History

The foundation has been created in memory of the father and grandfather of members of the founding team. Hemraj Goyal arrived in the UK from India forty years ago with the vision of a better life for his family. This vision, as well as his hard work and determination, has inspired not only his children but his grandchildren, friends and extended family to have boundless ambition. The growth of the foundation has led to HGF being an established and recognised charity in the public field.

Avnish Goyal
Avnish GoyalFounding Trustee

Avnish Goyal qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in 1991 after graduating from Newcastle University with an Honours degree in Accounting and Finance. He is the Chair of industry-leading care provider, Hallmark Care Homes which he founded with his brothers in 1997. Over the last 23 years the company has won numerous awards for delivering outstanding care as well as national awards for building some of the best care homes in the country. In 2010 Avnish set up the Hemraj Goyal Foundation in memory of his late father, supporting charities on issues such as trafficking, menstrual dignity, empowerment of women and education of children from disadvantaged backgrounds both in the UK and abroad.

He is proud to be the Chair of Care England, the largest trade association for the care sector and the founding Trustee and now Patron of The Care Workers’ Charity as well as an Ambassador of the Alzheimer’s Society. He is also currently writing his first book on his life lessons for success and happiness.

Anita Goyal
Anita Goyal Chief Executive Officer
Anita Goyal is the CEO and trustee of The Hemraj Goyal Foundation and the Hallmark Care homes foundation. She is Patron of Binti International and the Care Workers Charity as well as an Ambassador of the Alzheimer’s Society. She is an award-winning philanthropist, community champion and author of Voices from Punjab. Anita completed a BSc in Biomedical Materials Science & Engineering at Queen Mary College, London. Anita’s passion for teaching led her to become a Science teacher, advancing to Head of Science and then progressing to Assistant Head Teacher of Inclusion. Anita has completed her MA in Special and Inclusive Education at the Institute of Education and UCL. She is the Co-founder of Ultimate You where she designs and speaks about educational seminars on leadership, business, life and relationships with her husband- Avnish Goyal (an award-winning entrepreneur). She is passionate about making a difference and believes in doing everything with passion and purpose.
Vidya Goyal
Vidya GoyalTrustee
Vidya Goyal qualified from East Ham College in 1976 with a diploma in Electrics and Electronics. He led on opening the family’s first newsagent shop. He is an entrepreneur and has been at the forefront in creating a chain of newsagents in the 80’s where he expanded the family business.

He is Founder of Metro Properties which was established in 1977 – an award-winning company in the property sector. Vidya is a shareholder with his brothers in Hallmark Care Homes, established in 1997. He is a Trustee of the Hemraj Goyal Foundation and the Hallmark Care Homes Foundation