The Yorkshire Asian Business Association (YABA) has announced the shortlist for the YABA Annual Awards Dinner 2017, which this year has drawn the highest number of entries ever received. The judges will be discussing the short list September 15th to decide the winners….reports Asian Lite News
“With the Annual Awards Dinner now in its fourth year the event has grown to become one of the most prestigious celebrations in the Asian business calendar. The success of the event is down to the YABA Partners: DLA Piper, Leeds Beckett University, Asian Lite, BQ Magazine, ICO Entertainment, My Lahore, Elegance Event Management, Bradford Cedar Court, Cobra beers, Ideas that Work and many more are joining the team to make the event a huge success,” said Amarjit Singh Chairman YABA.
The Yorkshire Asian Business Association provides a voice for businesses on a regional, national and international level no matter what size or sector your business. Asian businesses are as diverse as the population of the UK, spanning manufacturing and professional services, retail, entertainment and fashion, hospitality industries, telecommunications and more, and YABA come together each year to celebrate emerging and evolving businesses in the region.
Juliette Healey from Bank of England said: “The judges were faced with some difficult decisions last year, there are very close categories. This year we have been so excited by the amount of applications we have received, each with fantastic success in their field. We’re looking forward to announcing the winners at the Awards Dinner”. Other judges included Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Lesley Batchelor from Institute of Export and Tommy Nagra from BBC Television, Noor Ali from Morrisons plc, Allison Page DLA Piper, Amarjit Singh Chairman of YABA, Phillip Turnbull CEO Association of International Accountants.
The shortlisted applicants have been invited to the Awards Dinner where the winners will be announced on 28th September at the Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford. Special awards for Outstanding Contribution to Yorkshire are sponsored YABA & Microsoft Partner TechATP, will be announced on the evening.
|Victoria Boldison||Bolst Global Ltd|
|Junaid Jamshed||Junaid Jamshed by Janan|
|BKP Solicitors||BKP Solicitors|
|Arjan Singh||Elegance Weddings|
|Dally Purewal||Ideas That Work|
|Urfan Ghulfam||Queen Kulfi – Ice Pan|
|Retail Business of the Year|
|Jagdish Bhullar||JJ Embroidery|
|Sabir Khader||Bombay Stores|
|SME Business of The Year|
|Janaid Yaqoob||The Car Empire|
|Arun Singh||Apna Khana|
|Adeem Younis||Penny Appeal|
|Asif Khan||Riverdale Insurance|
|Professional of the Year|
|Haroon Ahmed||KPMG/ Muslim Engagement and Development|
|Balaal Khan||BKP Solicitors|
|Rehan Ahmed||Kinglands BR|
|Andrew Simpson||Yorkshire Bank|
|International Business of the Year|
|Michael Atkins||Ackworth School|
|Jaspal Singh Nijjar||Euro Direct International Ltd|
|Chris Black||Sound Leisure|
|Ravi Sharma||Pet Brands|
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