YABA Announces Award Finalists!

YABA AWARDS EVENT: Yorkshire Asian Business Association (YABA) Lauds successful Asian Businesses and their allies

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

YABA AWARDS EVENT: Yorkshire Asian Business Association (YABA) Lauds successful Asian Businesses and their allies

“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.

YABA AWARDS EVENT: Yorkshire Asian Business Association (YABA) Lauds successful Asian Businesses and their allies

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.


Emerging Entrepreneur
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
Asif Khan Janan
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
Razia Jogi Switalskis
Loz Wilson NHTS
Andrew Simpson Yorkshire Bank
Preea Bhullar Ramsdens
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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YABA AWARDS: Yorkshire honours Asian talents