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  • English Asian Business Awards 2013 Finalists

    The next big event celebrating the achievements of the UK’s South Asian community is ready to go. With the finalists for the English Asian Business Awards announced, the prize-giving ceremony will be held on September 30, 2013.

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    "This will be a great opportunity for young and old entrepreneurs to really promote themselves."

    The prestigious English Asian Business Awards 2013 is all set to be held at the grand Salford City Stadium in Manchester on September 30, 2013.

    Promising a night of delectable cuisine, high-clad entertainment and the celebration of extraordinary Asian achievement, the English Asian Business Awards is one not to miss.

    In its second successful year, the Awards aims to honour the success of the local and national British Asian and South Asian community, both men and women, that have built themselves up from scratch.

    English Asian Business AwardsThe evening will see some of the biggest names in the business world who have all made a remarkable impact on the Asian community across the country.

    The event is a follow on from the hugely successful Scottish equivalent, which has been running for the past 7 years.

    The evening will also celebrate the achievements of small upcoming business, young entrepreneurs and rising stars who have shown true grit and aptitude in business.

    Hosted and organised by events corporation Oceanic Consulting, Operations Director, Yasmin Mahmood says:

    “We would like to thank the public for the fantastic response we received. I would also like to congratulate all of the finalists. We have some truly inspiring individuals in all of our categories.”

    Alongside the big names in business expected to attend, the English Asian Business Awards have also made the conscious decision to provide an invaluable platform for small upcoming businesses and enterprises to promote themselves.

    English Asian Business AwardsSmall enterprises have been offered the opportunity to put forward their names. Once shortlisted, the most interesting final 3 will be given stage time on the night to promote their business. They will also be given a stall in the main reception area in order to engage industry guests.

    Business Development Manager, Fozia Ali says: “This will be a great opportunity for young and old entrepreneurs to really promote themselves and gain some additional confidence.”

    With such opportunities for new budding entrepreneurs, the English Asian Business Awards really has evolved into a significant annual event in the social calendar.

    Alongside the younger achievers, the Awards will also highlight the Businessman and Businesswoman of the Year, The Community Award, Creative Mind 2013, and Power Business of the Year.

    Here is the full list of Finalists for the English Asian Business Awards 2013:

    Young Achiever of the Year
    Abhishek Varma (Best For You in Europe)
    Suleman Sacranie (99p Shopper)
    Riz Navsarka (Mesmereyez)
    Mayah Riaz (MR3 Group)
    Priyah Lakhani (Masala Masala)

    Rising Star Award
    Anuradha Banerjee (Barclays Wealth)
    Kalyani Gandhi-Rhodes (Oxfam)
    Suki Chhokar (Irvin Mitchell)
    Umar Khan (GHD)
    Daljit Jagait (Jaguar/Land Rover)

    New Business of the Year
    The Play Studio
    Fit Britches
    Trade Next Global

    Small Business of the Year
    My Lahore
    Big Johns
    Lubna Rafiq Academy
    Castors & Wheel Direct Ltd
    Tahira Foods

    Retail Business of the Year
    Park Garage Group
    Al Murad Tiles
    Suits Me
    Sharif & Sons Superstores
    Latifs Furniture

    The Community Award
    Bradford FC
    Council of Asian People
    Fever 107.3
    MCCR (Manchester Council for Community Relations)
    Shanti Life

    Creative Mind 2013
    Shahid Sheikh (Clifton Packaging)
    Mo Chaudry (Water World)
    Samina Akhter (Samina Pure Make up)
    Muhammed Yaqoob (National Halal Food Group)
    Sipra Deb (The Play Arena Sheffield)
    Harvinder Hungin (Orbit Sound)

    Franchisee of the Year
    Farhang/Sunita Arabpour (Green Motion)
    Tariq Majid (Majid & Sons Service Stations)
    Atul Pathak (APPT Corp t/a McDonalds)

    Best Professional of the Year
    Dr Chirag Patel & Palvesh Patel (Perfect Smile)
    Sameer Karim (Douglas Wemyss Solicitors LLP)
    Ebrahim Sidat (AMS)
    Mitesh Patel (Levenes Solicitors)
    Luke Patel (Blacks Solicitors)

    Business of the Year
    Zamir Telecom
    Diamond Box
    Aagrah
    Bristol Laboratories
    Perfection Foods

    Businessman of the Year
    Tej Lalvani (Vitaboitics)
    Subaskaran Allirajah (LycaMobile)
    Daksh Gupta (Marshall Motor Group)
    Amjad Pervez (Seafresh/Adams)
    Aneel Mussarat (MCR Property)

    Businesswoman of the Year
    Farida Gibbs (Gibbs S3)
    Vanita Parti (Blink Brow Bar)
    Ahlya Fateh (Tata Naka)
    Anna Sofat (Addidi)
    Rani Jandu (Diamond Box)

    Entrepreneur of the Year
    Mahmud Kamani (Boohoo)
    Aziz Tayub (Crown Crest Group)
    Jaya Chakrabarti (Nameless Creative Digital)
    Nish Kotecha (Geo Sansar)
    Helen Dhaliwall (Red Hot Buffet)

    Power Business of the Year
    LycaMobile
    Pharmaclinix
    Tickets to India
    Southhall Travel
    Star TV

    Lifetime Achievement Award
    To be announced on the evening

    So are you keen to find out who will bag Business of the Year? The 2013 English Asian Business Awards will be a grand spectacle not to be missed. The Awards is also proud to support The Well Foundation as its official charity partner. The Well Foundation, founded in 2008, will raise money throughout the night for clean water supplies across the globe.

    Oceanic Consulting, which is responsible for ethnic promotions across the UK has organised the event. More details about the event can be found on the English Asian Business Awards website.

    Aisha an English literature graduate, is a keen editorial writer. She adores reading, theatre, and anything arts related. She is a creative soul and is always reinventing herself. Her motto is: “Life is too short, so eat dessert first!”

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