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Each entry will be relevant to the designated categories. These categories highlight the different achievements that can be made within the business world.


Finalists 2016


Young Achiever of the Year
This award recognises an entrepreneur who has achieved business success at a young age. Through determination and grit they have demonstrated that age is not a barrier to business success. Open to anyone under the age of 30.
 The finalists are:
Faisal Hussain (Shimla Spice, Bradford)
Abdul Khan (Pass the Popcorn, Coventry)
Sana & Jamal Ishfaq (Ishico Lighting, Bradford/London)
Ravi Kathuria (Talash Hotel, Coventry)
Sallyha Din (Sallyha Din, London)
Yasmin Karimi (Yasmin Karimi, London)
Shezad Nawab (Sfhere, Solihull)
Davinder Rana (TSG, Birmingham)
Risha Jindal (Digimeal Co, Watford)
Arminder Singh Dhillon (The Boot Buddy Ltd, London)


Rising Star Award
This award recognises a dedicated individual who works within a business and has strived to maximise opportunities and has strategically helped the business move forward and gain competitive advantage.

The finalists are:

Balasingham Rajshankar (Lycamobile, London)
Karishma Navsaria (JP Morgan, London)
Nadim Ahmad (Capita Plc, London)
Salma Khan (C & D Foods, Manchester)
Riana Azam (Santander, Leeds)
Ruchir Gupta (Bla Bla Car, London)
Saad Awan (British Asian Trust, London)
Sheila Nakra (Brit Asia TV, Birmingham/Coventry)
Sufia Parkar (McCann Central, Birmingham)
Srini Kovvuri (Morgan Stanley, London)

New Business of the Year
This award is for a business which has been successfully operating for approximately 24 months and was set up despite the negativity that exists in the current climate.

The finalists are:

Baker Reign Solicitors (Bradford)
Worldco Foods (Birmingham)
Go Biz It Ltd (Bradford)
Drake & Case (London)
Saleha Bagas (Bolton)
The Services Group Birmingham (Birmingham)
Iyna (Bradford)


Small Business of the Year
This award recognises a non retail business that continues to grow, while remaining true to its small enterprise role. Open to businesses with less than 10 employees.

The finalists are:

New Street Taxis (Burton on Trent)
Body Care Brand (Coventry)
Pak Butchers (Bristol)
Sunde Technologies (Manchester)
Nazila Loves Glamour (London)
Quality Bites (Walsall)
Meat & Shake (London)
Addictive Beauty Studio (Bolton)
Here & Now 365 (London)
Spark Academy (Leicester)

Retail Business of the Year
This award recognises a successful retailer who has managed to sustain a business within the retail sector. This may involve one store or multiple stores. This category is open to everyone across the retail sector.

The finalists are:

Nafees Bakers Ltd (Bradford)
Talk Direct Leeds (Leeds)
Mullaco (West Yorkshire)
Janan (Bradford)
Manchester Super Stores (Manchester)
Al-Murad DIY Ltd (Leeds)
Tariq Halal Meats (London)
Ambala (Welwyn Garden City)
Pak Foods (Derby)
Damini’s Sarees Ltd (London)

The Community Award
The Community Award recognises that success cannot be measured in monetary terms alone. Positively impacting lives and making a tangible difference is in itself is a vast accomplishment. Those achievements which leave a legacy of positive change to carry forward into the future should therefore be held in the highest esteem.

The finalists are:

Mohammed Zafran (All & Youth Community, Birmingham)
Brawlers Foundation/Brawlers Boxing (London)
Alchemy Arts Ltd (Manchester)
The British Carnatic Youth Choir (Birmingham)
Guru Nanak Nam Ladies (Birmingham)

Convenience Retailer of the Year
This award recognises the very best in convenience retailing.  This may involve one store or multiple stores.
 The finalists are:
Malcolm Stores Ltd (Coventry)
Costcutter Campbell Street (Bolton)
Nisa Local High Health (Walsall)
Premier Bierley Superstore & Post Office (Bradford)
Singh’s Premier (Sheffield)
One Stop Acocks Green (Birmingham)
Londis Lane End (High Wycombe)
Spar Wigston (Leicester)
Kwik Save (Bolton)
Londis Broakoak (Ashton-under-Lyne)


Online Business of the Year
The category rewards and recognises an online business, which the majority of day-to-day activity and business success is conducted through an online channel. This could be a new business that trades online or one that’s recently moved online and is now seeing success as a result.

The finalists are:

Raishma Online (London)
Powerdirect.co.uk (Leeds)
EMOH.com (London)
Brightlet.com (Birmingham)
The-chocolatier.co.uk (Bedfordshire)
Mybeautymatches.com (London)
Entouraaj (London)

Outstanding Business of the Year
This category recognises businesses who have achieved more awareness and success in a shorter period of time.

The finalists are:

Smart Vehicle Options (Bradford)
Chak 89 (Mitcham)
DBS Law (Birmingham)
Haji Baba Halal Meats (Hounslow)
Regal Foods (Bradford)
Kaspas (London)
Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd (Loughborough)

Best Professional in Business
The best professional business rewards an individual from the professional sector who has successfully created and executed a business successfully, making the transition into the Business World. This includes dentists, opticians, accountancy practices and veterinarian.
 The finalists are:
Narish Ahmed (The Dentists of Didsbury, Didsbury)
Shazda Ahmed (Monarch Solicitors, Manchester)
Ranjit Uppal (Switalskis Solicitors, Halifax)
Sarosh Zaiwalla (Zaiwalla & Co Solicitors, London)
Imran Khan (LHS Solicitors, Manchester)
Sameera Ali (ASR Legal Solicitors, Birmingham)
Khalid Sofi (Johns & Saggar, London)
Anjon Malik (Gordons LLP, Leeds)
Nabeel Sheikh (Neumans LLP, London)
Naila Akhter (Platt Halpern, Oldham)

Family Run Business
This category recognises the success and strength of a family run business due to the loyalty and dedication of the family members.

The finalists are:
Gafoor Pure Halal (Preston)
Lancashire Farm Dairies (Rochdale)
Secretsales.com (London)
Medina Dairy Ltd (Windsor)
Express Cuisine (Bolton)
NK Computer Services Ltd (London)
Archie’s (Manchester)
Asiana (Nottingham)
CK Foods (Hull)
Northern Cam Co Ltd (Leeds)

Business of the Year
This award recognises the enterprise that has come on leaps and bounds over the last year and thus unequivocally dominated its corner of the market.

The finalists are:

Kashmir Crown Bakeries (Bradford)
Sira Group (South Hampton)
Per Scent (Manchester)
Nijjar Dairies London (London)
Surya World Food (Essex)
Chunky Chicken (Rochdale)
Curzon PR (London)
Star Tissue (Blackburn)
Shazan Foods Ltd (Preston)
Karali Group (Ealing)


Businessman of the Year
This award recognises a businessman whose actions and accomplishments are an inspiration to us all.
 The finalists are:
Afzal Kahn (Kahn Design, London/Bradford)
Asif Majid (Yu Spaces, London)
Dr Tariq Abbasi (Wester Capital Group, London)
Paul Bassi (Real Estate Investors, Birmingham)
Sandy Chadha (Supreme Imports, Manchester)
Shabir Randeree (DCD London & Mutual, London)
Tariq & Kashif Usmani (Henley Homes, London)
Azhar Hussain (Hanhaa, London)
Dharmash Mistry (Blow Ltd, London)
Raj Chatha (European Food Brokers, Walsall)


Businesswoman of the Year
This award recognises an exceptional individual who is not only an ambassador for women and ethnic minorities but an inspiration to all in the business world.

The finalists are:

Kavita Oberoi (Oberoi Consulting, Derby)
Mandeep Nandra (Media Mix Group, London)
Mona Vora (Mona Vora, Hertfordshire)
Henna Riaz (360 Audit, Manchester)
Reena Patel (Carpe Diem Escapes, London)
Shareen Zaman (The Virtual Entrepreneur, Leeds)
Shelina Jan Mohammed (Ogilvy Noor, London)
Mani Kohli (Khubsoorat Collection, London)
Harvinder Atwal (BKSB, Mansfield)
Meeta Sahni (The Maine Group, London)

Entrepreneur of the Year
This award brings to light the incredible achievements of an individual whose entrepreneurial spirit, and drive, has propelled them to success. This person will also lead and set examples to others and show that boundaries must be pushed at all times to achieve success regardless of the hurdles.

The finalists are:

Aamar Aslam (Funding Invoice, London)
Tahmina Farhang (Kookcha Ltd, London)
Maz Ali (Little Dessert Shop, Wolverhampton)
Ayesha Zia (Ayesha Ziya Fragrances, Leicester)
Dhanny Joshi (Big Deal Films, London)
Jamil Khalil (Wakelet, Manchester)
Nelson Sivlingham (Wonderush, London)
Nasar Hussain (ITC, Bradford)
Pranay Paw (Prima Healthcare Ltd, Sutton)
Adeem Younis (Single Muslim, Wakefield)

Power Business of the Year
This Award recognises the huge contribution made to the economy by a business which has gained success nationally and globally.
 The finalists are:
Accrol (Blackburn)
Lyca Mobile (London)
Sheikh Holdings (London)
Well Pharmacy (London)
Eurogarages (Blackburn)
Natco Foods Ltd (Buckingham)
Vitabiotics Ltd (London)

Overseas Business of the Year
This category recognises businesses that have invested in the UK from the South Asian continents and have developed brands which are instantly recognisable by the Asian markets.

The finalists are:

Dabur International (London)
Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (London)
Colours UK (London)
Habib Bank Zurich (London)
Zee TV (Harrow)
Bank of Baroda (London)
Icici Bank (London)
Shahnaz Husain Beauty Products (Wembley)

International Business of the Year
This award recognised Asian owned UK businesses and brands which has thrived overseas.

The finalists are:

East End Foods (Birmingham)
Southall Travel (London)
VeeTee Group (Rochester)
Gamucci (London)
C E Security (Nottingham)
Perfection Foods (Walsall)
Pharamaclinix (London)
Rational FX (London)
Shana Foods Ltd (London)

Wholesaler of the Year
This category rewards a wholesale business which provides the best in goods and deals to many retailers across the market. They have moved away from traditional owned businesses and thrive in their field.

The finalists are:

Khanjra International Foods (Blackburn)
HT Drinks (London)
LWC Drinks Ltd (Manchester)
Seamark (Manchester)
ABRA Wholesale (London)
Adams Cash & Carry (Peterborough)
Millennium Group (Barking)
Haji Cash & Carry (Rochdale)
TB Cash & Carry (Leeds)
Ahmed Bros Cash & Carry (Manchester)



You can post your entries to:
The English Asian Business Awards
Oceanic Studios
Polar House
20 Darnley Street
G41 2SE

Or email your entry to: nominations@theasianbusinessawards.info

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