YABA winners announced

Yorkshire Asian business awards at the Cedar court hotel Bradford

The diverse and inclusive contribution of the region’s economic and business success was recently celebrated at the glittering and colourful YABA Awards Ceremony.

The YABA Gala Awards Dinner took place at  Cedar Court Bradford a week ago today.  The event was organised by the Yorkshire Asian Business Association who have spent the last five years of  connecting, supporting and promoting the Asian business and professional  community throughout Yorkshire.

The awards event featured success stories from all across the region focusing on diversity and inclusion with an emphasis on the growing role and contribution of Asian females in business.

With the Annual Awards Dinner now in its fifth 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, National Apprenticeship Service, Department of Trade and Industry, My Lahore,  Cobra beers and Ideas that Work.

The Yorkshire Asian Business Association provides a voice for businesses on a regional, national and international level no matter the size or sector. 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.

The winners of the YABA 2018 awards were:

Rishi Raichura, Yorkshire Gas and Power, Syima Aslam, Bradford Literature Festival, Bobby Patel, Bundobust, Altaf Sadique, GaneData, Suki Nater, Dabbawalla, Amir Hussain, Yeme Architects, Mo Bhana, Kahn Design.

YABA Outstanding Contribution went to Baroness Sayeeda Warsi.

“We are delighted and proud that Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, British lawyer, Politician and Member of the House of Lords, was announced as the winner of the YABA 2018 Outstanding Contribution to Yorkshire Award’, said Sharon Jandu, Director YABA.

“When asked if she was a Muslim first or British, her response was ‘I am Yorkshire before both.”

At the Gala Awards Professor Ammar Mirza CBE, Chairman of the Federation of Asian Businesses, was delighted to support the Northern Asian Power-list, which will be an annual publication of the UK’s Northern most influential business and professional people of Asian heritage.