English Asian Business Awards 2014

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Winners Announced

Winners of the third annual English Asian Business Awards presented by Lloyds Banking Group were revealed on Monday 29 September at a glittering ceremony in Manchester.

 

The evening was one of recognition, celebrating the great success and business achievements of entrepreneurs from the Asian business community based throughout England. Accolades included Business of the Year, Online Business of the Year and Young Achiever of the Year, amongst many others.

 

There were sixteen awards presented on the evening with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award won by to husband and wife team, Dr Sanjay and Dr Shikha Patalia, while TV personality and advertising/tech guru, Tasnim Lucia Khan took home the Entrepreneur of the Year award.

 

With over 300 attendees, including golden glove champion and actor Joe Egan, Author Fiaz Rafiq and DJ Noreen Khan, the black tie event was hosted by Miss United Kingdom Supranational, Rachelle Perez along with businessman and chef director at Mushtaq’s Restaurant, Ajmal Mushtaq.

 

“It was a fantastic evening and a great pleasure to be amongst some truly inspiring individuals. Congratulations to all the winners are finalist and we thank all the attendees and partners for the continuing support to grow the event year on year” commented Operations Director of event organisers, Yasmin Mahmood.

 

Martyn Kendrick, area director for SME Banking in the North West, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, said: “Having met with the talented professionals at the English Asian Business Awards last night, I was impressed by both the variety and quality of businesses in the competition.

 

 “I’d like to offer my congratulations to this year’s winners, who have shown that with a clear and concise business idea and determination it is possible to build a successful company in any sector or marketplace.”

 

The Awards also helped raise over xxx for the official charity partner, The Well Foundation, who aim to raise money to build wells, install hand pumps and establish health and sanitation programs to provide accessible clean water to the stricken regions of the world.

 

And the winners are:

 

Young Achiever of the Year goes to Rishi Chowdhury (IncuBus Ventures, Twickenham)

 

Rising Star Award goes to Dr Farah Ahmed (Boots WebMD)

 

The Community Award goes to Saheli (Manchester)

Convenience Retailer of the Year goes to Nisa Local/Ruprai Food & Wine (Birmingham)

 

Retail Business of the Year goes to Ambala Foods (Hertfordshire)

Online Business of the Year goes to Little Putar

 

Best Professional of the Year goes to Dr. Esmail Harunani (Dentistry For You, London)

 

New Business of the Year goes to LOBO Meat & Poultry (London)

 

Small Business of the Year goes to Archie’s Burgers & Shakes (Manchester)

 

Family Run Business goes to Secret Sales (London)

 

Businessman of the Year goes to Aneel Mussarat (MCR Properties, Manchester)

 

Businesswoman of the Year goes to Kala Patel (Kiddycare Nurseries, Leicester)

 

Business of the Year goes to KQF (Blackburn)

 

Power Business of the Year went to Natco Foods (Buckingham)         

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