IAB Launches Women in Business Award


The New Category is Called “Outstanding Business Woman of the Year”

The Institute of Asian Businesses (IAB) has introduced a new category for women in business to its annual awards this year.

Now in its 27th year, the event plays a major part in the IAB business agenda and nominations have now been shortlisted for the new category of Outstanding Business Woman of the Year.

Saqib Bhatti, President of the IAB, said the executive committee had decided to introduce the new category because they felt that “there are some outstanding women who work tirelessly to promote entrepreneurialism amongst women”.

He added: “They act as role models and are working hard to break down any gender-based barriers for women entering or moving ahead in the business arena.”

“This new award is an example of the Institute of Asian Businesses’ on-going commitment to identifying, promoting, supporting and celebrating those women who go the extra-mile in leading the way and showing other women that success in business is not dependent on the gender of the individual but is based on hard work, commitment and vision.”

Outstanding Business Woman of the Year (Sponsored by Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership)

Manjit Kang (Natwest Bank)

Parvy Rakar (Snob Events)

Reshma Sheikh (Octavian Security)

Outstanding Business of the Year (Sponsored by JM Security)

G10 Design & Print,


Octavian Security

Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Sponsored by SureLet Birmingham)

Sam Jones (Codevate Ltd)

Balraj Sohal (Moremicro)

Parvinder Kaur (Eternal Taal)

Outstanding Contribution to Society (Sponsored by Heart of England NHS Trust)

The Asian Today

Punch Records

Edward’s Trust

Customer Service of the Year (Sponsored by Paycare)


Hotel du Vin & Bistro Birmingham


The winners will be announced at the annual dinner which will be held at Birmingham International Convention Centre on November 29.

The joint principal sponsor for the event is The Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham, and the pre-dinner drinks reception sponsor is Birmingham Airport.


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