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Finalists revealed for Birmingham Asian business awards

The shortlist has been announced for this year’s Asian Business Chamber of Commerce annual dinner and award, taking place on November 17.

This year’s event will take place at the International Convention Centre. The event has also adopted the Anzal Begum Foundation as its chosen charity. 

The entries were judged by Joel Blake, founder and managing director of CultiV8 Solutions, Qasim Majid, president of the ABCC, Anita Bhalla, chair of performances Birmingham at Town Hall and Symphony Hall and Suzanne Virdee, presenter and journalist at ITV news. This year’s award nominations increased by 36 per cent from last year.

ABCC president Qasim Majid said: “The range of businesses and individuals that applied for this year’s awards was phenomenal, and truly demonstrated the business talent we have in this region.

“With that, it was incredibly difficult for the other judges and I to determine the shortlist. I would like to thank everyone that entered into the awards, and showed off their hard-working businesses and work they are doing in the region.”

Mandy Canny, group membership director and chair of the judging panel, said: “The judges were overwhelmed with the quality and amount of entries for these awards, which only further highlights the vibrancy and diversity of the businesses in the region.”

Those shortlisted for the awards are:

Outstanding Business Woman of the Year

Sponsored by Aston University

Baljit Kaur - Innate Consultancy

Dee Kundi - VWV

Rosie Ginday - Miss Macaroon

Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion Award

Sponsored by South and City College Birmingham

Chinese Community Centre – Birmingham (CCC-B)

Mazars

Sport Birmingham

Outstanding Hospitality & Events Services Award

Sponsored by Scholars School System

Delicious PR

IET Birmingham: Austin Court

Indico

Unique Venues Birmingham

Outstanding SME Business of the Year Award

Sponsored by Mazars

BCRS Business Loans

Sandhills Limited

United Carpets Stetchford

Outstanding Start-up Business of the Year Award

ANZ Training trading name of Matrix Solutions International Ltd

Germz

The HR Dept – Birmingham NE & SW

Trésor Beauty & Training Academy Ltd

Outstanding Use of Digital Technology and Innovation

Enlighten

Rational FX

Plugstreet

Outstanding Contribution to Society in Business

Gro Organic

ISA Support Services

Outstanding Charity of the Year

Acorns Children’s Hospice

DKMS UK

Little Heart Matters

Overall Business of the Year

This will be chosen from the winners of other categories.

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