“This is the first year in which we have held this event but the response which we have received has been fantastic” said Yasmin Mahmood, of event organisers Oceanic Consulting. “We have received some really inspiring nominations from all over the country. This event is a celebration of the business achievements of England’s Asian communities and with the calibre of nominees we have received it is sure to be a great night.”
The award ceremony itself will take place at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel on the 6th of March and will recognise a wide range of categories.
The categories are:
Young Achiever of the Year: This award recognises an entrepreneur who has achieved great business success at a young age.
Small Business of the Year: This award recognises those businesses that have continued to grow in strength, while remaining a small enterprise.
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.
Franchisee of the Year: This award recognises those individuals among us who have successfully expanded a franchise by taking an established name and adding their own unique twist.
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.
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.
Businessman of the Year: This award recognises a businessman whose actions and accomplishments are an inspiration to us all.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Recognises an extremely dedicated individual who has experienced the highs and lows of business – emerging at the top of their game and furthermore, has positively contributed to their community.
Entrepreneur of the Year: This award brings to light the incredible achievements of an individual whose entrepreneurial spirit, ability to think out of the box, and drive, has propelled them to success.
For information on how to nominate please go to http://www.theasianbusinessawards.info/england/entry.html