Yorkshire’s Asian business community celebrated at awards ceremony
THE ACHIEVEMENTS of Yorkshire’s Asian business community were celebrated at a glittering awards ceremony.
Urfan Ghulfam, from ice cream business Queen Kulfi, was named emerging entrepreneur of the year at the Yorkshire Asian Business Association (YABA) awards. Janaid Yaqoob, from The Car Empire, scooped up the retail business of the year award.
Amarjit Singh, chairman of the Yorkshire Asian Business Association, said: “It was a privilege to host our fourth annual celebration of Yorkshire’s Asian businesses at this very special evening in Bradford.
“YABA’s role is to encourage Asian businesses to grow and be part of the wider business community, and these awards are a sign of that.
“A huge congratulations to all the nominees and award winners.”
Razia Jogi of Switalksis solicitors, along with Loz Wilson, from North Huddersfield Trust School, was named professional of the year.
Ravi Sharma, from Pet Brands, took home the gong for international business of the year
The awards ceremony took place at the Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford last week. The awards were hosted by DJ Tommy Sandhu.
YABA has been championing regional Asian businesses since 2014. According to research published by the CBI, The British Asian community generates around 10 per cent of the country’s GDP despite making up only six per cent of the population.