York­shire’s Asian busi­ness com­mu­nity cel­e­brated at awards cer­e­mony

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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.

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