Shortlist for Asian Business Chamber awards revealed

21 October 2019

The shortlist has been announced for this year’s Asian Business Chamber of Commerce annual dinner and awards, which takes place at the National Motorcycle Museum on 7 December.

The black-tie event will be hosted by award winning actress Nina Wadia, who has starred in ‘EastEnders’ and ‘Still Open All Hours’ during a career which has spanned 25 years.

In 2013, she won an ‘Outstanding Achievement in Television’ award.

This year’s shortlist is:

Outstanding Business Woman of the Year

Anna Spencer-Gray - RSM

Farah Saddique - SF Chartered Certified Accountants

Fiona Allen - Birmingham Hippodrome

Sam Watts - Selfridges Birmingham

Sally Walder - Amplify (NEC Group)

Outstanding Charity of the Year (sponsored by Millennium Point)

Birmingham Children's Hospital Charity

Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer (LFBC)

Muslim Aid

Rape and Sexual Violence Project (RSVP)

Sense TouchBase Pears Centre


Outstanding Contribution to Society

Innovating Minds CIC

Toa Taxis (Radio Systems ) Ltd

Younis Bhatti & Co. Ltd

Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion Business of the Year (sponsored by South & City College Birmingham)

Birmingham Hippodrome

Diverse Minds UK Ltd

Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

West Midlands Combined Authority, Leadership Commission

Word 360

Outstanding Family Business of the Year


Doorfit Products Ltd

Ian Hazel Funerals

The Barn At Berryfields

Zeckro LLP trading as “My Web Pal”

Outstanding Start-up Business of the Year

Double Parked

Midland Health

Perez Consulting Limited

Vincent BMR Limited

Outstanding SME Business of the Year (sponsored by Elavon Merchant Services)

Falcon Insurance


Love Your Postcode

SF Chartered Certified Accountants

United Carpets

Outstanding Venue of the Year

Hotel du Vin Birmingham


Millennium Point

The H Suite/ Centennial Centre Trading Ltd

Unique Venues Birmingham

Chairing the judging panel was Mandy Canny, head of group membership at the Chamber, who said: "Our judges had a difficult job due to the diverse range of applications and businesses which are helping the region's economy to thrive. 

"Congratulations to all those shortlisted, and those who all took time to apply our judges were extremely impressed with the calibre of every single application this year."

This year’s sponsors include headline sponsors Birmingham City University, Douglas Wright T/A Mc Donald’s and HSBC, and Inspired Energy, sponsor of the ‘Overall Business of the Year’ award, and The Football Association, which is sponsoring the evening’s entertainment.

Pictured (clockwise from rear): Education business consultant Richard Riley, Anita Bhalla (chair of Performances Birmingham Ltd), Martin Levermore (visiting professor at Birmingham City University) and Mandy Canny 

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