31 May 2024

Asian Business awards night returns to the ICC

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The annual Asian Business Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) awards night will return to the ICC this year on Saturday, 30 November.

It will feature nine award categories while one business will be crowned as the ABCC Business of the Year.

The awards ceremony, with catering by Mahirs Experience, will be followed by an after party at Malmaison from 11 pm till late.

Members of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC), of which the ABCC is part, and non-members are eligible to compete for the awards. Businesses can enter a maximum of two categories and should have a branch or office within the West Midlands and Black County or Coventry and Warwickshire areas.

All applications must demonstrate the positive impact they have had on the Asian community.

Applications are now open and will close on 16 September. Four to five finalists will be shortlisted in each category.

The categories are:

  • Outstanding Small Business of the Year
  • Outstanding Start-Up Business of the Year
  • Outstanding Young Achiever of the Year
  • Outstanding Female Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Outstanding Male Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Outstanding Tech & Digital Business of the Year
  • Outstanding Professional Services of the Year
  • Outstanding Charity of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion

A category winner will then be crowned as the ABCC Overall Business of the Year 2024.

Speaking about the awards night, ABCC president Omar Rashid said: “I am extremely excited about launching the 2024 ABCC Awards.

“This is a great platform celebrating the very best in Asian businesses and encourage the local Asian business community to apply for our esteemed awards.”

Sponsorships for this event are also available with headline sponsorship priced at £10,000+vat and award sponsorships priced at £3,500+vat.

Other sponsorship opportunities start from £1500+vat.

ABCC vice presidents Neelam Afzal and Sapreena Kumari said: “This year, we are thrilled to be to be returning to the ICC to celebrate the ABCC 2024 Awards evening where we will be hosting the most dynamic and innovative businesses across the West Midlands and beyond. 

“We invite you to take the opportunity to apply for the different award categories to showcase your excellence, achievements and dedication.  

“We look forward to celebrating this special evening with you and showcasing the best of our region."

Tickets are priced at £120+vat for both members and non-members. ABCC is also running an early bird discount where a table of 10 is priced at £1,000+vat. This discount applies only to GBCC members.

An early bird offer ends on 28 June.

Platinum tables are priced at £1,500+vat

For more information about sponsorships, contact ABCC director Anjum Khan on a.khan@birmingham-chamber.com

Pictured: ABCC vice presidents Neelam Afzal (left) and Sapreena Kumari (right) with ABCC president Omar Rashid (centre)