08 Oct 2021

Shortlist announced for Asian Business Awards


The Asian Business Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) has revealed the shortlist for its annual awards celebration taking place next month.

The digital awards ceremony will recognise the remarkable achievements of businesses and professionals over the past 12 months and will be streamed live on 18 November from 7pm.

The awards will be headline sponsored by Aston University, Doug Wright (T/A McDonald 's), Lioncroft and Inspired Energy.

This year 's applications were judged by Jabbar G. Khan, founder and director of Lasan Group, Monica Shafaq, chief executive of The Kaleidoscope Plus Group, Amer Khan Awan, director of Awan International and Suzanne Virdee, broadcast journalist at ITV News.

Mandy Haque, the Chamber 's international development director and chair of the judges, said: “We saw a diverse range of applications for the ABCC Awards and they were at a very high standard. There were some very inspirational submissions and the judges have had a challenging time judging each category.

“This year it was encouraging to see that despite the challenges of the pandemic many businesses looked towards the opportunity to repurpose and be involved in community engagement. I am looking forward to seeing the results delivered on 18 November. ”

The shortlist is as follows:

Outstanding Business resilience in COVID19
(Sponsored by Squire Patton Boggs)

Birmingham Carers Hub (managed by Forward Carers)

Midland Health

MotorServ UK Solihull

Unique Venues Birmingham

Outstanding Charity of the Year
(Sponsored by Learner Engagement Training Services)

Birmingham and Solihull Women 's Aid

Birmingham Carers Hub (managed by Forward Carers)

Sport 4 Life UK

The Active Wellbeing Society

Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion
(Sponsored by Edgbaston Stadium)

Greets Green Community Enterprises



The Book Shelf Ltd

Outstanding Customer Service of the Year
(Sponsored by The HR Dept)

Sonny 's Jewellers

Midland Health

MotorServ UK Solihull

Unique Venues Birmingham

Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year
(Sponsored by Burton & South Derbyshire College)

CX Squared Talent Solutions & The Brum Muse

Legacy Life Cover

My Magical Memories Photography

Voilo Limited

Outstanding Financial Services of the Year
(SME Outsourcing)

Central Business Finance

Fraser Russell Limited

Legacy Life Cover


Outstanding Start-Up Business of the Year
(Sponsored by Awan Marketing)

Mojito Cartel

MyMouth Ltd

The Leadership Coaches

Voilo Limited

Outstanding Young Achiever of the Year
(Sponsored by South & City College Birmingham)

Baljinder Singh Atwal - West Midlands Police

CJ Lloyd Webley - The Black Pounds Project CIC

Karl Nicholson - Synaptek

Yung Lau - Jacobs

To book your place at the awards, click here