By Ninder Kaur

With a high number of entries from businesses all over the region the Yorkshire Asian Business Association (YABA) have announced the shortlist for the Awards which will be presented at their Annual Gala Dinner on September 24th.

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A team of judges from across public and private sector are going over nominations to make their final selections ahead of the event. They will be judging businesses for impact on customers, suppliers, partners and the region,
innovation and leadership, as well as reasons the nominee stands out against their peers.

Here is the shortlist for the final round:

Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year

Sukhvinder Javeed –  MilkysnugzTM –

Naeem Sheikh – Pegasus Motor Insurance –

Sayam Majid – FX Introducer –

Food & Drink Business of the Year

Shakoor Ahmed – MyLahore –

Bobby Patel – Prashad –

Professional of the Year

Surender Munjal – Leeds University –

Qari Asim – DLA Piper –

Arnab Basu – Kromek Group –

Arif Ahmad – PwC –

International Business of the Year

Sharon Kaur – Really Indian Ltd –

Sukhvinder Javeed – MilkysnugzTM –

Arnab Basu – Kromek Group –

Retail Business of the Year

Ahmed Mulla – Mullaco Dewsbury Ltd –

Thakorlal Bhagubhai Patel – TB Cash & Carry –

Zak Patel – Talk Direct –

SME Business of the Year

Thakorlal Bhagubhai Patel – TB Cash & Carry –

Zak Patel – Talk Direct –

The Street Lane Bakery –

Parvinder Bhabra – Northern Cam Co Ltd –

Ricci Dean – Pearl Noir –

The Annual Business Awards will showcase the best of the region’s talent and an opportunity for entrepreneurs to come together and celebrate success.

Further information about the awards can be found at