An event celebrating the contribution of Asian businesses to the Greater Manchester economy is taking place in November.
The Greater Manchester Business Leaders Dinner & Awards 2018 will highlight the work of those firms and individuals that have reached national and global success through innovation and leadership.
There are five awards categories including; innovation, application of digital media, business growth globally, digital transformation and business solving a social problem.
The inaugural event is taking place on November 29 at Vermilion, Manchester with guest speaker Tanveer Hussain, head of peer supervision and risks division at the Prudential Regulation Authority, the part of the Bank of England responsible for ensuring the safety and soundness of banks and other financial institutions.
Tanveer is also involved in the Bank of England’s work on risks to the financial system from climate change and developments in green finance.
Kashif Ashraf, a spokesperson from the Asian Business Leaders group, said: “The Asian business leaders awards dinner celebrates the enormous impact of business which promotes values of leadership, innovation and service.
“Tremendous opportunities for social change are created by business leaders through innovation and shard values.
“By recognising individuals who embody leadership & innovation, we seek to encourage adoption of these values among the business community.”
Muzahid Khan another member of Asian business leaders team added, “As a regional stronghold for business and innovation, Greater Manchester has a lot to celebrate.
“We are passionate about shining a spotlight on those businesses that have made an impact but to also celebrate the diversity that makes up the business community of the region and which makes Greater Manchester such a great place to thrive.”
Key sponsor’s for the event include; NatWest, Business Growth Hub, Datacentre Plus, Shaks Specialist Cars, Asian Leader and G5.
Heather Waters, National Enterprise manager at NatWest, said: “During the six years I’ve spent working in the north west as Enterprise Manager here at NatWest, I’ve experienced first hand the success that members of the Asian business community have achieved through their commitment to the application of innovative business practices.
“We’re delighted to be announced as sponsors of the inaugural Asian Business Leaders Awards and to have the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the vital role the Asian business community plays in the region.”
Nominations for the awards close on October 31st, 2018.
The judging panel includes; Shelina Begum, Manchester Evening News, Alice Smith, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Dave Benstead,
Oldham Enterprise Trust, Sumona Mukuty, MMU, and Craig Dean of WEB Application UK.