Finalists have been announced for the English Asian Business Awards 2014.

The English Asian Business Awards presented by Lloyds Banking Group will honour the determination, hard work and personal achievements of England’s Asian business men and women.

The Awards will play host to a gathering of the biggest names in business, politics as well as other fields and is fast becoming a major date in the social calendar where the best and brightest are honoured.

The black tie event will be held on Monday 29th September 2014 at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.

Yasmin Mahmood, Operations Director at event organisers Oceanic Consulting, said “Each year we see the awards go from strength to strength as businesses and individuals from across the country compete to be crowned the best in their industry and this year will be no different.

"I would also like to congratulate all of the finalists. We have some truly inspiring individuals with in all categories. “


Young Achiever of the Year

Shazia Saleem (ieat Foods, London)

Rajeeb Dey (Enternships, London)

Ishil Mehta (IMA Industries, Uxbridge)

Saira Hussain (Hussain Design, Burnley)

Sabirul Islam (Inspire 1 Million, Stratford)

Rishi Chowdhury (IncuBus Ventures, Twickenham)

Faiza & Tazeem Arshid (Rang 48, Blackburn)


Rising Star Award

Omaier Akhtar (Rothschild, Manchester)

Jasvir Kaur (Squire Patton Boggs, Leeds)

Manmohan Singh (DWF, London)

Nimesh Sanghrajka (Metro Bank, London)

Illy Jaffar (Kinetic Creative Communications, London)

Tariq Javaid (Garbutt & Elliot LLP, Leeds)

Farah Ahmed (Boots, Twickenham)


The Community Award

Anthony Nolan (Gaurav Bains Project, London)

British Asian Trust (London)

Saheli (Manchester)


Small Business of the Year

Archies Fast Food & Shakes (Manchester)

Butterfly Snacks (Blackburn)

Janan Luxury Fashion (Bradford)

LK Performance & Styling (West Yorkshire)

Ethnic Reach (London)

Air 21 Group (Birmingham)

Artistry Make Up Academy (Bradford)


New Business of the Year

LOBO Meat & Poultry (London)

Timber Door Merchants (Keighley)

Tipu Sultan (Birmingham)

Global Med Recruitment (Birmingham) (London)

Scarlet Bindi (London)

Gift (Derby)


Retail Business of the Year

Haji Baba Halal Meats (Hounslow)

MPK Garages (Leicester)

Golden International Ltd

Ambala Foods (Hertforshire)

North East Convenience Stores (Northumberland)

Pak Foods (East Midlands)

Manchester Super Stores (Manchester)


Online Business of the Year



Lovarzi Scarves

Single Muslims

Saras Halal Foods

Pooja Sweets

Rupali Online


Convenience Retailer of the Year

Kwik Save (Little Lever, Bolton)

Budgens (Wixams)

City Spices (Iye, West Midland)

Nisa (Petersborough)

Simply Fresh (Lemington Spa)

Go Local Extra (Bradford)

Nisa (Highams Park, London)


Best Professional in Business

Imran Khan (LHS Solicitors, Manchester)

Ahti Arshad (Harrison Bryce Solicitors, Cheadle)

Mitesh Patel (Levenes Solicitors, london)

Sarah Khan Bashir MBE (Shire Solicitors, Bradford)

Esmail Harunani (Dentistry For You, London)

Tasneem McFaull (Whitestone Solicitors, Oldham)

Saqib Bhatti (IAB, Birmingham)


Family Run Business

Clifton Packaging (Leicester)

Red Hot World Buffet (Manchester)

The Authentic Food Company (Manchester)

Tubzee (Wes Yorkshire)

Shere Khan Group (Manchester) (Manchester) (London)


Business of the Year

Nasco UK Ltd (Southall)

Asons Solicitors (Bolton)

Panesar Foods (West Midlands)

Glass Express (West Midlands)

Accrol Papers (Blackburn)

KQF (Blackburn)

HT & Co Drinks (London)


Businesswoman of the Year

Rashima Bhatia (Vineet Bhatia Restaurants, London)

Rupinder Bains (Pinder Reaux, Ilford)

Ahlya Fateh (Amanda Wakeley, London)

Saba Shaukat (Vital Iconnect, Twickenham)

Tani Dhamija (E Bookers, London)

Shalini Khemka (E2Exchange, London)

Kala Patel (Kiddycare Nurseries, Leicester)


Businessman of the Year

Koolesh Shah (London Town Hotel Group)

Charan Dass Sohal (Orbit International, Birmingham)

Apurv Baqri (Metdist, London)

Daksh Gupta (Marshall Motor Group, Milton Keynes)

Navin Engineer (Chemidex Pharma, Surrey)

Raj Ruia (Richard Hawarth & Co./Rhode Island Coffee/Ruia Group, Manchester)

Aneel Mussarat (MCR Properties, Manchester)


Entrepreneur of the Year

Tasmin Lucia Khan (London)

Taz & Umer Sheikh (Gamucci, London)

Faisal Butt (HBRE, London)

Mansoor Hamayun (BBOX, London)

Vikram Goyal  (Unesta, London)

Farzana Baduel (Curzon PR, London)

Azeem Azhar (Peer Index, London)


Power Business of the Year

KTC Edibles (West Midlands)

CareTech Community Services (Herfordshire)

Natco Foods (Buckingham)

Veetee Rice (Kent)

Taj Foods (Essex)

Seamark (Manchester)

Surya Foods (Essex)


As well as recognising the achievements of Asian men and women at the forefront of their respective industries the event will be raising money for The Well Foundation.