The finalists for the English Asian Business Awards 2015 have been announced.
The fourth annual English Asian Business Awards presented by Lloyds Banking Group will commend the professionals and businesses from the British Asian community at the forefront of their industries, which serve as an inspiration and example for others in the business world.
The Awards play host to a gathering of the biggest and emerging names in the business and political sector, as well as other fields, and the event is quickly becoming a major date in the social calendar where the best and brightest are honoured for their entrepreneurial spirit, commitment and achievements.
The black tie celebration will be held on the 8th June 2015 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 within all categories."

Whilst the Lifetime Achievement Award is kept a secret until the awards ceremony, the finalists in the remaining categories are:
Young Achiever of the Year
Uzma Rafiq (The Vintage Oven, Bradford)
Naila Akhter (Platt Halpern Solicitors, Manchester)
Aleem Iqbal (Platinum Executive Travel – PET, Birmingham)
Asiyah Atcha (Addictive Beauty Studio, Bolton)
Abdul Shakur (Creative Arrow, Birmingham)
Adnan Ebrahim (Car Throttle, London)
Vaishakhi Chhotai-Doshi (VBC Photography, Preston)

Rising Star Award
Nimesh Sanghrajka (Metro Bank, London)
Ambarina Rupawalla (Beauty Passionista, London)
Noor Ali (Morrisons Plc, Leeds)
Nikki Bhogal (L’Oréal, London)
Suki Chhokar (Irvin Mitchell, Birmingham)
Sheena Amin (Virgin Media, Hammersmith)
Amir Hussain (Coffin Mew, Portsmouth)

New Business of the Year (Wolverhampton)
iExpert (Birmingham)
Mantra Communications (London)
Snob Events (Birmingham)
Red Leaf World Buffet (West Bromwich)
Bodycare Brand Development (Coventry)
360 Lounge (Manchester)

Small Business of the Year
Room Four Dessert (Bolton)
Janan (Bradford)
Here & Now 365 (London)
Silent Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Mr Singh’s Pizza (Birmingham)
Earth buds (Leicester)

Retail Business of the Year
Haji Baba Halal Meats (London)
Ambala Foods Limited (Welwyn Garden City)
Aftabs (Birmingham)
National Halal Food Group (Birmingham)
Talk Direct (Leeds)
Royal Sweets (Middlesex)
North East Convenience Store (Northumberland)

The Community Award
Alchemy Arts Ltd (Old Trafford)
Karma Nirvana (Leeds)
Asian Women Cancer Group (Harrow)
The Sharan Project (London)
Include Me Too (West Midlands)

Convenience Retailer of the Year
Malcolm’s Store in Partnership with Nisa (Coventry)
One Stop (Leicester)
One Stop (Matlock)
Nisa (Whittlesey)
Bierly Superstore (Bradford)
Belle Vue Convenience (Middlesbrough)
Premier (Sheffield)

Online Business of the Year
AAB Collection (London)
Tiles-Direct (Leeds)
Raishma (London)
Andaaz Online (Twickenham)
Yukka (Bradford)
Pooja Sweets (London)
Pretty Little Thing (Manchester)

Best Professional in Business 
Shazda Ahmed (Monarch Solicitors, Manchester)
Ebrahim Sidat (AMS Accountants Group Ltd, Manchester)
Kabir Khan/Shalim Uddin (SKN Accountants, Birmingham)
Sarah Khan Bashir (Shire Solicitors, Bradford)
Shehneela Ahmed (Platinum FA, London)
Kamran Akram (Asons Solicitors, Bolton)
Davinder Singh Bal (DBS Law, Birmingham)

Family Run Business of the Year
The Surefit Group (Wolverhampton)
Sea Fresh/Adams Group (Bradford)
Dhasian Fashion (London)
Lailas Fine Foods (Blackpool)
Asiana Ltd (Nottingham)
Kyles Collection (London)
Archie’s Burgers & Shakes (Manchester)

Business of the Year
Pasha Shisha (Bradford)
Akbars (Manchester)
Diamond Windows (Leeds)
Tubzee Ltd (Halifax)
Smart Vehicle Options (Bradford)
Northern Halal Meat & Poultry 
Payal Events (Manchester)

Businessman of the Year
Arnab Basu (Kromek, Sedgefield)
Frank Khalid (Chak 89, Surrey)
Jitha & Jan Singh Brothers (CBS Packaging, West Bromwich)
Sukhi Ghuman (Octavian Security, Nottinghamshire)
Shez Cheema (PMGC, Solihull)
Ammar Mirza (Asian Business Connexions, Newcastle)
Mohammed Younis Chaudhry (Regal Food Products Plc, Bradford)

Businesswoman of the Year
Lopa Patel (, London)
Rukhsana Ali (Venus TV, Middlesex)
Kully Kaur (UK Premier PR & Marketing, Birmingham)
Kari Chaudhry (Kari C, London)
Farida Gibbs (Gibbs S3, Surrey)
Tab Ahmed (EmployAbility Limited, London)
Surekha Chouhan (Mint Securities/Really Flexible Care Ltd, Leicester)

Entrepreneur of the Year
Faz Rabbani (Aroma Lounge, Southampton)
Syed Ahmed (Savortex, London)
Aman Bhandal (Chop & Wok, Birmingham)
Wiqar Ali Khan (WAK Media, London)
AJ Joshi (TSN, London)
Mandeep Nandra (Media Mix Group, London)
Fareed Nasir & Mohammed Tayub (Chunky Chicken, Rochdale)

Power Business of the Year 
AIB Foods (Wolverhampton)
Rational FX (London)
Co Fresh (Leicester)
Shana Foods (Middlesex)
Lebara (London)
KTC Edibles (Birmingham)
Natco Foods (Buckingham)
As well as recognising the commercial success and accomplishments of Asian professionals and businesses in the prime of their industries, the 2015 English Asian Business Awards presented by Lloyds Banking Group will be raising money for The Amir Khan Foundation.

The charity was founded in 2014 by the renowned boxer Amir Khan in partnership with the Penny Appeal with the goal of making a positive difference to the lives of orphans and deprived children across the world by giving them an opportunity for a better future.