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British Asian Wedding Awards 2015

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The British Asian Wedding Awards took central London by storm last weekend as hundreds turned out to acknowledge the incredible efforts of the industry’s top professionals.

Held at the stunning five-star Montcalm Hotel, the glamorous night awarded nominees in the North, Midlands and South, with some of the biggest names in business in attendance.

With the Asian Wedding industry booming, the awards have never been more fiercely contested, as entrants travelled from across the country to see if their name would be called out this year. Supported by family and friends, alongside fellow business associates, it was a night to remember for all who were shortlisted.

The event itself took a year to plan and was open to any company or individual across the nation. Businesses were invited to put themselves forward in relevant categories whilst others were nominated by one of their many happy clients.

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asian wedding 1 more (300x450)After narrowing down the hundreds of nominations, a shortlist of lucky finalists was eventually drawn up for each region and category.

Three judges were then tasked with independently and confidentially marking each of the entries in accordance to a set criterion before winners were calculated for each award.

Split into geographical locations - North, South and The Midlands, there were 18 categories in total per region giving each business an opportunity to be the best in their county.

From caterers to jewellers and make-up artists to wedding planners, there was something for all service providers, all vying for the spectacular solid metal, gold-finish statuette on a black crystal base – befitting of the five star event.

As well as the awards ceremony, throughout the prestigious night, guests were able to enjoy delicious five-course banquet dinners, provided by Aagrah, whilst entertainment came in the form of close-up magic, a DJ and Bellydancers.

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The British Asian Wedding Awards are designed to recognise the abundance of creative talent in an industry worth hundreds of millions of pounds.

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With outstanding service and products provided to the public every year, the awards have become ever more relevant as the lavishness and grandeur of wedding days continues to grow.
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The winning companies in the North are:

Best Videographer– Film Art Pictures

Best Photographer– Ace Star Photography

Best Car Hire– Oasis Limousines

Best Florist– Floral Creations be Reena

Best Entertainment– Soul Asia Roadshow

Best Cake Company– Little Elephant Cake Company

Best Fashion Jewellery– The Jewellery Box

Best Gold Jewellers – A1 Jewellers

Best Wedding Planner– Payal Events

Best Make-up Artist– Rosa Massimo

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Best Wedding Venue– The Bolton Excellency

Best Unique Wedding Venue– Castle Howard

Best Boutique– Bombay Stores

Best Grooms wear– Sai Fashions

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The YABA Awards 2015

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Commending the region’s top Asian businesses

The Yorkshire Asian Business Association’s (YABA) Annual Awards and Gala Dinner comes  to Bradford for the first time later this month with a host of the region’s leading business brains coming together for a night of celebration.

On Thursday 24th September, 500-plus leaders from across the county will attend the black-tie event as awards are handed out in six categories to businesses nominated from across the public and private sector.

Judges will be looking for the impact on customers, suppliers, partners and the region, innovation and leadership, as well as reasons the nominee stands out against their peers.


Finalists have already been named for each category ahead of the prestigious awards evening (see right) and YABA Chairman, Amarjit Singh, says he is excited to see who clinches the highly-decorated awards this year.

“Since the Yorkshire Asian Business Association’s formation, we have continued to go from strength-to-strength,” he said.

“Our board consists of experts from across the government, education, business and voluntary sectors and across almost every discipline.

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“This year our theme is ‘Celebrating Success’ in line with the huge amount of achievement and progress we have made together with our members and business partners.

“I’m excited to, for the first time, recognise our YABA award winners on stage in Bradford as we recognise some of the region’s best organisations and individuals.”

Having received a high number of entries from businesses all over the region, from start up’s to large corporations, the shortlist was finally confirmed last week.

Providing a platform and voice for its members on a regional, national and international level, YABA’s business awards showcase the best of the region’s talent, presenting an opportunity for entrepreneurs to come together and celebrate success.  

Amongst the hundreds in attendance, special guests confirmed on the night include members of the Indian High Commission, Sri Lankan High Commission, Bangladeshi High Commission, National Asian Business Association, UK Indian Business Council and the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Mr Singh added: “On behalf of the YABA board and executive team we would like to thank all who submitted entries and for our shortlisted finalists we wish you the best of luck.”

For further information about the awards, including how to purchase tickets, please visit or contact Sharon Yandu on 07807 474 885, email:

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The 2015 YABA Finalists:

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

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Parvinder Bhabra – Northern Cam Co Ltd

Ricci Dean – Pearl Noir