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ABC is the first point of call for all Asian Businesses and others wanting to engage with them locally, nationally and internationally



With our help, you could find funding that is available to a whole host of businesses to help them thrive



We provide expert support and advice on developing your business to its full potential by offering a range of services – in PR and marketing, including website and advert design



The ABC 2024 Awards & Dinner is taking place on the 17th October 2024. We are expecting this event to be the biggest, boldest and brightest celebration to date. We look forward to warmly welcoming all those lucky guests with tickets to celebrate #InclusionByDefault.


Make Your Nominations and Reserve your seats for our 2024 awards ceremony below!

2024 Annual Awards - 17th October 2024

To find out more about the 2024 Annual Awards please follow the links below. 


Vote now to support those you think deserve it, we would like to celebrate their accomplishments!

Tickets, Tables & Sponsors

Reserve a seat, book a VIP table, or become a sponsor at the most inclusive annual event in the North East.

2023 Winners

View our 2023 Annual ABC Awards Winners!

Sponsor the 2024 ABC Awards

Our Awards ceremony, held annually, recognises dozens of finalists for their sustained and significant contribution to the lives and livelihoods of many. No other event in the North East has celebrated #InclusionByDefault quite this way!

ABC is a not-for-profit social enterprise that aims to connect, support and promote the Asian and wider communities. 


Since 2009 we have established ourselves as the go to representative body for the Asian business and wider community across the North of England working in partnership with Yorkshire & North West Asian business associations and nationally with the All Party Parliamentary Group for BAME Business.

For over 15 years ABC has championed inclusion and this must attend sell-out event showcases the #InclusionByDefault and #AWEsome (AsianWomenEnterprising) campaigns.  


The Asian Business Connexions Annual Awards and Dinner is, without doubt, the largest celebration and recognition of the Asian community from across the public, private and third sectors in the North East, attracting significant community, business and political leaders including international celebrities.  Please reach out if you are interested in getting involved for 2024. 

Our 2023 Sponsors

Yohlar Health Logo
Northumrbia University Logo
Iron City Motorcycles
Harley Davidson Logo
SME Centre of Excellence Logo
Saudi Business Links Logo
Teesside University Logo
Young Asian Voices Logo
Brewin Dolphin Logo
North East Local Enterprise Partnership Logo
Spice FM Logo
RTC North Logo
KIA Stockton Logo

Demonstrate Your Commitment to
Inclusion, Diversity and Equality.

Download the 2024 ABC Awards Sponsorship Pack

Find out all about the event and the different sponsorship packages we have to offer.

View the Sponsor Pack

Click here to download

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14 Years' Achievements


Helped raise over £500,000 for charities


Engaged and supported over 100+ community groups


   Helped launch 900+ new start-ups


Trained over 10,000 Individuals


Supported over 12,700 existing businesses


5,000+ jobs created by supported businesses



With enterprising women failing to be recognised and identified, this is leading to a lack of role models for the younger generation or those looking to start their careers.

The AWEsome Campaign provides a platform for Asian women to be recognised for their work and achievements, helping others to overcome common barriers.


  • Ensure your voice is heard – we lobby on your behalf around issues such as equality, diversity and inclusivity

  • Access to thousands worth of discounted services and products – through your membership

  • Development of long-term business relationships

  • Create a strong, diverse North East business community

  • Support & develop your business

  • Access to global expansion trade missions

  • Access to help & support around BME recruitment & talent

  • Database of available executive / non-executive candidates


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We post advice, informative support, and frequent updates on upcoming events. Join below!

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