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
2024 ANNUAL AWARDS & DINNER
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.
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
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.
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.
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Create a strong, diverse North East business community
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