North East Awards Night to Promote Inclusion

The Asian Business Connexions (ABC) Awards dinner is due to take place in October. The event is designed to allow professionals from across the North East to celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions of the Asian community.


One of the main aims of Asian Business Connexions is to promote inclusivity and connection across the North East. Their #inclusionbydefault campaign aims to improve inclusion in workplaces in the North East to make the region one of the most inclusive in the UK. The campaign includes an Inclusion pledge that companies can make publicly to show their commitment towards inclusion.


Though the Annual Awards dinner celebrates the achievements of the Asian community, the event is open to all and will be a chance for people of all backgrounds to meet, celebrate and have fun together. Sponsors for the event are companies and organisations from around the North East dedicated to promoting inclusion and diversity in their own working environments and across the region. These sponsors include such notable names as the Great Annual Savings Group, Opus Motor Group, Newcastle University and Brewin Dolphin.


After the myriad challenges and setbacks of the past year and a half, being able to join together as one community is more important now than ever. Last year’s ABC Awards Dinner was, by necessity, a virtual event, attended by over 300 people. This year, once again in person at the Grand Hotel in Gosforth Park, Asian Business Connexions looks forward to an amazing evening of celebration, friendship and restoration.