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Inclusion high on the agenda for Great Annual Savings

The Great Annual Savings group have signed on to be headline sponsors for the Asian Business Connexions Annual Awards Dinner, taking place on 14th October 2021. The prestigious event is held every year to celebrate the extraordinary contributions of Asian businesses and individuals to the social and economic development of the North East. The Great Annual Savings group (GAS) will be sponsoring the extremely respected Lifetime Achievement Award.

Originally founded in 2012 to provide business cost savings to companies in the North East, GAS has since grown to become a nationally renowned provider and one of the fastest growing companies in the UK. Their proven commitment to social, cultural and economic support of the North through years of community and charity work make them the perfect headline sponsor for the ABC Awards.

Asian Business Connexions has expanded to cover the entire Northern Powerhouse area since it was founded in 2009, promoting inclusion and opportunity across the area and beyond. The awards recognize the achievements of businesses and individuals across the private, public and third sectors. The event is an opportunity for the entire North East community to celebrate and support each other.

This is the third year in a row that GAS has sponsored the event, including 2019’s 10th Anniversary celebrations and the virtual event last autumn in the midst of the pandemic. This year’s ceremony will once again be in-person making this ceremony even more special as attendees come together to celebrate – many for the first time since COVID-19 restrictions were fully lifted.

To promote their involvement with the event, GAS Partnership Director, Phil Andrew, will be joining ABC founders Ammar Mirza, CBE and Jalf Ali on their hugely popular Friday morning radio show on Spice FM this week.

The support of the Great Annual Savings group for ABC and especially the ABC Awards Dinner is a perfect example of the celebration of inclusivity and the promotion of North East businesses that the awards night is designed to celebrate.

To find out more about the ABC 12th Anniversary Dinner, have a look at our website: Asian Business Connexions: Newcastle Upon Tyne (


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