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Top English Asian businesses are shortlisted for the 8th English Asian Business Awards 2019

Finalists for the 8th English Asian Business Awards 2019 are now live after public nominations from the length and breadth of England. The Awards celebrate the achievements of English Asian businesses and professionals whose continued graft and dedication have created a lasting legacy for what the English Asian community are capable of as business leaders and drivers of the economy.

The 8th English Asian Business Awards will be held at the Piccadilly Mercure Hotel in Manchester on Friday the 14th of June, when some of the most accomplished business professionals will gather for a glamorous night to celebrate their success.

The Awards are celebrated by the English Asian Business community and wider public alike, and exist to honour and celebrate the hard work of Asian businesses, professionals and entrepreneurs that have succeeded, excelled and become industry leaders. Categories this year include Business Woman of the Year, Micro Business of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Family Run Business among others.

Anj Handa, Founder of Inspiring Women Changemakers, a global movement based in Leeds, is a finalist in the Business Woman of the Year category. Anj will know if she is a winner during the elegant ceremony, being held in June.

Anj says “I’m honoured to have been shortlisted in the Business Women of the Year category. Inspiring Women Changemakers is a social business set up to create positive change in people, in workplaces and in communities.

We’re showing that we can work fairly and creatively without losing professional focus. It’s great to have the opportunity to showcase how we do this to our peers in the British Asian business community. We don’t have to do things the old way.”

The English Asian Business Awards 2019, presented by Trusted Utility Consultants are brought to you by Oceanic Consulting – the UK’s leading ethnic consulting and promotions organisation.

With years of experience, they hold various world-class award ceremonies throughout major cities in Scotland, England and recently Ireland annually. Oceanic Consulting events are a major fixture in the calendars of both the Asian community and wider population and generate media interest both locally and internationally.

Trusted Utility Consultants (TUC) said: “We’re proud to sponsor the English Asian Business Awards 2019. TUC is a leading utility broker that specialise in utility cost reduction & billing consultation for SME’s across the UK. We have helped our users save thousands of pounds on utility renewals, making them financially stronger.”

Irfan Younis, CEO of Oceanic Consulting said: “The English Asian Business Awards, now in their 8th year, are always a brilliant night that bring together some of the best and most accomplished people from the English business community for a night of reward and recognition.

All finalists should feel immensely proud of themselves as they beat out some brilliant competition to get shortlisted. I’m looking forward to a fantastic night at a ceremony which acts as a platform to thank those who work hard to deliver exceptional services and products to their clients and inspire other Asians to thrive in their fields.

We wish all our finalists the best of luck for the 8th English Asian Business Awards and we look forward to celebrating with all our guests on the 14th June.”

The full list of finalists can be found on the Oceanic Consulting blog.


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About Inspiring Women Changemakers

Inspiring Women Changemakers is a dynamic women-led movement for positive social – in people, in workplaces and in communities.

Contact Anj Handa on 07946 646295 or email her at

About Oceanic Consulting

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  • Disclaimer: finalists may be subject to change and nominations may be removed as a consequence of constant due diligence checks