Amarjit Singh, chairman of YABA and businessman Ammar Mirza CBE, have been backed by the Northern Powerhouse Minister, James Wharton, in launching the Federation of Asian Business.
Amarjit said: “The powerful partnership between the Yorkshire Asian Business Association, ABC and the North West Asian Business Association will make a significant impact across the Northern Powerhouse. Given the current climate of uncertainty and the unknown, what is required is leadership, collaboration and engagement at all levels -only then can we sustain the social and economic well-being of the North.
“Both YABA and NWABA are delighted to work with ABC to support the launch the Federation of Asian Business and are keen to make this vision into a reality.”
Ammar Mirza said: “I’m extremely proud that we are hosting this launch at our Awards in Newcastle.
“I’m also delighted with the support and interest from the Minister and our partners. If you want your business to connect with the Asian business community, this is the perfect opportunity.”
Current sponsors and supporters include Microsoft, North East LEP, Lloyd Newcastle BMW, AmmarM, SME Centre of Excellence, Square One Law, The Beacon, Skylight Events and BQ.
Sharon Jandu, partnerships & customer development for small and medium business, said: “Many organisations like YABA, ABC and NWABA are already realising the benefits of having access to the right technology.
“At Microsoft, we support the Asian Business community to be at the cutting edge of this technology shift. In partnership with Microsoft & Microsoft leading partner Giacom, we are delighted to support the launch of the Federation of Asian Business.”
Bryan Hoare, managing director of BQ said: “As a national brand recognised for celebrating and inspiring entrepreneurship, BQ is looking forward to supporting the newly founded Federation of Asian Business, as we ultimately share the same vision for creating a vibrant, collaborative and entrepreneurial business community across the North.”