YABA Business Membership

We are pleased to announce our new business membership package.  For only £25 p.a. YABA will support members by offering market leading business services and advice from our team of panellists and experts. Our mission is to support the  Yorkshire-wide network of members by providing business advice and networking opportunities. YABA membership benefits include free advice from our team of panellists and experts on finance options to help your business grow, cost effective auto enrolment pension solutions, information a range of card payment processing options, support with developing a business presence for trading with the Indian Sub-continent or increase international trading, marketing, social media etc. please click here for more information and details of how to join.

Celebrating Vaisakhi & Easter 2nd May 2019

YABA Celebrating Vaisakhi and Easter will be in partnership  Schofield Sweeny and LOCALIQ at the  Grand Victoria Bradford on 2nd May 2019. The event will be hosted Former BBC Asian Network presenter Tommy Sandhu, Tommy is a great friend of YABA and has agreed to support the YABA 2019 networking event.  Places are limited so to avoid disappointment  click here to book your ticket.

Proud to Partner with Asian Sunday

Founded in 2011 by the incredible  Fatima Patel, Asian Sunday newspaper has established itself as a benchmark publication – the UK’s first free Sunday paper; the first Sunday title across the UK Asian media sector; highlighting news that focuses on South Asians living and working and their lifestyle in the UK and sharing this insight with the wider community by distributing the newspaper free; and the first newspaper to be solo-owned by a woman.  Asian Sunday focuses on community cohesion, sharing news on the South Asian community living, working and their lifestyle in the UK with the wider community, with a specific focus on the third and fourth generation experience, in turn engaging a better understanding of the UK South Asian community.  We are really looking forward to working very closely with Fatima and her team at Asian Sunday, YABA will provide regular content generating from our activities and members and Asian Sunday will be promoting YABA benefits.

Bradford Curry Awards 2019

All the movers and shakers of Bradford’s £1/2billion industry will be attending the Bradford Curry Awards, which is taking place on Tuesday 9th April 2019 at Cedar Court Hotel Bradford on Rooley Lane, Bradford BD5 8HW, for more information about the awards, sponsorship packages or bookings please call 01274 735 657 or email tickets@bradfordcurryawards.co.uk

 Celebrating International Women’s Day with The Institute of Directors &  Forward Ladies

 Tuesday 5 March 2019 13:30 – 14:30  Squire Paton Boggs 6 Wellington Place, Leeds LS1 4AP

Supported by Squire Patton Boggs we are delighted to be partnering with the IoD and Forward Ladies for the  Women in Business & Leadership Roundtable

Women have a significant contribution to make in leading cultural change and driving a model of collaborative and distributed leadership. Research has confirmed what we know that support for leadership development is key to enabling more female leaders to progress.

  • Hear from Charlotte Valeur, Chair of the IoD, appointed Chair in September 2018, Charlotte founded Board Apprentice, a not-for profit- organisation that provides individuals with hands-on experience at the very top of business and has been cited by Government as a resource for bringing about real change
  • Explore how to harness the growth of technology and its adaption by women to support a blended work life balance
  • Identify strategies to increase diversity within your own business and explore the successful traits needed.

Guests: By Invitation only and will be members of the IoD, YABA, Forward Ladies and guests of Squire Patton Boggs, please contactSharon@yaba.uk.org, if you would like to attend

Learn About Great Science. Connect With Great People. Develop Great Business

The Business of Science Conference 2019

We are delighted to be partnering with Steve Bennett, managing director of Business of Science Limited, celebrating the commercialisation of science  The Commercialisation of Science is the key overriding theme of the Conference. For many years, the UK has been challenged about developing great science, but not then driving commercial exploitation of new innovations and inventions. From the first conference in Manchester in 2016, the Business of Science has sought to encourage debate, discussion and the demonstration of great examples of where science has been developed for commercial and societal benefit to deliver economic impact across the UK. From the development of Advanced Materials to the use of new technologies such as AI and VR to improve the results of pioneering surgery, and through the associated Leadership Awards, the pre-conference Dinner, regular Thought Leadership Dinners and 2019’s new Innovation Awards, the Business of Science continues to be at the forefront of the UK’s drive to deliver on the “Commercialisation of Science”.

The conference will be held at Cloth Hall Court, Leeds on Thursday 16th May 2019.

For more information please contact E: businessofscience@road3.co.uk  P:0161 532 8599  or click here

 LOCALIQ Digital Seminars

Bradford Means Business and LOCALiQ are hosting free digital seminars in Bradford, Huddersfield and Skipton.

We understand navigating around the digital marketing landscape can be challenging and these sessions are aimed at cutting through the jargon

Digital specialists will be on hand should you want to speak on a 1-2-1 basis, but rest assured this is not a sales environment – we are simply delivering free advice and information.

Bradford Digital Seminar, commences on the 12th March at 10.30am-4pm at Bradford City Football Club. Each session will focus on a different topic:

10.30am – 12.30pm – Driving leads & awareness – Focus on Search, Social and Display advertising and how to get it right

2pm- 4pm – Social Media Mastery – Covering Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn both organically and from a paid perspective

Skipton Digital Seminar, commences on the 14th March at 10am-2pm at Rendezvous Hotel and Huddersfield Digital Seminar, commences on the 15th March at 10.30am-4pm at John Smiths Stadium.

These seminars only have one session about driving leads & awareness. The main focus will be on Search, Social and Display advertising and how to get it right.

Every business that attends is entitled to receive a free online health check around their businesses, to shine more light on specific areas of interest.

If you would like to attend any of the seminars, please register via the links below:

Bradford, Huddersfield, Skipton

Bradford Means Business is a website and magazine celebrating all that is good about business in Bradford. Bradford Means Business is produced by the Telegraph & Argus.  For more information visit: localiq.co.uk  or contact Phone: 01274 705120 Email: bradfordmeansbusiness@localiq.co.uk

Primary Careers Conference and Networking Event Friday 29th March  Bradford City FC Banqueting Suite

YABA have teamed up with Bradford Pathways (Bradford Council) part of the wider Industrial Centres of Excellence Partnerships, and with funding support from the Opportunity Area fund, are hosting a “Primary Careers Conference and Network Event to be held Friday 29th March at Bradford City Football Club in the Banqueting Suite. The event is to bring together Primary school heads/leaders, educational providers and businesses. Research into careers learning in primary school has found that it is key to raising aspirations and exposing children to the different and varied jobs that people do. We also want them gain essential life skills whilst at school and be as enterprising as they can be, which ultimately will lead them to a career they will enjoy and can pursue.  Head teachers want to ensure their pupils are ready for modern day living and work. Schools can find it very difficult to engage businesses and employers, time is often a factor. The conference will aid in forging those relationships between business and education, and of course those educational providers that support schools in improving many areas of learning. Businesses will have the opportunity to hear about the research that informs why careers learning is so important and develop relationships with schools.  We are offering businesses the opportunity to showcase what they can offer to schools, be it an inspirational discussion, taking part in careers activities such as classroom chats, interactive sessions, workshops, career carousels, STEM focussed activities, the list is endless, and if you haven’t worked with schools before you will have an opportunity to talk to educators about their needs. It doesn’t matter if you are a sole trader or a multi-national we want your support to inspire the children of Bradford. We have approximately 165 primary schools and most will be attending their first event of this kind.

Please support this event contact sharon@yaba.uk.com for further information

Welcome to  our Corporate Members

Schofield Sweeney is a leading commercial law firm offering clear, pragmatic and high quality legal services. We have a strong reputation for our innovative and results driven approach, investing time in getting to know a client’s business and its people, so that advice and solutions can be tailored to meet their commercial needs. With offices in Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield, we currently have over 160 staff, specialising in Commercial Property; Corporate; Commercial; Dispute Resolution; Education; Employment; Private Client (Wills, Estates, Trusts and Residential Conveyancing); Projects; Property Litigation; and Restructuring and Banking.  www.schofieldsweeney.co.uk

Yorkshire Bank are delighted to become members of YABA for 2019.  We are pleased to offer members free business banking for 25 months for businesses turning over less than £2m per annum. (T’s & C’s apply). For businesses who turnover more than £2m per annum, you will be professionally managed by a dedicated Relationship Manager who has the time to get to know you and your business.  We are also highly competitive on residential and buy to let mortgages so please feel free to contact us to discuss any of these further. Andrew Simpson  Business Development Manager West Yorkshire Region M 07702 479708  andrew.simpson@cybg.com

LOCALiQ is part of the Telegraph & Argus and is our digital marketing division.  We combine our best in class digital marketing technology with data insights plus our huge audience reach to help our customers excel and grow and take their own business to the next level. Offering best in class website design, SEO, search marketing, Geo-Targeting, Facebook, Sponsored content and more.  Localiq.co.uk

My UK Visas is a specialist immigration law firm Our very experienced team helps both private clients and businesses to navigate very complex immigration rules and law. We have a well-deserved reputation for our expertise and for going the extra mile for our clients. In the world of Brexit and tighter immigration controls it has never been more important to seek professional advice, help and support. We provide immigration solutions tailored to the particular needs of businesses and individual clients. Please click here for more information


Become a member of the Yorkshire Asian Business Association. Our mission is to help businesses achieve their ambitions. We can support your business by offering market leading business services from our team of panellists and experts, YABA membership benefits include free advice from our team of panellists and experts

YABA Membership also includes YABA Enews  please click here for overview of previous E-newsletters and Invitations to regular networking events  please click here for short videos of previous events.

Cost of YABA Membership is only £25 per year click here to join

For any observations, comments or further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sharon Jandu
Managing Director

Yorkshire Asian Business Association