Eid Mubarak

YABA will be  Celebrating Eid in Partnership with the Yorkshire County Cricket Club (YCCC), thanks to Mark Arthur CEO of YCCC and his team, the event will be hosted in the newly refurbished Emerald Suite at the YCCC.  In true YABA style there will be lots of valuable networking opportunities, a delicious buffet provided by award winning My Lahore and presentations by headline sponsor  DLA Piper.  We are also honoured to be joined by Qari Asim MBE Legal Director at DLA Piper, Chair of Mosques & Imams National Advisory Board and Trustee Hope not Hate & British Future who will share his thoughts on  the significance of Ramadhan and Eid.

There are still a few spaces left so if  you would like to attend please click here to register.

At the Celebrating Vaisakhi & Easter 2nd May 2019,  YABA hosted over a 100 guests at the Great Victoria Hotel in Bradford, this was in  partnership with Schofield Sweeney and LOCALIQ. Thanks to our compere for the evening former BBC Asian Network presenter Tommy Sandhu, it  was a great evening , our guests listened to presentations from  Kiran Kaur Bhogal who gave an overview of the Sikh Faith and the importance of Vaisakhi, from Schofield Sweeney Gemma Sherbourne gave a presentation on Employment Law  and  Ikhlas Ahmed who talked about Inheritance tax. Other presentations were from Steve Lowe   LocalIQ  who gave an overview of a new service supporting businesses to improve  social media exposure  and how extend  customer reach.  There was also   special Vaisakhi message from Mr Sunondo Mohan Chakraborty, Head of the Chancery  Consulate General of India, Birmingham.  The event was rounded off by Rajeev Dewedi Senior Partner Shenward Accountancy and Business Solutions.

Our catering partners My Lahore provided a magnificent hot buffet  and Cobra Beers sponsored the drinks reception, please click here for a short video overview

Helping students to think big

We would like to welcome Mohammed Hussain as the “Head of Education & Community” at YABA. Leading in the challenge of raising aspiration within schools in Yorkshire. Mohammed aka Mo,  will be bringing an unmeasurable amount of energy to making a difference to young children and the importance they play to the futureof the economy. He has passion in breaking away from the status quo and firmly believes to make difference we should start at grass root levels.   Mo has leading-edge expertise in working with companies to optimise their creative potential, build on innovative methods and entrepreneurial capability within the organisational culture. A complete people person, he combines his coaching and enabling skills to push the potential of individuals to break the glass ceiling and succeed in their given industries. With a background in management, leadership, financial services and business consultancy, we are excited with the new appointment.

Facilitating a Multi-Product Business delegation from India

Hosted by B Works (powered by Yorkshire Bank) on the 2nd May  in Manchester we supported the  Consulate General of India with business to business meetings for the  Federation of Indian Export Organisation, The Federation of Indian Export Organisations represents the Indian entrepreneur’s spirit of enterprise in the global market. Known popularly as “FIEO”, this apex body of Indian export promotion organizations was set up jointly by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India and private trade and industry in the year 1965. FIEO is thus a partner of the Government of India in promoting India’s exports. Please click here for the  The Business Desk write up.

Women in Leadership lunch event in partnership with Squire Patton Boggs and the IoD

YABA were one of the key partners at this event which was hosted by YABA partners SPB on the 14th May, it was good to meet with and hear from inspiring  leaders sharing experiences and good practice, Prew Lumley SPB facilitated the roundtable and Anna Daroy, IoD Director General for Operations – talked about ‘What is  Leadership’ from an IoD and personal perspective.  The next event which will be on 11th July in Bradford will be facilitated by Fleur Butler, founder of Power of Women (PoW) and  Chair of the Conservative Party Women’s Organisation (National role) other partners will include the IoD and She Business UK.  The guest speaker line up will include Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Poonam Kaur FDS Director Services and Fatima Patel Asian Sunday.  If you would like to attend or for more information please contact Sharon@yaba.uk.com

CBI extends invitation to the investment or exporting interests across the Indian Subcontinent event 27th June 2019

Join YABA at the CBI  roundtable discussion with guest speakers Shehla Hasan, Head of CBI Delhi Office along with representative(s) from Invest India. Shehla will share her thoughts and analysis on the work of the CBI’s India office so that you can better understand the latest developments on key markets, emerging markets and opportunities in India.

Shehla is one of the most influential women in the India/UK business corridor, so we are delighted that she will be visiting Yorkshire once again to share her expert insight.  Shehla will provide insight into the results of India’s general election. Shehla will be also be joined at this event by representative(s) from Invest India, India’s nodal government investment promotion agency.

This is a networking event for business executives at all levels with investment or exporting interests across the Indian Subcontinent. The event will be hosted by  CPP Group Offices, East Parade, Leeds LS1 2SP 16:00 – Networking with light refreshments followed by the roundtable discussion, finishing at 18.00 please contact Yorkshire.events@cbi.org.uk

India for Newbies A  business programme to explore trade opportunities in India

The ‘New to India’ business programme is a three-month programme which will enable you to access the expertise and experience needed  to start and work on a strategy for trade with India.  Bespoke support will be made available for any company with a product or service that can be sold to the Indian market (with little or no experience of doing business with India) and wants to develop that business quickly and effectively.  The ‘New to India’ business programme includes training, identifying business partners, a visit to India and meeting potential business partners, translations, interpreting and ongoing support for a robust export plan and first sales deal in India.

The Programme includes:

  • Accessing the suitability of your product or service for India
  • Training on how to do business in India
  • Identification of suitable partners for your product/service
  • Due diligence on the suitable partners
  • Arrangements for a visit to India
  • Supporting with marketing material, web site content  and other promotional information  – Arranging the visa and travel
  • Pre-visit briefing – Accompanied trade visit to India, Inc. economy flights, visa, accommodation, transport in India and interpreter, full bespoke meeting programme will be arranged for all on the ‘New to India’  business programme
  • Next steps: follow up on leads, develop business in India

There is support available for eligible businesses to apply for the ‘Exporting for Growth’ funding which can cover up to 50% of your costs If you are interested or if you have any questions please  contact: sharon@yaba.uk.com

Special Offers for YABA members at Leeds Beckett’s University Business Centres

YABA members can benefit from business growth support from Leeds Beckett University. Their University Business Centres, located in Leeds, Halifax and Wakefield provide access to private office space, co-working, virtual office services and registered business addresses. The Centres offer a full programme of business support including mentoring, training, legal and financial clinics and free Chamber of Commerce membership.  Your business can also benefit from links with Leeds Beckett University including access to graduate talent, knowledge transfer support and academic and research expertise. The Centres offer excellent internet speeds with multiple gigabit connectivity.

The Centres are currently offering a special deal for YABA members to provide 3 months free Registered Business Address or if renting a workstation receive your first month free of charge.

Upcoming events:

Innovation Network Leeds – Growing the tech ecosystem and women in tech in Leeds

Leeds – 12 June 2019 – 08:30 – 12:30 Ambition Leeds, City Exchange, 6th Floor, Albion Street LS1 5ES register here

Wakefield – 19 June 2019 , 12:00 – 14:00  Wakefield Town Hall, Old Court Room, Wood St, Wakefield, WF1 2HQ register here

Adventure Halifax June Jelly Co Working Day – University Business Centre- Halifax, Piece Mill, 25 to 27 Horton Street, Halifax, HX1 1QE

28 June 2019 , 09:00 – 16:00 GMT  register here

26 July 2019 , 09:00 – 16:00 GMT register here

30 August 2019 , 09:00 – 16:00 GMT register here

Special Offer for YABA Members: Bradford Means Business magazine

Bradford is a thriving business community, and to highlight the positive good news happening Bradford Means Business Magazine publishes detailed local business news and profiles some leading local business owners that are building great businesses in the district. The Magazine is published quarterly with the next edition planned for the end of July following the Bradford business awards. YABA members should consider advertising in the magazine as this is perfect for talking to like-minded local business leaders, plus YABA members can enjoy a 10% discount on their first booking. Contact Japinder Aujley for more details Japinder.aujley@localiq.co.uk. Read the current edition @www.bradfordmeansbusiness.com

Welcome to our Corporate Members

 Trinity University

We are Leeds Trinity University, one of the UK’s top universities for employability. ​ We’ve been providing outstanding, student-centred higher education for nearly 50 years. You’ll find us on a beautiful campus just six miles from Leeds city centre – one of the UK’s best student cities.   We pioneered the inclusion of professional work placements with every degree, giving students a real head start when competing for their first graduate job. The results speak for themselves – 95​% of our students are employed or in further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2017). Our teaching staff have extensive professional experience in their fields and many are also active researchers, contributing to Leeds Trinity’s increasing reputation for research​​ ex​cellence​.

We’re proud to offer a personal ​and inclusive universi​ty​ experience that gives every student the support to realise their potential. That’s why our students are highly satisfied (according to the National Student Survey)​​. Our students say it, our alumni say it, and our staff say it – you really are a name, not a number, at Leeds Trinity University.

Pinsent Masons

Our biased view is that legal services at all times should underpin the clients’ needs and business objectives. We are dedicated to tipping the scales in your favour. Making sure you win – whether that’s in Court or in your marketplace.  Helping you achieve transformational change.  We guide a diverse range of multi-national clients through transformational change.  So when you need to know whether to press ahead with major change, we’ll give you an answer, not a 15-page note.  Our lawyers don’t need to sit on the fence.  They know the answer and they’ll tell you.  You’ll get the best advice on project structuring and procurement to attract the best bids, achieve value for money, and ensure your project is delivered on time.  We’ll give you the edge if you’re bidding.  When you’re buying, selling or investing, we’ll help you finance for growth and create value.  This includes introducing you to influential and helpful funders.  When you’re closing the deal, we’ll be fighting in your corner with you.    Should relationships with your customers, suppliers or business partners not go as well as planned, our substantial litigation team is on hand to help you resolve matters and protect your business interests – through mediation, arbitration and the Courts. In the minefield that is today’s regulatory environment, we’re out in front of you, assisting you in sorting out the risks from the opportunities.

Virgin Media Business

With ultrafast, secure connections. Applications that help you do more. Services that help you get there. We’re here to support your business. Special offers for YABA members contact: Yasir Qureshi (EISM) Mob:  0797 393 5827  Email: yasir.qureshi@virginmedia.co.uk Web:  http://www.virginmediabusiness.co.uk/


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 Corporate  Membership is only £500 click here to join

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

Sharon Jandu

Yorkshire Asian Business Association