Asian Business Connexions is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company. A Social Enterprise established in 2009 by Ammar Mirza CBE that aims to Connect, Support, and Promote the Asian and wider business community.  

An inclusive action orientated organisation Asian Business Connexions has made a significant impact to the social and economic well being of the North East. To date we have helped establish over 400 new businesses, supported thousands more, there are now over 4,500 actively engaged individuals and organisations. ABC offers its members and partners a whole host of value added benefits and services that can help transform your business.

From exclusive networking events, member to member discounts & business workshops, recruitment, training and more. Individual membership starts at only £10 per month and comes with thousands of pounds worth of benefits. The great thing is you don’t need to be Asian to become a member!

Connect

Providing a critical two-way conduit from the Asian business community through to all sectors and, in particular, existing business support providers. ABC will coordinate communications and consulting to, and from, the Asian business community in a cohesive and consistent manner; ABC will support networking between its members to facilitate shared learning, the developments of shared services through ABC and others, and the identifications of inter trading opportunities between members and using existing research, ABC will identify market opportunities for its members. It will include the development of partnerships ABC members and other businesses; locally, nationally and internationally.

Support

Provide best practice business support with the aim of maximizing effectiveness and building capacity, to new and existing businesses through partnership and signposting to existing credible support organisations and the delivery of a host of business and support services. These may include business review and planning, training and developing communications, personal and personnel skills, customer relations and resource management.Provide an incubator support service center that will help establish new businesses and enable them to flourish and prosper in an appropriately supported sustainable environment. Become the center of Asian Cultural business excellence that will act as business services support hub, and be the first point of call for all Asian businesses and others wishing to engage with Asian businesses and; Work with local authorities and partners to ensure that the work of ABC positively contributes to and is integrated with the Regional Economic Development and all other business based strategies.

Promote

ABC will celebrate the work, ethics, achievements and cultural diversity of the Asian business and wider community. By establishing a network built upon trust and social inclusion, ABC will ensure that the representation of the Asian business community is fair and equitable. Whilst ABC will concentrate on the business aspect of the Asian community, it is anticipated that the work undertaken will have a wider positive impact across all communities and sectors. By making strategic partnership with the public sector and aligning delivery aspects of the organisation, ABC will help deliver upon economic and social agendas.

We are now part of the Federation of Asian Business (FAB) which covers the whole of the North of England and incorporates Yorkshire and North West Asian Business Associations.  Visit our monthly Newsletter to find out more about our work

ABC will enhance the significant contribution Asian business make to the North East’s economic and general well-being. This objective will be achieved by creating business opportunities and positive outcomes for its members and partners, ABC will act as an enabler and promoter of best business practice. By doing so, it will promote a multi-cultural atmosphere, foster harmonious community relations address any potential discrimination in the labour market. ABC is a community interest company and social enterprise established by members of the Asian business community. An action and delivery led organisation that will connect, support and promote Asian businesses.

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