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The Launch of the ABC Professional Network ABCurry Club Thursday 16th February 6pm at Brewin Dolphin

The hugely popular sell-out ABCurry Club returns as the launch of the ABC Asian Professional Network on Thursday 16th February 2017 6pm at Brewin Dolphin in association with Square One Law.

We have and incredible line-up of speakers including founder of Freeserve Ajaz Ahmed, Yasmin Sheikh from the Halo Project and Neil Warwick from Square One Law.  The food will be served by Solomons and this is a unique and exciting opportunity to meet and network with other Professional Asians.

PLEASE NOTE THAT EVERY SINGLE EVENT HAS BEEN SOLD OUT SO PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SPACE EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. REGISTER ON EVENT BRITE TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW.

PLEASE NOTE EVERY EVENT HAS BEEN SOLD OUT AND WE CAN NO LONGER GUARANTEE ENTRY IF YOU HAVE NOT RESERVED YOUR SPACE.

This is a unique opportunity to engage with some of the most prominent and influential people in the North East. All joined by members of the Asian and wider Business community, with one common vision – to Connect, Support, and Promote, one another.

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PIE Conference- Primary to Prosperity – Friday 13th November 2015 830am -1pm including Lunch

David Goldman Visiting Professor of Innovation and Enterprise: Primary Inspiration through Enterprise Conference.

Friday 13th November 2015, Newcastle University Business School.

The David Goldman Visiting Professorship is a twelve-month appointment, awarded each year to a leading entrepreneur or business leader from within the region who will be able to provide inspiration and motivation to budding entrepreneurs and business leaders. The role involves working with the School to provide leadership and mentoring to students and faculty, and also delivering the David Goldman Annual Business School Lecture.

A primary role of the David Goldman Visiting Professor is to align activities to The Goldman Family’s vision of enterprise education by linking businesses with educational sectors and establishments. A consequence of this vision is the PIE Conference, engaging, enlightening and educating primary age pupils to the exciting world of enterprise, and bringing education to life through inspiration.

The PIE Project, supported by Leazes Homes, Your Homes Newcastle and Asian Business Connexions, is dedicated to encouraging children to be enterprising from a young age. Pupils from Tyneview and Walkergate Primary Schools set up their own shop in December 2013 with the help of the PIE Project following a formal application and interview process to appoint them as “PIE-oneers” and now has a vocational qualification, Investigating Enterprise, which is accredited by NCFE.

The inaugural PIE Conference will showcase:
How businesses and primary schools can work together to deliver PIE
NFCE. entry Level 3 Award in Enterprise
Provision of Real Work Environments
How Enterprise activity can be integrated into the curriculum
The Employer framework – engaging with local schools
Support for Careers Days, Industry Visits

Princess Eugenie of York recently visited Walker to celebrate the success of the school children’s business project. Her Royal Highness heard first-hand about the positive impact the PIE project has had on their lives and community and to see the children manufacture the products they sell in their shop.

The PIE Conference- Primary to Prosperity – will feature local politicians, business, community, and education leaders including Susan Winfield Lord Lieutenant Tyne & Wear, Chi Onwurah MP, Bob Paton Chief Executive of LEP and MD of Accenture, Professor Roy Sandbach Chair of the Innovation Board, Caroline Theobald Bridge Club and Business Connector, Councillor Joyce McCarthy Deputy Leader of Newcastle Council, Professor John Wilson Dean of Newcastle University Business School, Debi Bailey and Steve Gittins Head Teachers of Tyneview and Walkergate Primary Schools, Primary Inspiration through Enterprise (PIE) President Bill Midgley,Savvas Papagiannidis the permanent David Goldman Professor, together with Microsoft, Primary Engineers, Business in the Community, and The Newcastle Progression Forum to name but a few.

David Goldman’s vision and aspiration around communication, collaboration and celebration has culminated in the PIE event, not only to talk about PIE but also as an effort to explore employer engagement within enterprise education. Therefore we would encourage anybody involved in supporting schools education or interested in how to support future generations from a business perspective to attend.
Register at: http://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=8482

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YHN Are Open for Business

HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH YOUR HOMES NEWCASTLE About Your Homes Newcastle

Your Homes Newcastle is an Arms Length Management Organisation that was established by Newcastle City Council in 2004 to manage its housing stock, which currently consists of approximately 28,000 properties located across the City. In addition YHN also provides other services such as community care alarm and furniture service.

YHN spends approximately £111 million each year, of which approximately £46 million is influential spend relating to goods, services and works.

It is important to YHN to reach as many diverse suppliers as possible in the procurement process and particularly those from under represented groups who may not previously have worked with them.

To find out more on how to do business with Your Homes Newcastle together with contact details visit the website www.yhn.org.uk under How to Do Business with Your Homes Newcastle.

Monthly Round-up

Each month ABC will bring you a roundup of different events, activities and general happenings for your information and involvement.

The last few months has been full of celebration and we are particularly proud of our patron, supporter, and an amazing individual Hari Shukla visit the Palace to be presented with his richly deserved CBE.

Hari Shukla CBE.

Our very own Chairman Ammar Mirza visited the House of Lords where he was presented by Princess Katrina an award in recognition of the work undertaken within the community, and also represented the North East in the highly acclaimed prestigious Institute of Directors (IOD) National Awards.
We are very proud to announce that ABC have been shortlisted in the Newcastle Business Awards being held at The Beacon on the 26th November as Social Enterprise of the Year.

NELEP Business Growth Hub Launch

ABC has been supporting and promoting the development of the North East LEP’s Business Growth Hub and we are very excited to share that the site is now live. The Business Growth Hub is the go to place for business support, events and much more. If you haven’t already done so then register now
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UKTI Export Week

Working with UKTI we are keen to promote the benefits of exporting and there is a whole week dedicated to this initiative that is very high on the Governments Agenda.Tune into Spice FM on Friday 6th November between 9-11am to hear first hand from Simon Crosby from the UKTI highlighting the various activities planned and how you can get involved.Visit Events Listing for more information.

Newcastle University Business Events

Are you interested in hearing from industry leaders? Do you want to help future generations? Then Newcastle University Business School Events are for you. There are a whole host of activities and initiatives planned that ABC are keen to support and promote including a Leadership Series that has heard from Global Head of Ethics at Barclays Mark McLane, and will feature Steve Black on the 23rd November.Visit NUBS for further information and register your interest now.

Wakelet the Webs only Way Forward

With so much information now available on the internet it has become incredibly difficult to navigate. The importance of simplicity in engagement is key, that is why ABC is fully supporting the dynamic and innovative team at Wakelet. Watch this space for future developments on an incredible new service that is set to revolutionise how we interact with the web. Percy Hedley Foundation Challenge 500
The Challenge 500 initiative is a really fun way for businesses to raise critical funds for an amazing local charity that supports disabled children and adults. The launch event is being held on Monday 7th December 5pm at the Gosforth Marriott. Hear first hand the unique opportunities the Challenge will bring that will help promote and support your business, and from teams that have previously competed including ABC.
Contact Sheila Coltman now for further information.
Are you looking for Office Space on fully flexible terms?

ABC is working with The Beacon Newcastle to help promote space suitable to both new and growing businesses.The Beacon offers state of the art facilities with free parking and easily accessible from across Tyne & Wear, with fantastic transport links on a main transport route, spaces to suit all business size including virtual and hot-desking. Visit www.thebeaconnewcastle.co.uk/ for more information.

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Amazing ABCurry Club returns Thursday 28th May 530pm @ The Beacon

Last month’s sell-out ABCurry Club hosted by Ward Hadaway was a huge success. “A Business Journey” was the theme of the event. Alongside hearing from Ward Hadaway’ experts on starting, growing and selling a business, we had the visionary entrepreneur, Mohammed Khaliq founder of Gainford Group including the Vermont Hotel, share his inspirational story. The North East LEP also provided one of the first demonstrations of the Growth Hub and explained how businesses should get involved to realise the immense benefits the portal will bring.

Our next equally exciting event is kindly being hosted at our home – The Beacon, Westgate Road Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9PN and we have another amazing line up of diverse speakers. Our focus for the evening will be “Capital Growth – How investing in your people can help transform your business”. We are particularly excited to share real live examples from both employers and employees that having developed themselves have gone on to realise their ambitions and aspirations.Once again a delightfully delicious curry will be presented by Solomon’s Lounge the purveyors of authentic Punjabi food.

This is a unique opportunity to engage with some of the most prominent and influential people in the North East. All joined by members of the Asian and Wider Business community, with one common vision – to Connect, Support, and Promote one another.

As usual tickets are still only priced at £10 for members and £12 for non. PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST RESEVE YOUR SPACE AS WE CAN NO LONGER GUARANTEE ENTRY IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO. You can either pay for the event by cheque made payable to “Asian Business Connexions” and post to The Beacon, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9PN. Alternatively by BACS, Asian Business Connexions, Sort Code: 16-26-21 Acc. Number: 10344567, RBS Grey Street. Please can you make sure your name and “ABC” is included on the back of the cheque or as the BACS payment reference. We would highly recommend that you reserve your space early as the last event was sold out.

We are especially proud of our very own Ammar Mirza CBE who has been invited to become the David Goldman Visiting Professor for Innovation and Enterprise 2015-16 at Newcastle University. Ammar’s focus for the year will be on his true passion of linking education to enterprise. The inaugural lecture will take place on Thursday 18th June. For further details and to reserve your space http://www.ncl.ac.uk/nubs/about/events/item/David-Goldman-Lecture.

On 14 May, St James’ Park – home to Newcastle United FC – is bringing job-seekers and businesses within the industry together for a Big Hospitality Conversation. Are you currently running a business within the Hospitality or Tourism sector and are looking for more staff to join your successful, expanding Business? Then register here to join in with this free, amazing event:www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-big-hospitality-conversation If you are unemployed and looking for your perfect job within the Business or Tourism sector then please register to attend the event here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-big-hospitality-conversation.

North East Growth Hub

The new digital Growth Hub will provide a place where businesses can access the information they need to invest grow and prosper, with a strong focus on collaboration and peer to peer support. Central to its success is making sure it is designed in partnership with North East businesses, creating a bespoke, collaborative and demand led resource. To register your interest in the Growth Hub please visit http://negrowthhub.cobwebinfo.com/ For more information on the North East Growth Hub, please click here http://nelep.co.uk/business-support/north-east-growth-hub/

Training Facilities at The Beacon Are you currently looking for training facilities to run training classes or tutorials? Then we can help! Here at The Beacon we have a very spacious and fully equipped training kitchen as well as a training salon available for bookings. Contact us on 0191 242 4892 or email info@ampm247.co.uk for more information.

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Less than one week to go until the Amazing ABCurry Club on Thursday 24th September 5.30pm at New College Durham

There is still time to reserve one of the last few spaces for our next ABCurry Club kindly being hosted by New College Durham, Framwellgate Moor Campus, Durham DH1 5ES. Showcasing the College’s visionary outlook John Widdowson CBE will be sharing his views on linking enterprise to education joined by the Prince’s Trusts North East Leadership Group, Councillor Dipu Ahad and North East LEP the event is another one not to be missed.

Alongside excellence in education attendees will also experience the culinary creativity of the in-house catering team as they prepare and serve the Curry on the evening. Professor Roy Sandbach Chair of the North East Leadership Group and Adam McDowell Enterprise Manager from the Prince’s Trust explain the amazing work of the UK’s leading charity supporting young lives. Once again the North East LEP will provide an update on the Growth Hub and other Business Support activities to help create more and better jobs. PLEASE NOTE THAT EVERY SINGLE EVENT HAS BEEN SOLD OUT SO PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SPACE EARLY TO AVOID DISAPOINTMENT. EMAIL INFO@ABCONNEXIONS.ORG TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW. As usual tickets are still only priced at £10 for members and £12 for non. PLEASE NOTE EVERY EVENT HAS BEEN SOLD OUT AND WE CAN NO LONGER GUARANTEE ENTRY IF YOU HAVE NOT RESERVED YOUR SPACE.

Kindly note that as a not-for-profit social enterprise it is critical that everyone reserves and pays for their tickets in advance. You can either pay for the event by cheque made payable to “Asian Business Connexions” and post to The Beacon, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9PN. Alternatively by BACS, Asian Business Connexions, Sort Code: 16-26-21 Acc. Number: 10344567, RBS Grey Street. Please can you make sure your name and “ABC” is included on the back of the cheque or as the BACS payment reference. If paying by BACS please can you email confirmation of your payment. This is a unique opportunity to engage with some of the most prominent and influential people in the North East. All joined by members of the Asian and wider Business community, with one common vision – to Connect, Support, and Promote, one another.

Our incredible itinerary for the evening

5:15 – 6:10 pm Event Registration- refreshments with networking
6:10 – 6:15pm Welcome from Asian Business Connexions
6:15 – 6:30pm John Widdowson – Excellence in Education
6:30 – 6:45pm Princes Trust – Transforming Lives – Professor Roy Sandbach –
Chair of the North East Leaders Group and Adam McDowell – Enterprise Manager
6:45 – 7:00pm NE LEP – Colin Bell – Growth Hub Update
7:00 – 7:10pm Councillor Dipu Ahad – Eid and Enterprise Education
7:10 – 7:20 Closing Comments – ABC
7:20pm Food is served.

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The culinary creative team at New College Durham will be showing off their incredible cooking skills and as the event coincides with the festival of Eid a truly veritable feast will be on offer.

Chicken and Cashew Nut Curry with Jasmine Rice
Beef Madras Curry
Chicken Tikka Masala
Vegetarian Curry
Naan Bread
Vegetable Samosas
Onion Bhajis
Rice
Dhal

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North East LEP invites businesses to test new business support platform.

The North East LEP has unveiled an early version of its new online business support platform – the North East Growth Hub (www.northeastgrowthhub.co.uk). Designed to be the go-to resource for North East companies looking for information and advice on business support and finance, hundreds of North East businesses have already signed up to try, test and contribute to the Growth Hub’s content and feature development over the coming months. There is still time for businesses interested in playing a part in the ongoing development of the North East Growth Hub to join the Beta testing phase.

Bob Paton, chief executive of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “The North East Growth Hub will flourish with the support of the business community, which is why we’re keen to welcome as many organisations as possible to test the Beta. A number of core functions are already available on the Beta North East Growth Hub including a comprehensive business-to-business events database and relevant business news showing the breadth of what’s happening in the North East business community.
Information on the range of business support and finance advice available in the North East LEP area, including national, local, public and private support, is currently being built into the platform. Anyone interested in taking part in the Beta testing phase of the North East Growth Hub can sign up via www.northeastgrowthhub.co.uk/register-your-interest. The North East LEP will be attending a number of business events, exhibitions and conferences in the coming weeks and months to showcase the new platform including the ABCurry Club on Thursday 24th September.

PIE Conference – Friday 13th November from 9-12.30pm at Newcastle University Business School.

Please join us for an engaging, enlightening and educating conference whose aim is to introduce primary age pupils to the exciting world of enterprise.
Primary Inspiration through Enterprise brings education to life through inspiration. Join us for the first PIE conference to find out more where we have confirmed speakers including Professor Roy Sandbach, Chief Executive of the North East LEP, Professor John Wilson and many more exciting and interesting Pioneers.

This is a free to attend event though registration is required. Hear more from Ammar Mirza CBE about his vision by clicking on this link. For more information about this event please register here http://www.ncl.ac.uk/nubs/about/events/item/PIE-conference

Are you looking for Office Space on fully flexible terms?

ABC is working with The Beacon Newcastle to help promote space suitable to both new and growing businesses. The Beacon offers state of the art facilities with free parking and easily accessible from across Tyne & Wear, with fantastic transport links on a main transport route, spaces to suit all business size including virtual and hot-desking. Visit www.thebeaconnewcastle.co.uk/ for more information.