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Asian Business Connexions Annual Award Dinner

7th October 2021

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Our 2020 Annual Awards Ceremony was certainly different for all  involved – it was the first time we have delivered our Annual Awards virtually, but we had a great time and heard from some truly  inspirational individuals.

We committed to:

  • Feeding 200 local families
  • Introducing #InclusionByDefault campaign
  • Celebrate the amazing talent that exists in the North East


On Thursday 7th October 2021 we are celebrating our 12th year anniversary – and given that last year’s event was virtual, we’re determined to make this year extra special.

Our speakers and entertainment reflect the significance of our celebration.

For the past twelve years, ABC has helped connect, support and promote a wide range of individuals and organisations.

Our successes include delivering a broad series of training programmes that help businesses and individuals grow. Working with various institutes, we have delivered employability programmes, education initiatives, community activities and a whole lot more, all in an effort to improve life choices and enhance life chances of all our people within the North East.

The event will be filled with fun and celebration, as well as, awards to be presented to Asian businesses and individuals for their significant and sustained contribution to the social and economic well-being of the North East. 

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2020 Award Winners

Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Anne-Marie Trevelyan was first elected MP for the Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency at the 2015 general election and lives in the constituency with her family. The constituency is large and predominantly rural, covering over 1,000 square miles of north Northumberland from Hartburn in the south, to the Scottish border, and includes large parts of Northumberland National Park, the Coquet Valley, Holy Island and the historic towns of Alnwick and Berwick.

A chartered accountant by trade, Anne-Marie, during the 2015 Parliament, she sat on the House of Commons’ Public Accounts Committee where she was committed to ensuring taxpayers’ money is spent well in ways which are accountable to the public. Anne-Marie has also served as Minister for Procurement and Minister for the Armed Forces at the Ministry of Defence, and is presently Secretary of State for International Development.

Her other areas of interest and topics of campaigns include rural broadband, dualling the A1, continuing to bring investment to north Northumberland, and the Armed Forces Covenant. 

Her wider interests involve spending time with her family, making the most of the incredible landscape her vast and varied constituency affords and putting her passion for singing to good use by taking part in Signing for Syrians concerts in Westminster.


Black Tie/Cocktail Dress or Traditional Asian Wear


We are looking forward to welcoming you to our celebratory event that aims to recognise the significant and sustained contribution of the Asian community.  The amazing ABC 11th Anniversary Awards Ceremony takes place on Thursday 26th November 2020 and the celebrations kick off from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm via Zoom for a virtual experience.

Please could we kindly ask all of our guests to join the event as early as possible to enjoy all of the entertainment, some of the surprises we have planned and ensure the event runs on time.