Over 500 people have snapped up tickets to the biggest event in the Asian Business Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) calendar.
All tickets have now been sold to the ABCC annual dinner and awards, taking place on the 17 November at the International Convention Centre.
The awards have also secured a number of award sponsors. South and City College Birmingham, patrons of the Chamber, are sponsoring one of two new categories for the awards, Outstanding Diversity and Inclusion award.
Mike Hopkins, principal of South and City College Birmingham, said: “South and City College Birmingham has a strong commitment to advancing equality, diversity and inclusion in everything we do and has championed this for very many years.
“We’re proud of our diverse profile of both staff and students and wholeheartedly support education and opportunities for all, regardless of background or prior achievement.
“Each year we support the Asian Business Chamber of Commerce Awards and it’s very apt for us to sponsor the Outstanding Diversity and Inclusion award this year. We wish all shortlisted entries the very best of luck”.
Mark Smith, executive director of business engagement from Aston University, who are sponsoring the Outstanding Business Woman of the Year award category, said: “We are delighted to be sponsor of the Outstanding Business Woman of the Year Award at the ABCC annual dinner and awards 2018.
“We are proud Patrons of the ABCC and have been for many years, and we recognise that the dinner is the highlight of the Asian business calendar in Birmingham. This year’s focus of diversity is particularly exciting for Aston, as we truly value and appreciate both the diverse nature of the Birmingham business environment and our own diversity of staff and students.
“Aston signed up to the Athena SWAN Charter in 2009, a programme that encourages and recognises commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine employment in higher education and research.
“Since then, the university has been awarded a Bronze award for achieving significant progress in encouraging and supporting women in academic careers in science and engineering, with two of our academic Schools receiving Silver status.
“So it’s clear to see that this award category really aligns with our own organisational diversity and strategy. We congratulate all the fantastic finalists in this exciting category and look forward to presenting the award on the night!”
West Midlands Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association have also confirmed their support as sponsors of the Overall Business of the Year.
Anjum Khan (pictured), director of the ABCC (pictured), said: “The annual dinner and awards tickets selling out has been the icing on the cake for a prosperous and successful year for the ABCC.
“Now we are looking forward to the event in November, which is set to be an evening of fantastic celebration of the business community and all of their achievements.”
There are only a few sponsorship opportunities remaining, please contact Anjum Khan; firstname.lastname@example.org