A SPORTING teenager and a businesswoman are among Bradford nominees for this year's Asian Achievers Awards.

Kickboxer Harleen Kaur, 17, has been shortlisted for the Sports Personality Of The Year award while Manjit Wolstenholme, chairman of specialist lending firm Provident Financial, has been nominated for the Woman of the Year trophy.

Ms Kaur, who is a member of the Queensbury-based Jason Murray Martial Arts School, is a gold, silver and bronze medal winner at the World Championships last year.

She has spent this summer volunteering with a club called YFC in India, holding self-defence camps, visiting schools and coaching a youth team every evening for six weeks.

Ms Wolstenholme became chairman of Provident Financial which has its headquarters in Godwin Street, Bradford, in January 2014.

She previously spent 13 years in investment banking, including as co-head of investment banking at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and Partner at Gleacher Shacklock.

The awards recognise the outstanding work of South Asian individuals from across a wide spectrum of backgrounds and professions.

The winners will be announced on September 16 at a ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London