MORE than 30 Bradford companies are in the running for the English Asian Business Awards 2019 being held next month.

The finalists have been revealed after a nationwide public nomination process ahead of the 8th annual awards.

The awards are designed to celebrate the achievements of English Asian businesses, professionals and entrepreneurs and their continued hard work and dedication.

The 8th English Asian Business Awards will be held at the Piccadilly Mercure Hotel in Manchester on June 14.

Categories this year include Business Woman of the Year, Micro Business of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Family Run Business.

The awards are organised by Oceanic Consulting, the UK’s leading ethnic consulting and promotions organisation.

Irfan Younis, CEO of Oceanic Consulting said: “The English Asian Business Awards, now in their 8th year, are always a brilliant night that bring together some of the best and most accomplished people from the English business community for a night of reward and recognition.

"All finalists should feel immensely proud of themselves as they beat out some brilliant competition to get shortlisted. I’m looking forward to a fantastic night at a ceremony which acts as a platform to thank those who work hard to deliver exceptional services and products to their clients and inspire other Asians to thrive in their fields."

The local finalists are: Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Wasiq Khan & Khalid Thabet of Sign n Print; Outstanding Achievement: Nasar Hussain of itc; Law Firm of the Year: Harris Solicitors and SBG Solicitors; Contribution to Law: Basharat Ali of Schofield Sweeney; Business Professional of the Year: Razia Jogi of Switalskis Solicitors; Wholesaler of the Year: ICS (UK) Ltd, P&B Foods Ltd and Lubna Foods Ltd; Best Food Establishment: Mr T’s and MyLahore; Food Business of the Year: Regal Food Products Group; Food Entrepreneur of the Year: Kamran Mughal of Aagrah in Shipley; Impact Business of the Year: Pegasus Motor Insurance; International Business of the Year: Maharaja Textiles; Family Run Business of the Year: Mother Hubbards; Best Marketed Business: A Kahn Design; Malik House Business Centres; WR Car Sales; Best Professional in Business: Amir Hussain of Yeme Architects; Rajeev Dewedi of Rajeev Accountants; Nasreen Karim and Platinum Partnership Solicitors; Retail Business of the Year: The Car Empire, Ice Stone Gelato and Janan Luxury Fashion; Small Retail Business of the Year: Steelis Workwear, Maysa, Unique, Burooj and Niche Motor Co; Small Business of the Year: Prity Hair, Beauty & Spa and Mr Ink; Power Business of the Year: Regal Food Products Group; Boutique Business of the Year: Atrium Financial; and Convenience Retailer of the Year: Bierley Superstore & Post Office.