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Awards Joy for Asian Business

India Gates at BCABA AwardsA Wolverhampton graphic design agency has drawn on its business success to win a top Asian business award.

Art Design and Graphics, based in Penn Road in the city, was presented with the Asian Business of the Year Award 2004 at the third Black Country Asian Business Association (BCABA) Business Awards Dinner.

BCABA was set up in partnership with Black Country Chamber & Business Link three years ago with the specific aim of promoting and supporting Asian businesses within the sub-region.

Nearly 400 representatives from the Asian and Black Country business communities attended the event at Wolverhampton Racecourse, Dunstall Park . Rohit Talwar, a professional presenter on future strategies, innovation and change, was the guest speaker.

Art Design and Graphics was set up in 1990 by Kashor Kandato provide a complete design and print solution for clients throughout the UK .

The business employs two permanent designers and three freelancers to produce corporate literature and marketing materials for a range of clients, from small businesses to blue-chip organisations, which include East End Foods Plc, Imperial Snack Foods, and Jaguar Cars.

Mr Kanda said he was thrilled to be recognised by his business peers.

"When I first started the business 14 years ago, I faced the challenges of demonstrating a high level of creativity to potential clients, and fierce competition from hundreds of well-established West Midlands and London agencies.

"I am delighted to receive this award from such a respected business organisation, which is working hard to encourage other potential entrepreneurs within the Black Country Asian community to take up the challenge of being their own boss."

Five other Black Country Asian businesses were also presented with awards, for best business start-up, top young entrepreneur, community excellence and best business in Dudley & Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

Pete Rana, chairman of BCABA and managing director of West Bromwich based manufacturer Tansun Limited, commented:

"Our black tie awards dinner is the only annual event of its kind and size in the Black Country, and provides a plat form to celebrate top achieving Asian businesses.

"The award nominations we received this year were of a particularly high standard, and I congratulate all the winners on the business success they have achieved so far."

A Wolverhampton graphic design agency has drawn on its business success to win a top Asian business award.

Art Design and Graphics, based in Penn Road in the city, was presented with the Asian Business of the Year Award 2004 at the third Black Country Asian Business Association (BCABA) Business Awards Dinner.

BCABA was set up in partnership with Black Country Chamber & Business Link three years ago with the specific aim of promoting and supporting Asian businesses within the sub-region.

Nearly 400 representatives from the Asian and Black Country business communities attended the event at Wolverhampton Racecourse, Dunstall Park . Rohit Talwar, a professional presenter on future strategies, innovation and change, was the guest speaker.

Art Design and Graphics was set up in 1990 by Kashor Kandato provide a complete design and print solution for clients throughout the UK .

The business employs two permanent designers and three freelancers to produce corporate literature and marketing materials for a range of clients, from small businesses to blue-chip organisations, which include East End Foods Plc, Imperial Snack Foods, and Jaguar Cars.

Mr Kanda said he was thrilled to be recognised by his business peers.

"When I first started the business 14 years ago, I faced the challenges of demonstrating a high level of creativity to potential clients, and fierce competition from hundreds of well-established West Midlands and London agencies.

"I am delighted to receive this award from such a respected business organisation, which is working hard to encourage other potential entrepreneurs within the Black Country Asian community to take up the challenge of being their own boss."

Five other Black Country Asian businesses were also presented with awards, for best business start-up, top young entrepreneur, community excellence and best business in Dudley & Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

Pete Rana, chairman of BCABA and managing director of West Bromwich based manufacturer Tansun Limited, commented:

"Our black tie awards dinner is the only annual event of its kind and size in the Black Country, and provides a plat form to celebrate top achieving Asian businesses.

"The award nominations we received this year were of a particularly high standard, and I congratulate all the winners on the business success they have achieved so far."

Business Start-Up Award: Atwal & Kooner Ltd trading as India Gates

The Atwal and Kooner family started out in 2003 as complete novices to the hospitality trade and has worked hard to make thier restaurant, India Gates, in Mount Pleasant in the Bilston area of Wolverhampton a success in a very competitive field.

Now employing 12 people, the business has ambitious plans for the future, including the expansion of the restaurant to include a function hail, a proposal for a residential development and a second restaurant.

Express and Star - 13th / 27th September 2004

Sikh Times - 23rd September 2004

Birmingham Post - 13th September 2004