As members of FAB, YABA are supporting this important trade mission to India, which is taking place now until 30th November. The aim is to ultimately platform and prioritise the Northern Powerhouse offer to India, creating a special and direct partnership with their most progressive states.

Why India? India is the second largest country in the world by population, the world’s largest democracy and the second largest English speaking nation in the world. Recording an annual average growth rate of 7.5% from 2004 to 2013, India’s economy is now growing faster than China’s. The country’s economy is also set to exceed the size of the UK economy in the next few years and is forecast to be the 7th largest economy in the world by 2019.

India’s new government is committed to pursuing economic growth and steps by the NDA government such as the “Make in India”, “Digital India” “Skill India” and “Smart Cities” and various business friendly reforms have created a positive business environment in the country. India’s growth is largely driven by domestic demand, fuelled by a rapidly growing middle class. It is an important market for UK goods and services, including consumer products.


The National Apprenticeship Service is launching a vacancies campaign with a new higher and degree apprenticeship listing. It showcases thousands of quality vacancies from over 40 high profile employers. Over 3000 current and forthcoming higher and degree apprenticeships are featured from some of the UK’s biggest and best employers. From the RAF to the BBC, Nestle to Rolls Royce, Santander to Siemens, and Royal Mail to Transport for London.

From Wednesday at 10am the listing will be available on GOV.UK complete with roles, salaries, locations, application links and more.


In partnership with KPMG, Huddersfield Business School have organised an innovation digital disruption growth networking event on Thursday 30th November 2017, 5:30pm – 7pm at the KPMG offices on Sovereign Street Leeds LS1 4DA.

Find out how partnering with Huddersfield Business School can help you simplify the challenges faced by SMEs.

Register now: hudbusinessschoolsmes.eventbrite.co.uk


Are you a new business (under 3 years old) who has ambition to grow? Or do you have an idea for a new business and are looking to start up in the Leeds City Region?

The ERDF AD:VENTURE programme provides funded business support and expertise to develop eligible young businesses with an ambition to grow. The support programme includes access to masterclasses, peer-to-peer learning opportunities and expert one-to-one advice.

Practical Business Planning

Improve your knowledge of business strategy, learn how to identify your market, conduct financial projections, design and implement your business plan.

Monday 27th November, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Charles Eames Room, D Mill, Dean Clough, Halifax, HX3 5AX

Facilitators: Suneel Kunamaneni and Alfred Chinta

Find out more and register here.

Becoming an Effective Leader

Explore leadership styles, communication, managing change, problem solving, decision making and people management.

Tuesday 28th November and Tuesday 5th December, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Leeds Digital Hub, No. 1 Leeds, 26 Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS12 1BE

Facilitators: Lorraine Goodhand and Dave Bassett

Find out more and register here.

Further masterclasses will take place in early 2018. The AD:VENTURE team at Leeds Beckett University are: Claire Muir, Project Officer; Naomi Colhoun, Project Officer; Christine Robinson, Project Manager. We can be contacted via email on adventure@leedsbeckett.ac.uk and telephone on 0113 812 4860.


Kala Sangam and Pictureville Cinema at the National Science and Media Museum unite to work in a rare partnership, bringing the world-class classical violinist Dr. L. Subramaniam to Yorkshire for the first time in over twenty years.

Dr. L. Subramaniam trained in medicine in India with Bradford based Kala Sangam founder Dr Geetha Upadhyaya, but has never been up here to play. This performance is a historical event that will be forever remembered as a milestone for Yorkshire. The performance covers over 200 recordings he has produced and performed, some of which were collaborations with legends in both Indian and Western music including Yehudi Menuhin, Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock.

Dr. L. Subramaniam also brings outstanding Mridangam and Tabla performers Dhulipala Srirama Murthy (Mridangam) and Tanmoy Bose (Tabla) for this one-off event. Between them, they have won Grammy Awards and have composed music for classical orchestras, ballets and award-winning feature films. World famous Bollywood singer Mrs Kavita Krishnamurthy Subramaniam will be making a special guest appearance at the event to perform a welcome song. The recipient of four Filmfare Best Female Playback Singer Awards, this rare opportunity to see Mrs Kavita Krishnamurthy Subramaniam perform is yet another reason to grab a ticket for this must-see concert.

Date: Saturday 25 November    Time: 7pm   Duration: 2 hours (including interval)

Please click here to book or for more information.

Become a Member

There are many benefits of joining YABA, from brand building to international opportunities, reaching new audiences and networking business-to-business. To find out more about YABA or to become a member please contact sharon@yaba.uk.com or visit our website.

For any observations, comments or further information please do not hesitate to contact me

Kind Regards,

Amarjit Singh

Chairman of Yorkshire Asian Business Association

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