Ethnic Minority Business Awards in Liverpool

PUBLISHED: 12:59 17 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:11 20 February 2013

Guests at the event including minister of state Phil Woolas, actor Nitin Ganatra and Reverend Justin Welby

Guests at the event including minister of state Phil Woolas, actor Nitin Ganatra and Reverend Justin Welby

Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral provided a magnificent setting for the 2010 Ethnic Minority Business Awards.

Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral provided a magnificent setting for the 2010 Ethnic Minority Business Awards. The Pagoda Youth Orchestra and the Sing Out Gospel Choice entertained the hundreds of guests who turned out to celebrate the achievement of contributions made by ethnic minority individuals and businesses to the region's economy.

BBC North West Tonight presenter, Ranvir Singh, announced seven category winners along with Eastenders star Nitin Ganatra including the overall winning entry from Dr Sylvia Sham, a founder of the Wai Yin Chinese Women Society in Manchester. The organisation was formed through the needs of women in her own community experiencing domestic violence and family breakdown.

A special humanitarian award was presented to consultant plastic surgeon Waseem Saeed, from Hale, in recognition of the work he and colleagues from UK-Med undertook amidst the devastation of the earthquake in Haiti. The awards are supported by the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) and are delivered in partnership with the EMBF Board.

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