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Amazing Line-up at ABCurry Club 13th September

The hugely popular ABCurry Club returns on Thursday 13th September 2012 at 5:30pm. Supported by HM Residential and AM Associates UK the event is being kindly hosted by The Excelsior Academy – Denton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 6AF.

Our next event is even more exciting as we focus on Anti-Social Behaviour - The Good, The Bad and The ABC. We will hear from confirmed keynote speakers including Police and Crime Commissioner candidate Phil Butler, Your Homes Newcastle’s John Lee and Nick Dodgson, ABC’s board member and former Police Area Commander Allan Curry, all joined by members of Excelsior staff and pupils. We will also be entertained by some splendid students showcasing their performing arts.

This is a unique opportunity to engage with some of the most prominent and influential people in the North East. All joined by members of the Asian and wider business community, with one common vision – to Connect, Support and Promote one another.

ABCurry Club is an informal yet informative social networking event, which is always oversubscribed. Previous Curry Clubs have heard from the likes of Hari Shukla ABC Patron, Roy Stanley Chair of BENE and Tanfield Group, Paul Callaghan Chair of ONE, Catherine McKinnell MP, Dave Anderson MP, Chi Onwurah MP, Councillors Nick Forbes and David Faulkner, Alastair MacColl – Chief Executive of Business and Enterprise Group, including prominent community and business leaders. We have worked with various organisations to make a truly positive economic impact, and these events help us to celebrate and share these innovative initiatives.

The Excelsior Academy’s creative catering team will be delighting you with a delicious Indian finger buffet. The food prepared and served in house is a must try, and will leave you questioning how school meals have progressed to such a la carte standard, especially in serving authentic mouth-watering Punjabi food.

As usual tickets are priced at only £10 with a proportion going to Charlie Bear for Cancer Care Charity. We will be hearing from the Charlie Bear team on the evening about their exciting Cyber Surgery Appeal which ABC is proud to be supporting.

Kindly confirm by return the number of tickets you require, as they won’t be available for very long.

You can either pay for the event by cheque made payable to “Asian Business Connexions” and post to 7A West Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9PT. Alternatively by BACS, the BACS detail are: Asian Business Connexions, Royal Bank of Scotland, sort code: 16-26-21, account number: 10344567. Please can you make sure your name is included on the back of the cheque or as the BACS payment reference.

Tickets are available on a strictly first come first paid basis.

Details of our guest speakers:

Phil Butler
Phil Butler served as a police officer for 30 years in Northumbria Police specialising in fraud, corruption and organised crime. He is the Conservative Candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner in the election on 15 November. Phil is honoured and privileged to speak at the September ABCurry Club on the subject of anti-social behaviour. He would like to talk with you about young people and how we as members of ABC can help steer them away from a life of crime. Let’s get kids off the streets, stop them drinking, taking drugs and get them involved in some healthy exercise and meaningful activities. He wants you to help him point them in the right direction and then let them get on with it and organise themselves. That’s why if Phil is elected he will appoint a ‘Young Person’s Police and Crime Commissioner’ to help him in this work. He looks forward to seeing you all on the night and finding out your views?

John P Lee OBE, Chief Executive, Your Homes Newcastle
John was appointed as Chief Executive for Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) in January 2004 having previously held a number of positions for Newcastle City Council since starting as a trainee Public Health Inspector in 1977. He has already steered the Arms Length Management Organisation that currently manages over 30,000 homes on behalf of Newcastle City Council, Leazes Homes and the Byker Community Trust through three Audit Commission inspections, the last one being in March 2008 achieving a 3 star ‘excellent’ rating.

Nick Dodgson, Tenancy Services Manager, Your Homes Newcastle
Nick is Tenancy Services Manager at Your Homes Newcastle with responsibility for tackling anti-social behaviour and management of serious rent arrears cases. Nick has 20 years’ experience working in the social housing field and has specialised in anti-social behaviour for the last 8 years, ensuring the company remains fully compliant with current legislation and YHN’s specialist anti-social behaviour team demonstrate best practice.

Allan Curry (Director)
Allan Curry recently retired from Northumbria Police. His previous five years have been spent as the Senior Police Officer with responsibility for Gateshead – Chief Superintendent Area Commander. In this role Alan was a lead officer within the Strategic Partnership as well as vice chair of the Community Safety Partnership. Key areas of work involved the development of the then pilot ‘Local Area Agreement’ and the negotiating of Local Public Service Agreements with GONE. Allan has considerable experience in project management and research work across a broad spectrum of subjects. He is well versed at operating at a strategic level with various agencies including Health and Probation. During his time at Gateshead Allan built up strong relationships with the Minority Ethnic Community and remains highly regarded by them to this day. In addition Allan currently holds positions as an independent Director with Norcare (third sector supported housing charity) and is an active steering group member of Asian Business Connexions.

Our Supporters –

HM Residential
HM Residential provide quality Property Management Services that are professional and cost-effective. As industry specialists and experts, HM residential know how to manage property for optimum performance, whilst ensuring smooth running tenancies, and compliance with the various landlord/tenant laws. Covering the whole of the North East, a tailored and customer focused services is consistently provided. We can cater from one property to a multi-property portfolio. We have a waiting list of vetted tenants, our property management package starts at a hugely competitive 5%.
We work closely with all agencies to ensure both our tenants and landlords receive a faultless industry led service. Check out or telephone 0191 272 7700 to see how HM Residential can take care of all your property needs.

AM Associates -
AM Associates UK are an experienced and trusted provider of Psychological and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Committed to providing exceptional client care their focus is to be the provider of choice for their customers. Working with insurance companies, employers, solicitors, and members of the public their innovative yet proven approach is based on best practice, and they strictly adhere to professional and medical guidelines. All of their highly skilled specialists are carefully vetted and selected. This approach ensures they are able to deliver upon exceptional standards and service levels. They also work closely with all of their team continuing professional development and maintaining the highest standards. Their guarantee is to consistently ensure they offer an effective, efficient, economic, and ethical service.
AM Associates have also developed a practical and innovative Resilience Training Programme that provides participants with the tools and techniques in improving wellbeing at work.
Contact Ross Phillips to see how they can help.

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