Community radio station Raaj FM has collected the Community Excellence Award at the Black Country Asian Business Association (BCABA) awards dinner.

Raaj FM broadcasts in Sandwell on 91.3FM and caters for the Punjabi Community with information and music.

Ninder Johal, chair of the BCABA, which takes in 2,750 businesses, said: “Despite everything it is reassuring to see that the Asian business community is still thriving.”

He outlined the partnerships BCABA has developed with the Black Country LEP and local authorities, and connections to the Manufacturing Advisory Service (WM) and UK Trade & Investment in finding ways of acting as a conduit.

In his speech Mr Johal also highlighted procurement and the need for up-skilling to counter the threat from the East.

Around 350 attended the awards dinner held at the Copthorne Hotel, Dudley, and marking the 10th anniversary of BCABA.

The event took place last weekend.

Sikh TV, a media partner at the event, will be broadcasting the event in the next few weeks.