WABF appoints first full-time employee - 07-09-2010
The Woking Asian Business Forum (WABF) has appointed its first full-time employee.

Urshia Khan has joined as Community Outreach Officer and comes from a background of business and medicine.

A practising chiropractor and Woking resident, Ms Khan says: “I want people here to know there’s guidance and support available for Asians.

“And I want to be in the forefront of helping young people and women to know which avenues they can go down.

“We need to help with basics like spoken English, customer service skills and health and WABF will provide workshops to give women guidance on childcare and where they can leave their children safely, so they can go out and work.

“This is very close to my heart and I want people to hear about the Forum: I’ve lived here for seven years and didn’t know about it.”

WABF chairman, Shahid Azeem, says: “We’re really happy to have Urshia on board. It’s a very important step for us as we need someone with her vision and energy to help us take WABF forward.

“I know she’ll get the word out and help us to grow the membership to include Indians, Sri Lankans, Nepalese, Bangladeshis as well as the thriving Chinese community here in Woking.

“After all the aim of WABF is to help ethnic businesses to be included in the broader community and to thrive in health, education and business.”