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Arshad Chaudhry is the Chairman and founder of the Asian Business Development Network, now known as ABDN. A dynamic professional with a passion for ICT, he is a director and senior consultant to the HCA Group of accountancy practices. He developed the HCA Group from humble beginnings 33 years ago to a regional practice. The Group is a multi skilled organisation specialising in tax mitigation strategies. It also includes FMP, a corporate finance company. Arshad was Group Internal Auditor for the Burton Group (now called Arcadia Plc). He is a director of the Partnership Investment Fund and has been on the boards of several institutions in the Region. Arshad helped setup CHEL, a flagship inner city regeneration company and was its Chair for a number of years. He has been a director of the Leeds Chamber, The Leeds TEC and a governor of the Leeds College of Technology. He is keen to develop international trading links and has recently led UKTI sponsored trade missions to India and Pakistan.

Arshad is in The Power 100 for Yorkshire & The Humber for the second year running as the 100 most influential and powerful people in the region.
"Energetic Accountant Arshad Chaudhry is forging International Trading links with India and Pakistan."

Arshad was appointed non-executive director of Business Link Yorkshire on 1 October 2009.

Three passions have governed my life: 
The longings for love, the search for knowledge, 
And unbearable pity for the suffering of humankind.

With equal passion I have sought knowledge. 
I have wished to understand the hearts of people. 
I have wished to know why the stars shine.

Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens, 
But always pity brought me back to earth; 
Cries of pain reverberated in my heart 
Of children in famine, of victims tortured 
And of old people left helpless. 
I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot, 
And I too suffer.

This has been my life; I found it worth living.


For over 33 years we have been serving the business community in Yorkshire with the best in accountancy, management and financial services. Our name has stood for Integrity, Stability, Quality and Excellence.

When we began we believed our clients deserved the best, we still do, and we always will.

Arshad's profile:
Trainee Chartered Accountant Dawson Brown & Co Chartered Accountants
Group Internal Auditor Burton Group Plc 1976-1980 (now Arcadia plc)
Managing Partner Huque Chaudhry Associates - Accountants 1980 to 2003
Managing Director Yorkshire Audit Bureau Ltd Chartered Accountants 1992 to 2003
Managing Director Dawson Brown & Co Ltd Chartered Accountants 1994 to 2000
Managing Director Tax Centres Ltd 1997 to 2003
Managing Director Spirit Resource Ltd 2004 to date; ICT company.
Managing Director Financial Management Partnership Ltd; Corporate Finance company
Managing Director Spirit Investments Ltd 2004 to date; Technology Park.
Senior Consultant HCA Group of Chartered Accountants 2003 to date.
Managing Director HCA Arshad Chaudhry Ltd Chartered Accountants 2007 to date.

Non exec roles and awards 
Founder Director of CHEL 1987 to 1991 (inner city regeneration with DTI support)
Chairman CHEL Board 1988 to 1991
Director Leeds TEC Ltd 1993 to 2001
Director/Council Member Leeds Chamber of Commerce & Industry 1995 to 2000
Governor Northern School of Contemporary Dance 1995/96
Governor Bankside School 1994.
Director/Chairman Leeds Training Direct Ltd 1997 to 1999
Chairman/President Asian Business Development Network Ltd 1997 to date
Award for Services to the business community by the Asian Business Institute in Manchester 2001 and Male Professional of the Year
Member Business in the Community Diversity Leadership Team 2002 to 2004.
Member Leeds Economy Partnership 2001 to 2002.
Member Leeds Chamber Council 2002 to 2006.
Director Partnership Investment Fund 2003 to date
Governor Leeds College of Technology 2004 to 2006.
Included in the Yorkshire  Power 100 2009, 2010 and 2011 as one of the 100 most powerful and influential people in Yorkshire.
Appointed non executive Director of Business Link Yorkshire on 1 October 2009.
Appointed Visiting Lecturer and Member Advisory Board Leeds Met University 2009 to date
Member Advisory Board Common Purpose Yorkshire.
Member Advisory Board Enterprise Europe Yorkshire.
Member International Business Group Board.
Diversity Award - Yorkshire Society 2009. Lifetime Achievement Award - Hamara 2010

Client Accolades:

"Arshad is part of our team and has really helped us put our finances into perspective."
John Richards

"With the help of your services, our company has been restructured with a better management structure and is now more receptive to change."
M Zafar

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The Jaguar XF launch with Lord Digby & Jaguar MD
With the Jaguar MD & Empire MD
Signing trade agreement at Board of Investment
The journey starts
The journey starts

Arshad Chaudhry Strategic Solutions

Roundhay Chambers Leeds LS8 5AN England

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