Amazing Abz Scoops National Business Award

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Bablake pupil, Abz Navsarka, has been named Young Achiever of the Year at the National English Asian Business Awards.

Abz won the award due to the huge success of his business, Abz came up with the idea for his Dessert Van after taking part in a school charity challenge in Food Technology. Abz said, “Our teacher gave us £20 each and I thought I would do some sort of dessert offering. I put together a dessert buffet with crepes and cookies and it raised £200.” 

After this initial success, he gained the confidence to take his idea even further and found that there was nothing like his concept anywhere on the market. With help from his family, he set up his Dessert Van and has been a big hit in Coventry, especially at the Bablake Sports Social where his fellow pupils qued up for a taste of his famous 'Freakshakes' and 'Freak Waffles'.

His success at the recent awards is even more impressive as Abz is not only the youngest person to ever win this award, at the age of 12, he is also the youngest person to ever be nominated.

"It’s amazing to see that my idea for a mobile dessert parlour has become such a huge hit. I speak to many people who have become inspired by my story. Business is easy people make it hard, find something you love and make it better."

We wish Abz every success with his business and hope to see Dessert Van back at school very soon!

Abz with his famous waffles! (Photo from

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