Nominations open on 1 August 2011 for the sixth annual Scottish Asian Business Awards

Nominations open on 1 August 2011 for the sixth annual Scottish Asian Business Awards

The Scottish Asian Business Awards are dedicated to recognising and celebrating the success and entrepreneurial spirit of the Scottish Asian Business Community in all its facets. The Awards honour the determination, hard work and personal achievements of the Scottish Asian Business men and women at the forefront of their industries.

Nominations for the Scottish Asian Business Awards open 1 August and are accepted until 31 October 2011. Nomination forms for the Awards are available online at

Individual and business candidates are being sought in the following nine categories: Young Achievement Award, Small Business of the Year, Franchisee of the Year, Business of the Year, the Community Award, Businessman of the Year, Businesswoman of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, and Entrepreneur of the Year.

The winners will be recognised at the annual awards ceremony, taking place on the November 23rd at the Thistle Hotel in Glasgow. The glamorous black tie event celebrates the fortitude, resilience and innovation of individuals and businesses.

Yasmin Mahmood, Business Development Manager with Event Organisers Oceanic Consulting said: “The Scottish Asian Business Awards provide the opportunity for the top entrepreneurs from the Asian business community in Scotland to be recognised and for others to be inspired by their achievements. Since 2006 the Awards have captured the multi-cultural spirit of Scotland and highlight the talent and achievements of those who are pioneers in the industry.

“Thanks to the entrepreneurs that have graced the finalist shortlists and the winners’ podium the reputation of the awards has flourished; each year the competition intensifies and I once again look forward to meeting the nominees of the highest caliber.”

Now in their sixth year, the Scottish Asian Business Awards boasts an array of extremely successful past winners. These include: Akmal and Afzal Khushi of Trespass, who took over their father’s business in 1977 (Business Brothers of the Year Award 2010); Poonam Gupta of PG Paper, one of Scotland’s biggest exporters (Businesswoman of the Year Award 2009), Mr Azeem Ibrahim (Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2008), MP Mohammad Sarwar (Lifetime Achievement Award 2007) and Dr Rabinder Buttar, president and founder of ClinTec (Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007).

Address for nominations:
The Scottish Asian Business Awards
Oceanic Studios
Polar House
20 Darnley Street
G41 2SE
Or e-mail:

Nominations close on Monday 31 October 2011

Region: All
Start Date: 23/11/2011
End Date: 23/11/2011
Start Time: 18:30 to 23:00
Venue: Thistle Hotel
Venue Address: Cambridge Street
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Available
Press Tickets:
Name: Angie Bennett
Phone: 0141 4201333