Nominees for 8th annual Scottish Asian Business Awards are revealed

Nominees for 8th annual Scottish Asian Business Awards are revealed

After receiving thousands of nominations from all over the country, the finalists for the Scottish Asian Business Awards presented by Bank of Scotland have been announced.

The awards recognise the success and achievements of Scotland’s Asian business men and women. The event has become a highlight in the Scottish Business calendar and is attended by the biggest names in Scottish business and politics and this year will be no exception.

Over 500 people will attend the glittering ceremony, now in its eighth year, which takes place at the Thistle Hotel, Glasgow on Wednesday, December 11.

As well as recognising the achievements of Asian men and women at the forefront of their industries the event will be raising money for The Well Foundation. Set up in 2008, The Well Foundation aims to raise money to build wells, install hand pumps and establish health and sanitation programs to provide accessible clean water to the stricken regions of the world.

Yasmin Mahmood, Operations Director at event organisers Oceanic Consulting, said “Each year we see the rise of new entrepreneurs, young achievers and those businessmen and woman that continuously thrive to excel, making worthy contenders. There are some truly inspirational individuals in all of our categories, and we would also like to congratulate all of the finalists.”

Whilst the Lifetime Achievement Award stays under wraps, finalists for the other categories are:

Young Achiever of the Year
Atif Afzal (Personal Trainer)
Natasha Ahmed (Fabulosity Boutique)
Madiha Iqbal (Glam Salon)
Wasim Arshad (Funky Booth)
Abid Nawaz (ABY Autos)

Rising Star Award
Faroque Hussain (Police Scotland)
Muhammed Sultan (Charcoals)
Asiyah Ali (Lambert Smith Hampton)
Urfan Dar (Beltrami & Co.)
Aqeel Ajazi (Shell)

Franchisee of the Year
Asif, Atif & Javed Akhtar (Cartridge World)
Mohammed Zulfikar Haidar & Mohammed Iftikhar Haidar (Papa Johns)
Humza Din (iCafe)

Community Award
Gurdwara – Southside Glasgow
Dr. Nadeem Siddique

Family Run Business
Khan Auto’s
Atta Jewellers
Insure Smart
Bonanza Scotland
Family Favourites

New Business of the Year
Wonder World
Supper Soccer
Platinum Polish
Exhale Lounge
Vu Eyecare

Small Business of the Year
Little Things
Blue Canyon
Big Licks
Kohli Travels
Titan IT

Retail Business of the Year
Imagines Furniture & Interiors
Bismillah City Spice Shop
Delicious Bakers
Furniture Warehouse

Best Professional in Business
Dr. Asid Khan (The Dental Studio)
Khalid Javid (K.A Javid & Co.)
Urfan Moughal (KKMJ)
Ghulam Nabi (Ahmed & Nabi McMullen)
Jelina Rahman (JR Rahman Solicitors)

Businesswoman of the Year
Asha Bains (Kamasutra)
Naz Aksi (Ashoka Westend)
Tahera Sharif (Baby Bond)
Arti Poddar (Sterling Care Homes)
Roma Pahuja (Nisha’s Enterprises)

Businessman of the Year
Ameen Mirza (AHY Group)
Tarak Ramzan (Quiz Clothing)
Khwaja Abkar Mir (Mir Housing Support Services Ltd)
Sukvinder Singh (Gold Brothers)
Dil Srivastava (NCS)

Entrepreneur of the Year
Abid Faqir
Sunita Podar
Shaf Rasul

Business of the Year
Apollo Foods
The Q Club
Premier Housewares
Perfect Glazing Scotland Ltd
Silicon Group

Region: All
Start Date: 11/12/2013
End Date: 11/12/2013
Start Time: 18:30
Venue: Thistle Hotel
Venue Address: Cambridge Street
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