The Scottish Minority Ethnic Achievement Awards 2009

Team 11 are delighted to announce details of the much awaited annual Scottish Minority Ethnic Achievement Awards.

The Hilton Glasgow Hotel will host this dazzling evening of recognition and celebration on the 25th June 2009. The awards ceremony will comprise of a champagne reception, followed by a sumptuous five course meal, spectacular entertainment and speeches by eminent dignitaries. The ceremony will be televised by Sony Entertainment Television Asia.

The contributions made by Minority Ethnic Communities are invaluable to the economic, social and cultural development of Scotland. The annual Scottish Minority Ethnic Achievement Awards are designed to recognise and celebrate these significant contributions. This prestigious awards ceremony offers a platform to showcase, highlight and reward organisations and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution in their respective fields. From dynamic young entrepreneurs to well-established veterans, Minority Ethnic businesses continue to make an impact on Scotland’s economic success.

These awards are unique as they also take cognisance of the many facets that contribute to the social fabric of Scotland; recognising and celebrating the valuable work carried out in the areas of youth and community and its impact on achieving social and cultural cohesion.

Last years Awards, hosted by STV presenter Bernard Ponsonby, were an outstanding success attracting over 500 high profile guests including iconic figures representing an array of disciplines from business and politics to sports and showbiz.

“It was an honour to be asked to present the 2008 Scottish Minority Ethnic Achievement Awards. The Awards offer a wonderful opportunity to raise the profile of Scotland’s Minority Ethnic Community and celebrate the immense talent, innovation and ingenuity that it enjoys.” Bernard Ponsonby

Previous winners include: Trespass; Satty Singh (Mr Singh’s India and Mearns Castle Golf Academy); Lyn Brad (Lister Pharmaceuticals); Mother India Group; Awaz FM; Positive Action in Housing; Gurjit Singh; YCSA; Dundee International Women’s Centre; Ethnic Minority Enterprise Centre.

Nominations are now open and flooding in for the 2009 Scottish Minority Ethnic Achievement Awards. Nomination forms are available online at, or in print in Awaz Newspaper. Post your completed nomination forms to Team 11 or alternatively nominate your choices online via the website. Nominations close on Friday 12th June 2009.

Anela Anwar, Chief Executive of Team 11, said, “The Scottish Minority Ethnic Achievement Awards 2009 will champion Minority Ethnic talent from across Scotland and bring together individuals, communities and businesses from a wide array of fields.”

For further information please contact Team 11 on 0141 404 2832 or email

Event: The Scottish Minority Ethnic Achievement Awards 2009
Venue: The Hilton Glasgow Hotel, 1 William Street, Glasgow G3 8HT
Date: Thursday 25th June 2009
Time: 18:30 till late.

Region: All
Start Date: 25/06/2009
End Date: 25/06/2009
Start Time: 18.30
Press Tickets: Not Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
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Name: Anela Anwar
Phone: 0141 404 2832