Winners are revealed for the 15th Scottish Asian & Business Awards 2022
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Some of the top professionals and businesses from the Scottish Asian community were awarded for their ingenuity and achievements.
The event took place on Monday, December 19, at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow where more than 350 of the most remarkable Scottish Asians were gathered together to celebrate their success.
The Scottish Asian & Business Awards were held to recognise a wide range of achievements from Asian individuals across Scotland who positively impact business, charity, sport, arts, culture, education and medicine.
The event personified the spirit of the Asian-Scots community. The night was one of inspiration with the range of finalists reflecting the sheer number of Scottish industries with Asian impact and presence. Categories range from Rising Star in Law, Small Business of the Year to Spirit of Scotland.
A Spokesperson for the Scottish Asian & Business Awards 2022 said: “We would like to congratulate all winners and finalists awarded at the 15th Scottish Asian & Business Awards 2022.
“We commend the entrepreneurial spirit, dedication, personal and professional achievements and the huge contributions Scottish Asians have achieved in their respective industries.
“The evening was one of absolute talent and inspiration. Scotland’s Asian Business community are the perfect role models for future generations of aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals. Thank you to our finalists and winners for a truly memorable evening!”
With 15 years of experience, Oceanic Consulting host annual award ceremonies in major English, Scottish and Irish cities. Campaigns include the Curry Awards, Asian Business, Asian Food, British Muslim, British Indian and Britain’s Asian Wedding Awards.
Winners for the 15th Scottish Asian & Business Awards 2022 are as follows:
Community Retailer of the Year: Nads Store (Carluke)
Achievement in Civil Service: Gurjit Singh (The Scottish Government, Glasgow)
Asian Food Retailer of the Year: Strawberry Graden Cash & Carry (Glasgow)
Retail Business of the Year: Glasgow Cakes (Glasgow)
Charity Project of the Year: Milan (Edinburgh)
Restaurant of the Year: Steak Inn (Glasgow)
Makeup Artist of the Year: Faiza Baqir MUA (Motherwell)
Rising Star In Law: Amina Mahmood (CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, Dunfermline)
Young Achiever of the Year: Amina Amin (MacRoberts LLP, Glasgow)
Franchisee of the Year: Naveed Sarwar & EhsanUl-Haq (Pepes, Aberdeen)
One To Watch Award: Omar Afzal (Omar Afzal Consulting, Glasgow)
Corporate Rising Star of the Year: Sathpal Singh (NatWest Group, Edinburgh)
Business Achievement of the Year: easyStorage Scotland (Edinburgh)
New Business of the Year: Shinwari (Edinburgh)
The Bashir Ahmed Community Initiative of the Year: Boots and Beards (Glasgow)
Business Professional of the Year: Uzma Khan (University of Glasgow, Glasgow)
Rising Star in Business: Shezad Ashaq (Wylie & Bisset, Glasgow)
Best in Law : Hamaira Aslam(Burness Paull LLP, Edinburgh)
Scot of the Year: Aamer Anwar
Home Business of the Year: SparkAShisha (Glasgow)
Politician of the Year: Anas Sarwar (Edinburgh)
Influencer of the Year: Annie M Blackley (Falkirk)
Independent Hardware Store of the Year: Home Design (Motherwell)
Convenience Retailer of the Year: Atwal Stores (Dumfries)
Small Business of the Year: Instaglam Studio (Glasgow)
SME Business of the Year: Mhouse Business Solutions (Motherwell)
Spirit of Scotland: Nabeel Arshad (NHS, Glasgow)
Business Leader of the Year: Jawad Khursheed (HVS, Glasgow)
The Abid Bashir Entrepreneur of the Year: Addy Mohammed (Simple Online Healthcare, Glasgow)
Outstanding Business of the Year: Greens Retail (Kirkcaldy)
Best Professional in Business: Raees Khan (Khan Law, Glasgow)
Fashion Boutique of the Year: Rabab’s Boutique (Glasgow)
Persona of the Year: Dr Punam Krishan (BBC Scotland, Glasgow)
Best in Education: Lubna Nasir (CRUK Beatson Institute, Glasgow)
Woman of the Year: Devi Sridhar (Edinburgh University, Edinburgh)
Medical Leaders of the Year: Kamaljit Khalsa (NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow)