2010 Winners

  • Young Achiever of the Year

    This award recognises an entrepreneur who has achieved business success at a young age. Through determination and grit they have demonstrated age is not a barrier to business success. Open to anyone under the age of 30.

    Winner: Young Achiever of the Year Shafia Amdjadi of Think BookKeeper and Mark Strudwick, Chief Executive of PSYBT.

  • Small Business of the Year

    This award recognises a non retail business that continues to grow, while remaining true to its small enterprise role. Open to businesses with less than 10 employees.

    Winner: Abdul Ghani Malik and Imran Malik, business partners in Strawberry and Spice Gardens won Small Business of the Year. Jeff Soal Senior Partner at EUmaan Capital Partners who presented the award.

  • Business of the Year

    This award recognises the enterprise that has come on leaps and bounds over the last year and thus unequivocally dominated its corner of the market.

    Winner: Andrena Murdoch Senior Partner at Clydesdale Bank presented NCS with the Business of the Tear Award accepted on behalf of NCS by Tony Quinn, Telecommunications Consultant.

  • Franchisee of the Year

    This award recognises individuals among us who have taken on, managed and successfully expanded a franchise. This award is open to non Scottish brands however the franchisee must be Scottish registered.

    Winner: Yousuf Haider of Business Asia presented Haj Atwal of Subway with the Franchisee of the Year Award.

  • Community Award

    The Community Award recognises that success cannot be measured in monetary terms alone. Positively impacting lives and making a tangible difference is in itself is a vast accomplishment. Those achievements which leave a legacy of positive change to carry forward into the future should therefore be held in the highest esteem.

    Winner: Faiza Baqir accepted the Community Award on behalf of The Well Foundation, presented by Assistant Chief Constable Ruaraidh Nicolson of Strathclyde Police.

  • Businesswoman of the Year

    This award recognises an exceptional individual who is not only an ambassador for woman and ethnic minorities but an inspiration to all in the business world.

    Winner: Dr. Mohammed Ahmed of Sculpta presented Tasmina Sheikh of Hamilton Burns with the Businesswoman of the Year Award.

  • Businessman of the Year

    This award recognises a businessman whose actions and accomplishments are an inspiration to us all.

    Winner: (On the left) Akmal Khushi and Afzal Khushi Directors of Trespass won the Business Brothers of the Year Award presented by Graeme Mitchell partner at MacRoberts (centre).

  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    Recognises an extremely dedicated individual who has experienced the highs and lows of business – emerging at the top of their game and furthermore, has positively contributed to their community.

    Winner: Bhopinder Purewal won the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the First Minister Alex Salmond.

  • Business of the Year

    This award recognises the enterprise that has come on leaps and bounds over the last year and thus unequivocally dominated its corner of the market.

    Winner: Entreprenuer of the Year Dr. Rita Ahmad and Geaorge McCrocken, partner at Grant Thornton who presented her with the award.