2012 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.

    Winner: L-R: Winner Usman Tariq award presented by Heather Gray, Director of The Prince's Trust Scotland

  • Rising Star Award

    This award recognises a dedicated individual who works within a business and has strived to maximise opportunities and has strategically helped the business move forward and gain competitive advantage.

    Winner: L-R: Presented by Habeel Tariq, Owner of Minuteman Press to Usman Akram

  • Franchisee of the Year

    This award recognises individuals among us who have taken on, managed and successfully expanded a franchise.

    Winner: L-R: Presented by Ken Cameron, Wholesale Manager of Coca Cola to Nabeed Ramzan, Subway.

  • 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: L-R: Accepted by Afia Aslam on behalf of Habib Malik, Islamic Relief, presented by Ken Cameron, Wholesale Manager of Coca Cola

  • Creative Mind (wild card category for 2012)

    An individual or group of people who have successfully delivered a project with their "out of the box" thinking. Bringing something different to the market has not only made this project a success but also left a lasting impact. This could be a project or a business venture

    Winner: L-R: Winner Zubair Malik award presented by Hassan Anwar, Director of Saffron Events UK

  • New Business of the Year

    This award is for a business which has been successfully operating and was set up despite the negativity that exists in the current climate.

    Winner: L-R: Presented by Urfan Moughal , Managing Partner of KKMJ to Anshu Chandra

  • Small Business of the Year

    This award recognises a business that continues to grow, while remaining true to its small enterprise role.

    L-R: Shaun Pearson, presented by Rory McKail, West of Scotland Chairman of Federation of Small Businesses, Mazhar Salim and Amir Salim

  • Retail Business of the Year

    This award recognises a successful retailer who has managed to sustain a business within the retail sector. This may involve one store or multiple stores.

    Winner: L-R: Winner Aazim Javed of Imaginex, award presented by Depak Bali, DRB Solicitors, Mohsin Majeed

  • Best Professional in Business

    The best professional business rewards an individual from the professional sector who has successfully created and executed a business successfully making the transition into the Business World. This includes dentists, opticians, accountancy practices and veterinarian.

    Winner: L-R: Presented by Ian MacConnell, Business Editor of The Herald to Atif Bashir of Smile Max Studio

  • Entrepreneur of the Year

    This award brings to light the incredible achievements of an individual whose entrepreneurial spirit, and drive, has propelled them to success. This person will also lead and set examples to others and show that boundaries must be pushed at all times to achieve success regardless of the hurdles.

    Winner: L-R: Presented by Vishal Chopra, Director of Grant Thornton to Umer Ashraf Malik

  • 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: L-R: Presented by Philip Weiser, CEO of Carlton International to Khalid Javid of K.A Javid & Co. Accountants

    Businessman of the Year

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

    Winner: L-R: Winner Tony Hussain award presented by Graham Blair, Area Director North of Scotland Bank of Scotland

    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: L-R: Presented by Donna Kerr Roscoe, Senior Manager Business Development Bank of Scotland to Dr. Rabinder Buttar

    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: L-R: Presented by Superintendent Kirk Kinnell of Strathclyde Police to Mazaffar Yousaf