SABA 2012 winners announced by C0q0R730


									13 December 2012
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               Winners announced at the 7th Annual Scottish Asian Business Awards
    Scottish Asian Business Awards presented by Bank of Scotland held in Glasgow on 12.12.12

On Wednesday night the 7th annual Scottish Asian Business Awards were held at the Thistle Hotel in
Glasgow. The event recognised the business achievements of Scottish Asian men and women.
Yasmin Mahmood, Operations Manager for the event organisers, Oceanic Consulting, said “each
year this event has gone from strength to strength. This year the competition was exceptionally
strong. We have some truly inspiring winners and finalists and they should all be incredibly proud of

The Awards were presented by Maryam Khan of Scott Rees & Co. Solicitors and Rupa Mooker,
Employment Law Specialist at MacRoberts. As well as a special appearance from Miss India Scotland
Rameet Kaur Sandhu who interviewed all the winners.

As well as recognising the achievements of Asian men and women at the forefront of their industries
the event raised over £4,000 for The British Asian Trust. Set up by the Prince of Wales, the charity
serves as a ‘social fund’ to support high impact charities within the areas of education, enterprise
and health. Since it was formed in 2009 the charity has helped over 350,000 people in Bangladesh,
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the UK.

The winners are:

Young Achiever of the Year sponsored by The Prince’s Trust Youth Business Scotland.

Usman Tariq, Advocate

Finalists: Umer Ashraf Malik (of iCafe)// Usman Tariq (Advocate)// Nimra Naeem & Mohammed
Samad (of Tollcross & Carntyne Dental Care// Ricky Singh (Team Singh)// Atif Afzal (The Gym Group).
Rising Star Award sponsored by Minuteman Press High Street

Usman Akram, Mercedes Benz Edinburgh

Finalists: Sam Akhtar (of My Nurseries)// Muhammad Sultan (of Charcoals)// Hamira Khan (of
Scottish Youth Parliament)// Usman Akram (Mercedez Benz Edinburgh)// Kishwar Sarwar (Tods
Franchisee of the Year sponsored by Coca Cola

Subway, Nabeed Ramzan

Finalists: The Creation Station (Amrit Bedi)// Subway (Nabeed Ramzan)// Chunky Chicken (Imran
Butt)// Papa Johns (Mohammad Zulfiqar Haidar & Iftikar Haider)// Wok to Walk (Fahim Baqir &
Amran Hakeem).

The Community Award

Habib Malik (of Islamic Relief)

Finalists: Habib Malik// Glasgow Ansar// The Central Gurdawar Singh Sabha// Amina MWRC.

Creative Mind 2012 presented by Saffron Events UK

Luqman Javaid & Zubair Malik (of Sugar Rush)

Finalists: Luqman Javair & Zubair Malik (of Sugar Rush)// Jiggy Majhu (of Ashoka Cookschool

New Business of the Year sponsored by KKMJ Chartered Accountants

Today’s Great Deal

Finalists: Ultimate Brow and Lash Bar// BK Gill Solicitors// Jalebi & Gelato/Cafe Haze// Sugar Rush//
Today’s Great Deal.

Small Business of the Year sponsored by Federation of Small Businesses

Insure Smart

Finalists: The Q Club// iCafe// Morale Home Furnishing UK// Insure Smart// Khan Autos.

Retail Business of the Year sponsored by DRB Solicitors

Imaginex Furniture & interiors
Finalists: Imaginex Furniture & Interiors// KRK Retail// Strawberry & Spice Gardens// Krush// JNR

Best Professional in Business presented by The Herald

Atif Bashir (of Smile Max Studio)

Finalists: Aamer Anwar (Aamer Anwar & Co.)// Atif Bashir (of Smile Max Studio)// Shabnam Hanif (of
Black & McCorry)// Asim Khan (of Ramsay Employment Law)// Dr. Sariya Akbar (of Maxwell Road

Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Strathclyde Police

Muzzaffar Yousaf

Businesswoman of the Year sponsored by Bank of Scotland
Dr. Rabinder Buttar

Finalists: Dr Rabinder Buttar// Naz Aksi// Sabrina Ali// Tasmina Sheikh// Shazia Saleem.

Businessman of the Year sponsored by Bank of Scotland

Tony Hussain

Finalists: Rav Singh// Dr.Siraj Ahmed// Puneet Gupta// Tony Hussain// Samrat Sarkar.

Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by Grant Thornton

Umer Ashraf Malik (of iCafe)

Finalists: Umer Ashraf Malik (of iCafe) // Ranjit Anderson (of Scoot Ltd)// Rita Ahmad-Poddar (of
Pepperment Studio).

Business of the Year sponsored by Carlton International

K A Javid & Co. Accountants

Finalists: K A Javid & Co. Accountants// PG Paper// Sash Time// Perfect Glazing Scotland Ltd//
Fairline Coaches.


For more information regarding the event or public relations contact campaign manager Yasmin
Mahmood on 0141 420 1333 or email

(notes to editors)
1. For further information on the Scottish Asian Business Awards please visit

2. Oceanic Consulting is the UK's leading ethnic promotions and
consulting company - website: Oceanic Consulting, are organising all
aspects of the Awards from the event management - including ticket sales and sponsorship - straight
through to the public and media relations aspects.

3. For more information on The British Asian Trust please visit their website:

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