Winners are revealed for 14th Scottish Asian & Business Awards 2019

Some of the best professionals and businesses received an award for their achievements over the last year at the 14th Scottish Asian & Business Awards 2019. 32 finalists across Scotland were crowned winners. The event took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow on Wednesday 18th December 2019.

#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 Chhokar Family Legacy Spirit of Scotland in honour of Surjit Singh Chhokar.

The Scottish Asian & Business Awards 2019 presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 180 Advisory Solutions, Turcan Connell, Blackadder, Central Fire & Security and Glasgow Vaults are organised by Oceanic Consulting – the UK’s leading ethnic awards company. CEO Irfan Younis said “I’d like to congratulate all winners and finalists awarded at the 14th Scottish Asian & Business Awards 2019. This event celebrated its 14th year and is my personal favourite as it’s the one by which we started our awards journey. 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.”

Mark from Enterprise Rent-A-Car said: “Enterprise are proud to sponsor the 14th Scottish Asian & Business Awards.  We enjoyed celebrating businesses and their achievements, and building new relationships with local businesses. “

With 14 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 Scottish Asian & Business Awards 2019 are as follows:

 Rising Star in Law: Sitara Kausar – Mitchells Roberton (Glasgow)


Business of the Year: Green Fulfilment (Glasgow)


Corporate Rising Star of the Year: Ehmar Ehsan – United Wholesale Scotland (Glasgow)


Civil Service & Third Sector Professional of the Year: Uzma Khan – The Scottish Government (Glasgow)


Young Achiever of the Year: Sameeha Rehman – Volunteer Tutors Organisation (Glasgow)


Commercial Achievement of the Year: Zahrah Mahmood – Audit Scotland (Edinburgh)

Micro Business of the Year: Little Seedlings (Glasgow)


New Business of the Year: The TechForce (Aberdeen)


One to Watch Award: Maria Ali – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Glasgow)


Retail Business of the Year: Deen Over Dunya Store (Glasgow)


Corporate Achievement of the Year: Tarndeep Kaur – Remarkable (Edinburgh)


SME Business of the Year: Safe Lettings (Glasgow)


Small Business of the Year: Palladium Executive Hire (Glasgow)


The Chhokar Family Legacy Spirit of Scotland: Trishna Singh – Sikh Sanjog (Edinburgh)


Woman of the Year: Shamshad Akhtar – Still Game (Glasgow)


Best Community Convenience Retailer: Day-Today (Kelty)


Independent Retailer of the Year: Coylton Convenience Store  (Ayrshire)


Convenience Retailer of the Year: SPAR Errol (Perth)


The Abid Bashir Retail Entrepreneur of the Year: News 24 (Glasgow)


Medical Professional of the Year: Sandeep Bawa – QEUH, Nuffield Health Hospital, Glasgow Rheumatology & Sports Clinic (Glasgow)


Professional of the Year: Charandeep Singh – Scottish Chambers of Commerce (Glasgow)


Makeup Professional of the Year: Saria Ahmed – Saria Ahmed Make up & Brow Expert (Lossiemouth)


The Bashir Ahmed MSP Community Initiative of the Year: Step Up Scotland (Glasgow)


Best Professional in Business: Ujla Mohammed – Atlas Promotions (Edinburgh)


Fashion Boutique of the Year: Uqs (Glasgow)


Takeaway of the Year: Clay Oven Indian Takeaway (Glasgow)


Garage of the Year: Tradeston Performance (Glasgow)


Asian Food Retailer of the Year: Foodasia Supermarket (Glasgow)


Charity Activity of the Year: World Care Foundation (Edinburgh)


Restaurant of the Year: Manjaros Glasgow (Glasgow)


Outstanding Achievement Award: Usmann Ahmed – Jacobs (Glasgow)


Special Recognition Award: German Doner Kebab (Glasgow)