I was invited along as well as covering social media for Scottish Asian magazine! (Find live tweets from the event @ScotAsianMag #Saba) Congratulations to everyone that was nominated and big congratulations to the winners! So proud to be Scottish Asian and see much talent in Scotland (winner listed below).
Outfit of the day
What do you wear to a black tie Scottish Asian event? Is there a rule book? Cause I have no idea! I kept my look safe as possible by wearing this beautiful black saree. Anyone that wears a saree will understand the struggle for finding a blouse that fits! Mum recently went to Bangladesh and bought back a number of blouses in different colours! Yay mum!
The event starts at 6:30 but working until 3:30 and living in Edinburgh means we got caught stuck in traffic! Nightmare! We missed the drinks on arrival but made it to dinner and the awards ceremony!I met so many lovely people! Someone even recognised me from #100DaysofaScottishAsianBride and the most nicest person Sam the owner of Oceanic Hair & Beauty follows my work! So incredible!
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Young Achiever of the Year went to Amna Ashraf (McGill & Co. Solicitors, Glasgow).
Rising Star Award went to Sannah Ahmed (MediaCom, Edinburgh).
Best Marketing Campaign went to Travel & Co. (Glasgow).
The Chhokar Family Legacy Community Award went to Kidney Research UK.
Retail Business of the Year went to Kirkwood of Scotland (Glasgow).
Convenience Retailer of the Year went to Family Shopper (Main Street, Blantyre).
Online Business of the Year went to Halal Direct Scotland.
New Business of the Year went to iCafe (Kilmarnock).
Small Business of the Year went to Carrera Specialist Cars (Glasgow).
Family Run Business went to Family Favourites (Glasgow).
Best Professional in Business went to Taimur Shoaib (La Belle Forme Clinic, Glasgow).
Businesswoman of the Year went to Priti Trivedi (Kilmarnock Football Club, Hamilton).
Businessman of the Year went to Puneet Gupta (PG Paper, Greenoock).
Business of the Year went to Strawberry and Spice Gardens Limited (Glasgow).
Entrepreneur of the Year went to Luqman Javaid (Splash Autocare, Glasgow).
Outstanding Achievement Award went to Mohammad Zulfikar Haidar & Mohammad Iftikhar Haidar (Papa Johns, Glasgow).