Northern Powerhouse, Young Business Personality, Shazda Ahmed

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Winner and female entrepreneur, Shazda Ahmed is awarded the title of Outstanding Young Business Personality, in the Northern Powerhouse.

The prestigious Northern Lights 2017 inaugural award ceremony was designed to celebrate business excellence and collaboration across the North of England, the ceremony honored the companies and individuals who have been instrumental in working together and driving forward plans to help make the UK Northern Powerhouse a reality.

The Young Business Personality of the Year award recognises that the young people making a name in business today are the people who will be driving the Northern Powerhouse forward tomorrow.

Starting from seed less than 3 years ago, Monarch Solicitors have achieved considerable success and were noted as Manchester Solicitors “which punches well above its weight”, providing expert advice that rivals the regions heavyweights and with turnover doubling year on year.

Specialising in commercial property, litigation and corporate law, the Monarch Solicitors have secured high profile clients and strategic partnerships with Chinese universities and investors seeking to invest in the North.

A regular collaborator with the Manchester Chamber’s of Commerce, the Business Growth Hub, and the regions universities, Shazda Ahmed, was celebrated as “a passionate proponent of the Northern Powerhouse vision”.

Manchester Solicitors’, Shazda Ahmed said: “I am delighted and honored to win this award, in the hugely competitive and well established legal sector in the North.  I hope this award encourages more female entrepreneurs to start up business. Manchester really has been a great home for our success, proving to be the perfect place to launch a new business.”

On the Northern Powerhouse, Shazda Ahmed said “We need a clear central location and leader to spearhead the vision of a Northern Powerhouse into reality. Like London, Manchester is an internally recognised brand and the Northern cities should unite with us to avoid the risk of the vision crumbling”.

Keith Griffiths, Managing Director of UK Northern Powerhouse Conference, said: “The Northern Lights 2017 recognises and rewards firms across the North who are attracting investment and growth into the region. We want to celebrate businesses from every sector, from public sector to property, who are helping to make the UK Northern Powerhouse a reality.”

The awards were judged by The UK Northern Powerhouse International Conference and Exhibition group’s advisory board, which is chaired by Lord Bob Kerslake and made up of prominent business figures across the North of England.

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