A North West entrepreneur, who runs a solar street lighting company in Manchester, has been crowned Businessman of the Year at the English Asian Business awards.
Navid Dean, founder and CEO of Solar Street Lighting, was presented with the accolade at the sixth annual awards ceremony, which celebrates the achievements of English-Asian businessmen and businesswomen at the forefront of their industries.
Judges praised Navid’s hard work and determination in setting up his socially responsible business, which provides hybrid energy-saving street lighting to tackle the global energy crisis and support local authorities in cutting costs.
Solar Street Lighting, which also offers a 100%, interest free, financial package to help organisations finance the installation of solar street lighting, is working with governments globally to drive the initiative of clean energy.
The businessman of the year award recognises the accomplishments of an individual who serves as an inspiration to those around them, and whose vision and determination brought them to the very pinnacle of their industry.
Navid Dean, CEO of Solar Street Lighting, said: ‘There were a lot of strong entrants in this category, so it’s a real honour to win this award and have my achievements acknowledged in this way. I couldn’t have done it without the support of my team and family, and as Solar Street Lighting is a relatively new business it’s great that our successes are already being recognised.’
The English Asian Business awards were held at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.