A CHESTER businessman will be attending the UK's largest diversity awards after being nominated for Entrepreneur of Excellence and Positive Role Model for Race, Religion & Faith.
Imran Savas is in contention for two prizes at The National Diversity Awards, which are to be held at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral on September 16.
The prestigious black-tie event recognises nominees in their respective fields of diversity including age, disability, gender, race, faith, religion, and sexual orientation.
"I created Tape UK to inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more," Imran said of the accounting, marketing and IT services company.
"The system is not built for working class or diverse individuals to become inspired. The humble beginnings that I came from saw me raised in an environment where not a lot of people amounted to much.
"You go to school, college, maybe university and start working a 9-5pm. The chances of becoming a ‘someone’ was slim.
"Business plays a vital role in our lives and can motivate and inspire people to be the leaders that we wish we had.
"When I was a child, I found it hard to relate to successful people as none of them looked or spoke like me. With someone like me being in business, it can inspire someone to become someone."
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