Published on 21/11/2022
Winner with VC and friends
Omar Rashid, Amina Hussain, unknown (MotorServ UK), Kamran Saleem (MotorServ UK), Aleks Subic, Vice-Chancellor, Aston University, unknown (MotorServ UK), unknown (MotorServ UK), Shay Grewal, Sunny Grewal
  • Kamran Saleem was named Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year at the Asian Business Chamber of Commerce annual dinner and awards ceremony
  • He graduated from Aston Business School in 2004
  • Kamran is managing director of MOT and vehicle servicing company Motorserv UK. 


An Aston University graduate was crowned Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year at the Asian Business Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) annual dinner and awards ceremony held at the National Conference Centre, Solihull on Saturday 19 November.

Kamran Saleem, who graduated from Aston Business School with a degree in business administration and management in 2004, is managing director of Motorserv UK. 

MOT and vehicle servicing company Motorserv UK also scooped the title Outstanding Small Business of the Year and was named the Overall Asian Business of the Year 2022.

MotorServ UK has shown a considerable growth in business turnover with company projections and aims to be the number one provider of their sector.

The company has also invested over £200,000 in transforming the footprint in Monkspath Business Park, which has resulted in increasing their servicing capacity by 37 per cent and has also generated new jobs for another seven members of staff.

They offer a wide range of employment and apprenticeship opportunities to a large number of staff from Asian descent.

Kamran has also been able to rally support for charitable causes including recent fundraising efforts to the Anzal Begum Foundation by offering support for food and water, clothing and medicine, local relief and orphan care in Pakistan.

MotorServ UK was also a sponsor of the two-day Big John’s Mela held in Birmingham’s Cannon Hill Park, the largest Asian outdoor event in the UK in partnership, with Birmingham City Council.

Speaking about the winners, ABCC co-presidents Omar Rashid and Amina Hussain said: “A massive congratulations to all the award winners. It was great to see such a diverse range of winners. Special mention to Kamran Saleem and MotorServ UK for winning not one, not two but three awards on the night, including Overall Asian Business of the Year 2022”

Professor Aleks Subic, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Aston University, who presented the overall Business of the Year award, said:

“I was honoured to present this award at the annual Asian Business Chambers of Commerce Awards event.

“It was wonderful to see an alumnus of Aston University receive this award. It was an exceptional event celebrating one of the most diverse business ecosystems in the country, involving truly inspirational entrepreneurs from very diverse backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities.

“I am proud of the impact Aston University is creating in this community by helping them succeed in their respective businesses and industries.”

Notes to editors

About Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a university since 1966, Aston is a long established university led by its three main beneficiary groups – students, business and the professions, and the West Midlands region and wider society. Located in Birmingham at the heart of a vibrant city, the campus houses all the University’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Professor Aleks Subic is the Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive.

In 2022 Aston University was ranked in the top 25 of the Guardian University Guide, based on measures including entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects. The Aston Business School MBA programme was ranked in the top 100 in the world in the Economist MBA 2021 ranking.

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