Preet Sandhu, founder of Glasgow-headquartered residential letting and property management company Happy Lets, has been nominated as Businesswoman of the Year at the Scottish Asian Business Awards.
The nomination caps a significant year of expansion for the firm, which recently acquired Surehome Property, a former competitor for an undisclosed sum.
Commenting on her nomination, Ms Sandhu said: “I’m very happy to be short-listed for this prestigious award, which recognises the tremendous progress our firm has made over the course of this year. Happy Lets continues to be growth orientated and we are very much focused on expanding further throughout 2012.”
Preet, together with husband Bobby, won the Scottish Young Entrepreneurs’ Award two years ago, and together they now manage a property portfolio worth over £90 million.
Previously operating under the Harlequin brand, the firm was founded six years ago when property entrepreneur Bobby, 29, married business management graduate Preet, daughter of Glasgow Curry King, Secret Millionaire Charan Gill MBE, and added the management of Charan’s various property investments to Bobby’s burgeoning empire.
The Happy Lets brand was launched two years ago when the firm expanded with the acquisition of The Letting Store in Hamilton, followed swiftly by the relocation of that office into a bigger and more prominent site. These two offices became the twin foundations upon which the enterprising couple plan to build their happy letting empire.
The winner of the Scottish Asian Business Awards’ Businesswoman of the Year will be announced at a special ceremony on the 23rd November at The Thistle Hotel, Glasgow.
The Scottish Asian Business Awards have been celebrated annually since 2006 – honouring the determination, hard work and personal achievements of the Scottish Asian businessmen and women at the forefront of their industries. Each year the competition has become more intense as the event itself has grown into a highly respected outlet where the best and brightest are honoured.
The aim of the Scottish Asian Business Awards is to highlight the talent and achievements of Scottish Asian entrepreneurs who are pioneers in their respective industries. They seek to capture the multicultural spirit of Scotland and, since their inception in 2006, have become highly regarded and instrumental in maintaining social and professional relationships between different cultures.
For further information please contact Preet Sandhu on tel 0141 334 4633
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Date 22 November 2011