Shahid was nominated for the award by Jean Church Dip.IoD, FIoD, FInst.LM:
‘I have nominated Shahid as the Company he has built, and continues to take from strength to strength, provides a shining example of what Welsh talent and entrepreneurial spirit can achieve. He and a colleague who worked as communications engineers in the defence industry set the Company up in 2008, and year-on-year have consistently punched above their weight in a difficult and highly technical sector.
The working environment they have established is an exemplar of Best Practice on a number of fronts, not least that they encourage (and financially support) continued professional academic and soft skills development for all their staff.
They employ conversational leadership techniques that enable the empowerment and continuous development of their staff; they run an active recruitment programme to employ graduates from local universities and are recognised as role models by all who meet them.
They are innovative and creative in the employment of media such as Yammer, and encourage personal responsibility for people’s own development.
This certainly is a company that is dynamic in its management of people, the pursuit of excellence and yet Shahid provides grounded leadership and commercial skill beyond his years.
Shahid is a quietly tenacious leader who leads by example and the organisation, since moving to new premises in Llanishen has demonstrated its social desirability ethic by sponsoring the local rugby team’.