Dr Rabinder Buttar, President & CEO of Clinical Research Organisation, Clintec International, and a Certified Women Business Enterprise, won the Ernst & Young, Scottish Entrepreneur of the Year Award held on Wednesday night.
The world renowned awards were held at Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire and guests included various top business leaders from across Scotland. Dr Buttar now progresses to the UK finals held in London in October where 600 other business leaders will come together at the award ceremony. The overall winner then goes on to compete for the title of the World Entrepreneur of the Year in Monte Carlo.
Commenting on the accolade, Ernst & Young Awards judges stated: “Dr Rabinder Buttar stood out as a pre-eminent example of the entrepreneurial spirit and vision we looked for across the whole field of finalists”. Rabinder was characterised as “an extremely inspiring entrepreneur with boundless energy, who achieves all that she sets out to and prides herself on the fact that whilst others are cutting back, she continues to grow.”
Richard Hall, partner and UK Entrepreneur of the Year leader at Ernst & Young, said: “Entrepreneur of the Year recognises and rewards the people behind many of the world’s most innovative businesses. More than ever, this year’s finalists have shown their ability to adapt to market conditions, to forge ahead by seizing opportunities and taking market share in the toughest of times. They have maintained their vision for growth and pursued it, increased their focus on customer satisfaction and loyalty, expanded into new segments and geographical markets and engaged their employees using greater communication and transparency.”
On winning the award last night, Dr Buttar commented: “I feel proud to receive this award in recognition of the contribution my staff and I have made to driving ClinTec International to commercial success. Entrepreneurial spirit resides deep within the culture of ClinTec, and it is that spirit that allows us to be a growing success story within our sector”.