Managing Director of Clifton Group
Award winner Shahid Sheikh was crowned Entrepreneur of the year 2010 at the prestigious World Food Awards, held at the Hilton Park Lane hotel Saturday 23rd October. Shahids innovative style of business leadership along with his desire to help others to succeed, demonstrates exactly why he was awarded with the title Entrepreneur of the year.
Born in Uganda Shahid and his family were extradited from their mother land in 1972 by the then Dictator Idi Amin. They arrived in the UK with no prospects and only £50 in their pockets, but together the Sheikh family strived relentlessly to achieve success. In 1981 Clifton Packaging was formed, specialising in flexible packaging, contract packing and packaging machinery. Today the company supplies some of the world’s biggest multinationals and has become one of the UK s most successful and respected companies.
Shahid, who is the Chairman of the Leicestershire branch of the loD is a well-known local figure, not only for his business success, but also for the time he dedicates to benefiting others in the community, from sponsoring local sporting teams to mentoring young people. Shahid is always willing to help others and is extremely passionate about any project that helps nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs.