The annual most successful Turk awards took place on Monday 21 November 2011 at the Hilton hotel in Park lane and Direct Traveller was lucky enough to be there.

Why you ask?

Well our managing director Mr Ramadan Ozdemir was nominated for successful Entrepreneur of 2011.

The Most Successful Turk Awards is  organised by Business Network that is aimed at recognising success in talented individuals within the UK. There were many categories in place such as the most successful businessman and woman, most successful entrepreneur, and most successful supportive person to Turks.

Guests of honour included the Boris Johnson, and deputy prime minister of Turkey Mr Ali Babacan, and Mr Jack Straw.

The event saw many Turks and people supportive of Turkish business getting recognition for their efforts.

The event saw 3 Turkish Cypriots win awards, of which one was Ramadan Ozdemir, Managing Director of Direct Traveller. Ramadan Ozdemir won the award for the most successful Entrepreneur of 2011. This was in recognition for his efforts and success with Direct Traveller – now the UK’s leading tour operator to North Cyprus.

Entrepreneur of The Year 2011
Entrepreneur of The Year 2011

And the winners are….

Below we have included catergories and the winners. From Direct Traveller and the team congratulations to our managing director Ramadan Ozdemir and everyone that was awarded for their achievements.

Successful Company

GINA SHOES
Presented by, Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

Best British Investor to Turkey

HSBC
Presented by Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey

Most Successful Entrepreneur

Ramadan Ozdemir, Direct Traveller
Presented by Dr.Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business.
Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade

Most Supportive British

JOHN WHITAKER STRAW
Presented by Prof.Dr.Ahmet Davutoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey

Most Successful Businesswoman

ITIR SOKMEN
Presented by Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Cabinet Minister and Conservative Party Chairman

Most Successful Businessman

MUSTAFA KIAMIL
Presented by Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu ,Member of Parliament of Turkey & President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Most Successful Academician

PROF.MUSTAFA CAMGOZ
Presented by Simon Hughes, Member of Parliament, speech and present award.

Most Successful Professional Executive

KANAT EMIROGLU
Presented by Councillor Susie Burbridge, The Lord Mayor of Westminster.

Most Successful Student

SALIH YILMAZ
Presented by Erdinc Varlibas, CEO of Varlibas Holding

Judges Special Award

HUSEYIN CAGLAYAN
Presented by Cllr.Nilgun Canver, UK Delegate to European Parliament, Head of MSTA Judges