Reshma Sheikh - Octavian Security UK

Reshma Sheikh, the managing director of  Octavian Security UK, walked away with the top prize at East Midlands Leadership Awards 2021, held at Colwick Hall in Nottingham.

In front of around 160 business leaders from across the region, Reshma was named Leader of the Year – she also walked away with the Company Leader (100+ employees) crown.


East Midlands Leadership Awards 2021 - Octavian Security UK Win Two Awards

Sam Metcalf, Midlands editor of, said: “Firstly, congratulations to Reshma and all our winners.

“The last 18 months has meant that strong and decisive leadership is more important that ever, and we’ve found throughout this award process that the East Midlands is well served in this respect. Every single person shortlisted today should be very proud of their leadership skills – congratulations to you all.

“I’d like to extend a special thanks to our judges who gave up substantial amounts of their time to help with picking today’s shortlist and winners – and, of course, our sponsors without whom this event wouldn’t have happened.”


All the winners:

Young Leader – Trent Peek, CCM

Public and Third Sector Leader – Barbara Cathcart, Nottingham Hospitals Charity

Empowering Potential Leader – David Essam, Frontline Recruitment

Emerging Entrepreneur Leader – Richard Sutton, NG Chartered Surveyors

Diversity and Inclusion Leader – Mayank Shah, MSDUK

Professional Services Leader – Keith Ross, Barclays

Transformational Leader – Amanda Fletcher, The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club

Company Leader (to to 100 employees) – Scott Parsons, Forsyth Barnes

Company Leader (100+ employees) – Reshma Sheikh, Octavian Security UK

Best Leadership Programme – Shakespeare Martineau

Leader of the Year – Reshma Sheikh, Octavian Security UK

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