Inaugural Yorkshire Asian Young Achievers Awards

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Walker Morris Paralegal, Shamim Miah, voted runner-up

Shamim Miah, paralegal in the Legal Services Delivery Centre at Walker Morris, has been voted runner-up in the first ever Yorkshire Asian Young Achievers Awards 2020.

The awards were set up to recognise the efforts of young people aged 16-30, of South Asian heritage born or living and working in Yorkshire.

Shamim, a former member of the UK Youth Parliament, was shortlisted in the “achievement in not for profit sector” in recognition of his community work in Beeston and South Leeds. Aged 23 he has helped create a local youth club to raise aspirations and confidence amongst teenagers in the LS11 area, is the youngest ever community governor at Cockburn School and was acknowledged for being a friend, confidant and positive role model to teenage males when they need it the most.

Commenting on the award Shamim said:

“This nomination is great recognition for all the hard work young people in Leeds are doing not just me. I believe that I am the product of my community I was brought up in so I look forward to giving back more and representing them in the future.”

Jeanette Burgess, Head of Regulatory & Compliance and Board member at Walker Morris, said

“We’re really proud of Shamim. He puts a huge amount of energy and dedication into everything he does, be that at work or supporting his local community. So we’re delighted he was presented with the runner-up award, which is testament to his fantastic achievements – especially at such a young age.”

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