Karim Sekkat

Chairman & Managing Director

Karim Sekkat, Chairman of KAS Technologies Group has been awarded finalist in the National Business Awards Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 & 2007, 2007 Regional finalist for the Midlands and East of England.

The National Business Award is the UK’s most sought after business accolade. It has fast become a leading programme in recognising excellence in business achievement, innovation and success in the UK. With coverage in over 500 publications, featured on Sky TV and referred to by the Chancellor of the Exchequer (Gordon Brown) as the ‘Business Oscars’.

The panel of judges look for achievements demonstrating exceptional vision and leadership along with creating innovation, developing growth and strong financial performance. As a finalist Karim has been identified as having created a business that is successfully exploiting its potential.

The rewards of becoming a National Business Awards winner or finalist are immeasurable in terms of media exposure, organisation’s reputation and pride amongst managers and staff.

Karim has also been awarded Business Person of the Year 2007 & 2005 runner-up at the Oxfordshire Business Awards. The awards are one of the highlights in the county's business calendar, organised and supported by a number of the county's leading organisations and are firmly established as a benchmark for excellence in today's competitive business environment.

Karim stated: “We have strived to develop and implement successful business solutions, reduce costs and improve efficiency while actively taking steps to exceed customer expectations.”.

Tanel Joost

Member of the board

Tanel Joost, non-executive director of Oxford Engineering Eesti OÜ, has extensive practical hands-on experience as co-owner and manager of a small-medium sized businesses since 1995. He has good knowledge of the business environment in Estonia. Currently working also as general manager of manufacturing company EQUA OÜ.

Laureate of the TOYP 2003 (The Outstanding Young Person) given by Junior Chamber International Estonia for the achievements in entrepreneurship. Junior Chamber Internationl is a worldwide Federation of Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs.

Tanel stated: “Uncompromising business ethics should be an integral part of our daily work. We should be honest in every situation and ethical in all our business practices”

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