Imran Savas is the founder of Tape UK.
After gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience in the world of finance, Imran turned his attention, passion, and dedication to helping the community and making a difference.
Tape UK was founded in 2019. The company specialises in Accounting, Marketing, and IT Services across the United Kingdom.
Tape UK aims to help and support entrepreneurs across various sectors and create a foundation and backing to working-class and diverse individuals who are underrepresented in business.
Belonging to an ethnic background, Imran thoroughly believes that diversity and inclusion are essential in business today.
A healthy variety of people from different pockets of society and cultures provides the balance of voices and the range of thought needed.
Tape UK has built its reputation for its innovative support to small businesses and the organisation’s values and beliefs that have been at the forefront of Imran’s vision for an inclusive society. Especially as many businesses still do not reflect the different positive attributes of society in terms of their staff and senior positions. But also, as there are barriers that still halt individuals from owning a business themselves.
This needs to change, and Tape UK believes that with the correct support mechanisms in place, the success of diverse entrepreneurs can have a significant impact on businesses in the short and long term and create a much just society.
Due to his ongoing efforts to positively impact society, Imran has appeared on BBC Radio and invited to universities, schools, and national businesses to discuss effective leadership and the vital importance of community and inclusivity.
His work was further recognised when within one year of Tape UK being in operation, Imran was invited to give a TED Talk. He has also been nominated twice for ‘Role Model of the Year’ and 'Entrepreneur of Excellence' at The National Diversity Awards 2020/2022 as well as ‘Most Influential Businessperson of the year’ in 2021 and 'Entrepreneur of the Year' in 2022 at The MBCC Awards.
Tape UK’s social media has been able to educate, inspire and help its community with an influence on topics such as Racism, Mental Health, Poverty etc. The business has generated a solid social media following with over 100k followers on Instagram (tape_uk) alone and Imran Savas has over 50k followers on his personal account (imransavas_official).
Imran is at the forefront of raising awareness of sensitive issues. He hopes his commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion will make the UK a better society for all by not hiding from crucial topics.
Imran Savas was nominated for 'Entrepreneur of the Year' at the MBCC Awards 2022.
Imran Savas was nominated for 'Entrepreneur of Excellence' at the National Diversity Awards 2022.
Imran Savas was nominated for the Positive Role Model Award for Race, Faith & Religion at the National Diversity Awards 2022 for the second time in three years.
Reporter Daisy Herman wrote an article for Cheshire Live about Imran Savas and the influential work that he has carried out.
The piece focused on how Imran turned his business success into an opportunity to help the community and recognising his achievements in less than three years since founding Tape UK.
See Me, Be Me campaign was run by the Anthony Walker Foundation in partnership with Marks & Spencer Bank.
Nine leading figures ranging from an array of professional backgrounds all feature in a booklet handed to high schools and included advice and guidance on how young people can lead a positive and successful life.
This booklet was accompanied by a series of videos and followed up with a dedicated training resource delivered by each of nine participants which was taken into schools and community groups.
Imran Savas' participation in this project saw him present a guide to students through his personal and professional journey and offering advice on how to overcome obstacles and challenges in their chosen careers.
He spoke openly about his lived experiences, building young people’s understanding of what it takes to achieve success – in whatever way that is defined in their particular journeys.
Through this training programme it allowed young people to explore difference and consider their role in fulfilling their ambitions; contributing to a world in which we all feel accepted and valued.
Imran Savas was shortlisted for Most Influential Business Person of the Year 2021 at the MBCC Awards.
Imran Savas was nominated for 'Positive Role Model Award for Race, Faith & Religion' at The National Diversity Awards 2020.
As a result of his inspirational work and drive to inspire generations, Imran Savas has been invited to speak at many businesses, universities and schools to discuss leadership and drive for inclusion.
Imran Savas has appeared in panels to inspire and unlock the hidden potential in people. His motivational talks have been to ignite the spark of inspiration as well as speak on the importance of inclusivity in business.
TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. TED believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. TED boasts a collection of talks from politicians to scientists to comedians and actors. Imran Savas was invited by TED to describe his passion and beliefs in the uniqueness of society, the diversity that surrounds us and how the next generation is set to grow and enhance the world with their vision and drive. Imran believes that diversity in business can help create an unbiased society.