Today, Arcom IT’s business aim – ’to provide IT support so that organisations can grow and flourish’ – would not be far from Azeem’s personal community focus in helping to improve the lives of others.
Apart from Azeem’s extensive Surrey IT-business links and work associations with world-class partners, he is a business mentor and motivational speaker, a deputy lieutenant of Surrey and visiting fellow of Surrey University.
He has been a long-term supporter and fundraiser for charities, not least through his local Rotary Club. He is also a founder of the Woking Asian Business Forum and a senior member of the British Pakistan Foundation for Development.
An award-winning British-Pakistani entrepreneur, Azeem was named Asian Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006-07 and Pakistani Entrepreneur in 2011 and has also been described as a ’community galvaniser’ and one of the top 100 most influential Muslims in the UK.
A promising footballer in his younger days his sporting career was ended by injury, but in 2013 he helped buy Aldershot Town FC out of administration and became its chairman.
Quote: “Treat others as you want to be treated.“