Singh BEM

Deputy Chief Executive

Scottish Chambers of Commerce

Charandeep received a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2021

Charandeep Singh is the Deputy Chief Executive at the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, Scotland’s largest business network.

Charandeep received a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2021 and was awarded the inaugural Pride of Scotland Award for Services to Charity. He was named one of the most influential PR professionals in the world on the PROPEL 100 List.

Previously, Charandeep was awarded Scottish Professional of the Year 2019/20 at the Scottish Asian Business Awards and was recognised by industry-leading publication, PRWeek UK, in its 30Under30 List.

Charandeep is the founding member and director of the award-winning national charity, Sikhs in Scotland, established in 2009 and founder of The Sikh Food Bank. Charandeep also served as the secretary and board member of The Glasgow Gurdwara from 2013 – 2020.

Favourite campaign of 2021 and why?

Farmers Protest (India). The diversity of the Farmers Protest is inspiring. So many people from different age groups, religions, locations, languages and backgrounds have come together to show solidarity to farmers in India. Their use of social and digital media has elevated domestic policies globally and has created an international community from East to West, gaining solidarity from global superstar Rihanna and global campaigner Greta Thunberg.

Who is your communicator of the year?

Marcus Rashford MBE for gracefully communicating the plights and difficulties of millions of families and children in the UK and making a change at the same time.

Person of the year?

Too many worthy individuals to just pick one… but as a group, I would pick the frontline staff of the NHS.

Favourite comfort food?

Hot chocolate (not really a food though!)

Film you have watched more times than any other?

Mission Impossible