Shawn is a business architect with a keen eye in identifying and growing opportunities. He became a Chartered Engineer before starting Prestige Network with Shohreh and is listed in the International Who’s Who. He is also a passionate footballer and has a Black Belt in Karate!
Shawn Khorassani graduated with Systems and Control Engineering (BSc.) in 1983 and worked as a Development Engineer in hardware and software for eight years. He became a member of institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MIEE), British Computer Society (MBCS) and a Chartered Engineer (CEng) before founding Prestige Network with his sister Shohreh Khorassani in 1991.
Prestige Network started as a distributor of Multilingual Word Processing software package. In the early days the company was involved in a variety of activities such as Document Image Processing Consultancy for the British Library and Software Marketing for start-ups. The company was very active in development and distribution of Multilingual Software products to over 50 countries and this eventually became its core activity.
Whilst looking for finance to develop its own product, an opportunity was spotted in the translation and interpreting market. Prestige Network was ideally placed to explore this area, as it had some of the best linguists in the country as customers who used to be referred to the company by both Microsoft and Apple.
The company went from strength to strength and broke the £1m turnover in 2006 with a very healthy profit margins, well beyond what was normal in the sector. From then on, the company had an exponential growth and was chosen as one of the only two companies in the South East Region for the Government Accelerator Programme. Prestige Network has won two Thames Valley Business Awards and one Coutts Family Firm finalist in the last five years.
The success of the company led to a second completely different business of property investment which is currently a multimillion pound operation in the UK and overseas. Shawn started Anis Foundation for Children in 2010 to produce audio materials to give a spiritual and moral guidance in stories. He is involved in many charitable and fun projects, such as starting a football team for parents at St. Gabriel’s School.
In June 2012 he stepped down from Prestige Network and left the company in the capable hands of his sister. This allowed Shawn to peruse and start many other projects where he feels he can make a difference by inspiring, investing and supporting companies and individuals with his unique blend of talent, experience and humour.
Sport is great passion of Shawn with many accolades to his credit. He has been married for 15 years and has three children.
Last 30 Posts
- Leadership – Off the Cuff Ep. 03
- What inspires Shawn
- First online forum a great success!
- The lessons learnt seminar
- Who is driving your car?
- Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year
- The Importance of Having the Right Temperament and Disposition in Business
- Can Faith Help You in Business
- £10k Sales Course from a £10m Man – only one place available
- Women Who Changed the World
- Shawn’s 2nd video – 5 Ways to know that you are an Entrepreneur goes live..
- Coras is recruiting a Digital Marketing Executive
- Job Opportunities with Our Sponsors
- Video Goes Live – How to Get Rich Slowly
- Coras relocating to Newbury – in the heart of the town
- Coras Business Seminar 2016 – how you can be part of it
- Shawn’s Words of Wisdom from Coras 2015
- First tranche of £50,000 investment for the Coras Winner
- Coras – making contacts and helping to move businesses forward
- Watch the 4 Min Video highlights of Coras 2015
- Feedback From the Night 9.2 out of 10
- Coras 2015 reaches its climax and the winner is…..
- Finalists for Coras 2015 have been announced
- Coras 2015 has officially kicked off with the Supporter’s lunch
- Book your place in the 2015 Coras Awards Ceremony and Dinner – In its third year and still growing
- Coras seminar promotes business growth in Newbury
- We are launching our first Business Growth Seminar
- Coras Supporters
- What a night! Thank you.
- Coras 2014 Winner Announced
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