British Muslim Awards

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British Muslim Awards
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Awarded for Success and achievements of British Muslims
Sponsor Islamic Bank of Britain
Location England
Country United Kingdom
Presented by Oceanic Consulting
First awarded 2013
Official website www.thediversityawards.info/britishmuslim/

British Muslim Awards is an annual award ceremony that honours the success and achievements of Britain's Muslim individuals, groups and businesses. It was established in 2013.

Overview

The British Muslim Awards was founded by Oceanic Consulting.[1] The event honours the success, achievements and contribution of Britain's Muslim individuals, groups and businesses and highlights the significant role Muslims play in contributing to a better Great Britain.[2][3][4][5]

It recognises the achievements of Muslim men and women at the forefront of their communities and industries[6][7] celebrating the success of individuals, community groups and businesses, highlighting their achievements[8] and recognising various aspects of British society including business, charity, sport, arts and culture.[9]

2013 event

From October 2012, nominations were encouraged through social media.[10] Following 10,000 nominations nationally, the finalists for the inaugural British Muslim Awards were announced.[11][12]

The first national British Muslim Awards event took place on 29 January 2013 at the Sheridan Suite in Manchester. The awards were presented by Tasmina Ahmed Sheikh of Hamilton Burns Solicitors and co-hosted by entrepreneur and philanthropist Zulfi Hussain.[2] The Islamic Bank of Britain was the headline sponsor for the event.[1] The awards ceremony was attended by 600 people.[13]

The event also raised money for Mosaic – the largest multi-cause charitable enterprise in the United Kingdom. Founded by Prince Charles in 2007, Mosaic's mentoring programmes create opportunities for young people growing up in the most deprived communities.[6][7]

Nominees and winners

Muslim in the Community Arts & Culture Awareness
Young Achiever
(presented by Grafx Media)
Charity of the Year
(presented by Sheridan Suite)
Responsible Media of the Year
(sponsored by Oceanic Media Consulting)
Religious Advocate of the Year
(sponsored by National Zakat Foundation)
Muslim Woman of the Year
(sponsored by the World Congress of Philanthropists)
Best at Sport
(presented by Saffron Events UK)
Services to Medicine
(sponsored by Accounts Management Services)
Services to Media
(sponsored by the World Congress of Philanthropists)
Services to Education
(presented by Mosaic)
Services to Science & Engineering
(presented by Mosaic)
Services to Law
(sponsored by Accounts Management Services)
Services to Creativity & Technology
(sponsored by Islamic Bank of Britain)
Civil Servant of the Year
(presented by Asian Image)
Services to Finance & Accounts
(sponsored by Euro Quality Lambs)
Politician of the Year
(sponsored by Oceanic Consulting)
Businesswoman of the Year
(sponsored by Tahira Foods)
Businessman of the Year
(sponsored by Tahira Foods)
Entrepreneur of the Year
(sponsored by Islamic Bank of Britain)
Business of the Year
(sponsored by Islamic Bank of Britain)
Spirit of Britain
(sponsored by Euro Quality Lambs)

2014 event

On 14 January 2014, the finalists were announced.[14][15] The second awards event was held on 31 January 2014 at the Salford City Stadium. The awards were presented by Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh OBE of Hamilton Burns WS and welcomed over 400 attendees.[8][16][17]

The event also raised money for The Well Foundation. Set up in 2008, The Well Foundation aims to raise money to build wells, install hand pumps and establish health and sanitation programs to provide accessible clean water to the stricken regions of the world.[8][16]

Nominees and winners

Muslim in the Community
(presented by Shazana Raja, Marketing Director at AsiansUK)
Arts & Culture Awareness
(sponsored by The British Indian Awards and presented by Amit Arora, Business Development Director)
Young Achiever
(presented by Asian Image)
Charity of the Year
(presented by Rizvan Khalid of Euro Quality Lambs)
Responsible Media of the Year
(sponsored by Oceanic Media Consulting and presented by Colin Grant, Director)
Religious Advocate of the Year
(sponsored by National Zakat Foundation and presented by Iqbal Nasim, National Manager)
Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Award for Muslim Woman of the Year
(presented by Sophina Ahmed-Daud of The British Muslim Awards)
Best at Sport
(presented by Hassan Anwar, Director at Saffron Events UK)
Dr. Abbas Khan Memorial Award for Services to Medicine
(presented by Sara Khan (Sister of Dr. Abbas Khan))
Services to Media
(presented by Host Tasmina Ahmed Sheikh OBE)
Services to Education
(presented by Sobya Sattar of The Well Foundation)
Services to Science & Engineering
(presented by Host Tasmina Ahmed Sheikh OBE)
Services to Law
(presented by Adeel Asghar of AiA Marketing)
Services to Creativity & Technology
(presented by Host Tasmina Ahmed Sheikh OBE)
Civil Servant of the Year
(presented by Lieutenant Colonel Rosie Stone of The British Army)
Services to Finance & Accounts
(presented by Mohammed Ahmed and Afruj Choudhury of The Spice City Journal)
Politician of the Year
(sponsored by Oceanic Group and presented by Irfan Younis)
Businesswoman of the Year
(sponsored by Yasmin Mahmood, Operations Director of Oceanic Consulting)
Businessman of the Year
(sponsored by Islamic Bank of Britain and presented by Maisam Fazal, head of Commercial Sales)
Entrepreneur of the Year
(sponsored by Islamic Bank of Britain and presented by Zegum Hussain, Senior Branch Manager)
Business of the Year
(sponsored by Islamic Bank of Britain and presented by Imran Pasha, Head of Sales)
Spirit of Britain
(presented by Faiza Baqir of The Well Foundation)

2015 event

On 4 December 2014, the finalists were announced for 22 awards.[18][19][20]

On 27 January 2015, the third annual awards event presented by Al Rayan Bank (formerly known as Islamic Bank of Britain) was held at the Chateau Impney Hotel in Worcestershire. Over 400 people attended the ceremony, which was presented by award winning TV chef, Ajmal Mushtaq. The event raised £1500 for The Well Foundation.[21]

Nominees and winners

Muslim in the Community Arts & Culture Awareness
Young Achiever Charity of the Year
Responsible Media of the Year Religious Advocate of the Year
Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Award for Muslim Woman of the Year Best at Sport
Dr. Abbas Khan Memorial Award for Services to Medicine Services to Media
Services to Education Services to Science & Engineering
Services to Law Services Creativity & Technology
Civil/Third Sector Servant of the Year Services to Finance & Accounting
Politician of the Year Businesswoman of the Year
Businessman of the Year Entrepreneur of the Year
Business of the Year Spirit of Britain

2016 event

On 28 January 2016, the fourth annual British Muslim Awards presented by Al Rayan Bank were held at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre. The event was hosted by presenter Inayat Kanji and was a celebration of success, with around 400 guests.[22]

Nominees and winners

Muslim in the Community Arts & Culture Awareness
Young Achiever Charity of the Year
Outstanding Business of the Year Religious Advocate of the Year
Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Award for Muslim Woman of the Year Best at Sport
Dr. Abbas Khan Memorial Award for Services to Medicine Services to Media
Services to Education Services to Science & Engineering
Services to Law Services Creativity & Technology
Civil/Third Sector Servant of the Year Services to Finance & Accounting
Politician of the Year Businesswoman of the Year
Businessman of the Year Entrepreneur of the Year
Business of the Year Spirit of Britain

See also

References

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