Fifteenth The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event celebrating unsung Muslim heroes

22nd Mar 2017
Fifteenth The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event celebrating unsung Muslim heroes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

LONDON, 20 March 2017

 

Fifteenth The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event celebrating unsung Muslim heroes

 

 

The coveted The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event will be held on Monday 27 March in central London to what is promised to be an inspiring evening of Muslim talent and their contributions to British society.

 

This year’s nominees in 15 different categories include Shahida Ahmed, a ceramic artist and painter. Her past work is a fusion of calligraphy and pattern influenced by her local Lancashire roots together with the traditions of the Mughal period. Ruh Al-Alam is an artist, designer, calligrapher and entrepreneur who has deployed his talent across multiple disciplines for almost two decades.

Shahed Saleem is Founder and Director of the architectural practice Makespace Architects. He pioneered fusing mosque architecture with the local British landscape.

 

The event will be held in the presence of Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, Chairman, Intelligence and Security Committee, Baroness Shami Chakrabarti, Shadow Attorney General, Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh MP, SNP Westminster Spokesperson, International Trade, Rt Hon Tom Brake MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs & Chief Whip

 

Messages of support to the event have been sent by all party leaders

 

Prime Minister, Rt Hon Theresa May MP, who has attended the event in the past, said: “These awards are a fixture in our national calendar, and they serve a really important purpose: highlighting the achievements of British Muslims from all around our country.”

 

I am delighted to be able to send my best wishes to everyone at this year’s Muslim News Awards for Excellence.”

 

Opposition Leader, Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP, said: “This awards ceremony is an important opportunity to recognise the huge contribution that Muslims across Britain make to our country every day, showcasing the talent and excellence of individuals in their fields of expertise.

 

“I would like to congratulate all of tonight’s nominees and winners and wish them all of very best.”

 

SNP Westminster Leader, Rt Hon Angus Robertson MP, said: “These are the shining lights of the UK’s Muslim communities; role models to inspire younger generations. This event allows a fantastic opportunity to showcase these talents and it is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team at The Muslim News that the event continues to go from strength to strength.”

 

Ahmed J Versi, Editor of The Muslim News, said, “The awards ceremony showcases the brilliance of the British Muslim community – huge contributions made by diverse men, women and young people from around the country.

 

“You will also find Muslim activists who have done much to improve the lives of others, and of non-Muslims who have worked hard to improve the lives of Muslims.”

 

Nominations for The Muslim News Awards for Excellence come from the newspaper’s 150,000 plus readership, while shortlist and final judging conducted by an independent panel of judges.

 

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence is a high-profile gala ceremony showcasing the best of British Muslim talent and is hosted by The Muslim News, the country’s largest and oldest Muslim newspaper. The newspaper continually works toward giving talented British Muslims the recognition they deserve for making positive contributions in their workplace and communities across the nation.

 

 

NOTES:

 

For further information and to interview any of the shortlisted people and/or the Editor, Ahmed J Versi, please ring 020 8863 8586/ 07768 241325

 

Full list of the shortlisted people is on our website:

 

http://muslimnews.co.uk/newspaper/home-news/muslim-news-awards-2017-shortlist/

 

  • The event will be held on Monday 27 March at a central London hotel

 

  • Those media wanting to attend the event, MUST register by 23 March

 

  • The programme begins at 5.30 with Reception and the awards commences at 6.30pm

 

  • TV footage and still photographs will be provided by The Muslim News.

 

 

CONTACT:  020 8863 8586 or 077 68241 325. Email: info@muslimnews.co.uk

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