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

12th Apr 2016

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LONDON, 12 April 2016

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

The coveted The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event will be held on Wednesday 20 April 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 include British female Atomweight Muay Thai boxing champion, Ruqsana Begum, entrepreneur Tariq Usmani, and journalist Nabeelah Jaffer among those shortlisted for Britain’s most prestigious Muslim awards.

The event will be held in the presence of Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Kate Green, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, Angus Robertson, SNP Westminster Leader, Baroness Manzoor, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Work and Pensions and Sadiq Khan, Labour candidate for Mayor of London.

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

Prime Minister, David Cameron, who has attended the event in the past, said: “In this, their 14th year, The Muslim News Awards for Excellence once again highlight an outstanding group of people. Those recognised today represent the United Kingdom at its very best and I would like to offer my personal congratulations to all of the winners and nominees.”

Opposition Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, 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. From business and technology, to the arts, and sport, it is fantastic to celebrate the achievements and hard work of Muslims from all walks of life.”

SNP Westminster Leader, Angus Robertson, said:
For 14 years the Muslim News Awards for Excellence has paid tribute to the brightest and best, and year after year it has showcased role models who lead by example for younger generations.”
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Ahmed J Versi, Editor of The Muslim News said: “We have received a deluge of nominations celebrating the contributions Muslims have made to the British society. It makes me proud to be a British Muslim. We are, in the 14th year of the Awards, once again, are able to celebrate the enormous contributions made to British society by hundreds of Muslim individuals and organisations. We should honour and celebrate the exemplary work of the men, women and children.”

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 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://www.muslimnews.co.uk/newspaper/awards/muslim-news-awards-excellence-2015-short-list/

• The event will be held on Wednesday 20 April at a central London hotel

• Those media wanting to attend the event, MUST register by 15 April

• 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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