The fifth annual British Muslim Awards took place recently at a glamorous event at the Athena, Leicester.
The black-tie event acknowledged and celebrated the achievements, determination and hard work of professionals and businesses from the Muslim community in Britain. The evening was one of celebration, recognising a wide range of achievement which cover various aspects of society including business, charity, sport, arts and culture and much more.
The evening was hosted by the TV presenter and broadcaster journalist Samina Kiyani and the presenter, actor and voiceover artist Inayat Kanji. The celebration of success, welcomed over 400 guests who enjoyed reflecting upon the significant role of Britain’s Muslims in society.
Irfan Younis, CEO and Founder of Oceanic Consulting events said: “Our finalists and winners again demonstrated the commitment and dedication British Muslims have made to their chosen industries. We are delighted to have delivered the 5th British Muslim Awards and have seen the awards grow both in awareness and attendance year on year. “It was a really inspirational evening and we were honoured to deliver the British Muslim Awards 2017 making sure that all the efforts from the Muslim society don’t go unnoticed. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists.” Notable winners from Leicester included;
The winner of the Muslim in the Community is Yasmin Mohammed Farooq Nathani (Shama Women’s Centre,
The winner of the Services to Science & Engineering is Dr. Kal Karim (University of Leicester)
The winner of the Services to Creativity & Technology is Safwan Ahmedmia (Supersaf, Leicester)
As well as recognising the achievements of British Muslims at the forefront of their industries the awards raised money for the National Zakat Foundation. For further information on the British Muslim Awards please visit http://thediversityawards.info/