Winners are revealed for the 8th British Muslim Awards 2020

Some of the top professionals and businesses from the British Muslim community were awarded for their ingenuity and achievements. The event took place at the Mercure Piccaddilly Hotel in Manchester where hundreds of the most remarkable British Muslims were gathered as finalists.

The award was held to recognise a wide range of achievements from Muslim individuals across the UK who positively impact business, charity, sport, arts, culture, religious advocacy, education and medicine. The awards showcased the strength of the British Muslim community, the impact they have on culture and their achievements over the last year. Categories ranged from Muslim in the Community, Young Achiever of the Year to Spirit of Britain.

Irfan Younis, CEO of Oceanic Consulting said: “Every year I think we’ve seen the best the British Muslim community has to offer but every year I’m blown away by just how special the talent is and just how hard people work to service their communities. I have no doubt that the Muslim community will continue to thrive and act as leaders for future generations to come.”

With 13 years of experience, Oceanic Consulting host annual award ceremonies in major English, Scottish and Irish cities. Campaigns include the Curry Awards, Asian Business, Asian Food, British Muslim, British Indian and Britain’s Asian Wedding Awards.

With 33 awards presented on the night, the winners are as follows:

Muslim in the Community: Aysha and Kiran Iqbal – Odara (Birmingham)

Media Arts & Cultural Awareness: Mobeen Azhar – BBC (Westminster, London)

Young Achiever of the Year: Jewels of Jannah (Manchester)

Charity of the Year: Karimia Institute (Nottingham)

Religious Advocate of the Year: Habib Khan – Dunfermline Central Mosque & Islamic Centre (Dunfermline)

Noor Inayat Khan Muslim Woman of the Year Award: Sahar Al-Faifi – Muslim Engagement and Development (London)

Food Business of the Year: Nafees Bakers and Sweets (Bradford)

Achievements in Law: Sahar Farooqi – DWF Advocacy (London – Langbourn)

The Mohammed Sarwar Civil Service Award: Munira Mirza – Number 10 Policy Unit (Westminster, London)

Achievements in Accounting & Finance: Adnan Sajid – UHY (Manchester)

Business Leader of the Year: Rahmeez Younas – National Care Consortium (Nottingham)

Entrepreneur of the Year: Samreen Hussain – The ModestMe Collection

Spirit of Britain: Yashmin Harun – Muslimah Sports Association  (Redbridge, London)

Services to Education: Sammar Javed – University of Huddersfield’s Business School (Hudersfield)

Community Initiative of the Year: Tasneem Disabled Muslim Matrimony (Preston)

Business of the Year: Pakeeza Dairies (Rochdale)

Small Business of the Year: Jog On (Essex)

International Charity of the Year: Muslim Charity (Retford)

One to Watch: Hafsah Dabiri – Basira the Basketballer (London)

Social Inclusion Group of the Year: Bangla Bantams (Bradford)

Leading Lights of the Year: Nagina Munawar – Almas Martial Arts Centre (Birmingham)

Rising Star in Sport: Roman Shafiq  – British Lawn Tennis Association (Burnley)

Dr Abbas Khan Services to Medicine Award: Mohammedabbas Khaki – General Medical Council (Camden, London)

Professional in Business: Qamar-ur Rehman – DV Solicitors (Bedford)

Hajj Operator of the Year: Mohammed Arif – Hajj Tours (Manchester)

Digital Activity of the Year: Anisa Grams – Anisagrams (Leicster)

Outstanding Achievement of the Year: Mohammed Haroon – Greater Manchester Football Club (Manchester)

Religious Education Provider: Joweria Khan – Al Iman Institute (Slough)

Rising Star of the Year: Najwa Jawahar – WSP (Bradford)

Community Group of the Year: Purple Patch (Blackburn)

Rising Star in Law: Vic Younis – Wall James Chappell Solicitor (Stourbridge)

Corporate Leader of the Year: Usman Basharat – Lloyds Banking Group (Notttingham)

Community Pioneers of the Year: INSAAN (Reading)

International Muslim of the Year: Dr. Bashayer AlMajed – Kuwait University (Kuwait)

Mosque of the Year: Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre (Birmingham)

Diversity Award of the Year: Mohammed Arif – England & Wales Cricket Board (Camden, London)

Organisers Award of the Year: Khalid Saifullah – STAR Tissue(Blackburb)