Top professionals win at The 9th British Muslim Awards 2022

Some of the top professionals and businesses from the British Muslim community were awarded for their ingenuity and achievements.

The event took place on Thursday February 24, at the Marquee British Muslim Heritage Centre in Manchester where hundreds of the most remarkable British Muslims were gathered as finalists.

The 2022 British Muslim Awards were a celebration of the brilliant, accomplished and dynamic Muslim community across the UK. The Awards were held to celebrate the wide range of achievements across the country including those who positively impact business, charity, sport, arts, culture, religious advocacy, education and medicine among others.

They commended British Muslim individuals for their entrepreneurship, spiritual endurance and wide range of successes across a variety of sectors. 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 15 years of experience, Oceanic Events host annual award ceremonies in major English, Scottish and Irish cities. Campaigns include the Curry Awards, Asian Business, Asian Food, British Sikh, British Indian and Britain’s Asian Wedding Awards.

With 35 awards presented on the night, the winners are as follows:

Muslim in the Community: Ghulam Farid and Shagufta Shamim (Bowhouse News Agents, Grangemouth)

Media Achievements of the Year: Unzela Anna Khan (My London, London)

Young Achiever of the Year: Hannah Miah (Hannah’s Challenge, Oldham)

Charity of the Year: World Care Foundation (Edinburgh)

Religious Advocate of the Year: Maysoon Shafiq (Al Mu’minun, Huddersfield)

Noor Inayat Khan Muslim Woman of the Year: Noushin Aslam Raja (Moonlight Trust,Leeds)       

Achievements in Law: Shah Qureshi (Irwin Mitchell, London)      

The Mohammad Sarwar Civil Service Award: Habib Rahman (Newcastle City Council)      

Achievements in Accounting & Finance: Zeeshan Haider (UBL, London)

Entrepreneur of the Year: Sed Shaikh (Bamboo Buds, Bolton)

Spirit of Britain: Samah Khalil (Oldham’s Youth Mayor)

Community Initiative of the Year: Zaynab Jogi  (Z’s Defence Academy Blackburn)

Business of the Year: Motorserve UK  (Midlands)

Small Business of the Year: 360 Secure Systems (Bradford)

Man of the Year: Safwan AhmedMia (SuperSaf, Leicester)           

One to Watch: Mohammed Hannan (Johnson & Johnson, Manchester) 

Social Inclusion Group of the Year: Muslimah Sports Association (London)

Rising Star in Sport: Hamzah Sheeraz (WBO European Super- Welterweight Champion, Slough)  

Dr Abbas Khan Services to Medicine Award: Mohammad Tayyab Haider (Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital, Mid & South Essex)

Professional in Business: Khalid Master (Bankview Smile Studios, Blackburn)       

Digital Activity of the Year: Youness Abidou (Nester, London)     

Outstanding Achievement of the Year: Aminah Shafiq (Severn Trent, Birmingham)          

Religious Education Provider of the Year: Al Iman institute  (Slough)

Rising Star of the Year: Usman Basharat (Lloyds Banking Group, Nottingham)     

Community Group of the Year: Rainbow Muslim Women’s Group  (Falkirk)

Rising Star in Law: Hasin Amin (Harrison Drury, Manchester)       

Corporate Achievements of the Year: Monica Shafaq (Kaleidoscope Plus Group, West Bromwich)                             

Community Pioneers of the Year: Idris Patel (Supporting Humanity, Newham)

Mosque of the Year: Masjid E Sajedeen (Blackburn)

Organisers Award of the Year: ‘10 Nights’   – Graeae (London)

Food Business of the Year: Simply Doughnuts (Blackburn)

Creative Entrepreneur: Nazim Maniar (Sweetheat Technology, Dewsbury)

Leading Lights of the Year: Rokaiya Khan (Together Women, York)

Services to Education: Adnan Qadir Khan (London School of Economics)

Business Achievements of the Year: Shahzad Younas (Muzmatch,London)