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Highlights: Celebrating the best in British Muslim business

11/25/2022 5:15 PM
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Some of the most prominent Muslim businesses in the UK were at the Islam Channel Business Awards last Friday.

The prestigious event, held at the Hilton London Metropole, saw around 1000 esteemed figures in attendance, including business leaders, politicians, ambassadors and prominent personalities.

Hosted by the BBC's Asad Ahmad, the night included world-class entertainment and inspirational speeches, with Islam Channel's founder Mohamed Ali Harrath emphasising why it is important to recognise and celebrate Muslim businesses.

Property entrepreneur and philanthropist Asif Aziz received the Tun Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamad, Leadership Award. His charitable foundation, Aziz Foundation, works towards improving access to postgraduate education for Muslims.

Tea and food retailer Chaiiwala won Islam Channel Founder's Award – Business of the Year, while the Lifetime Achievement in Business Award went to Meher Nawab from London Hotel Group.

Blackburn Rovers football club bagged the Ihsan Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion. The award recognises non-Muslim businesses that make Muslims feel genuinely welcome in the workplace.

Congratulations to all the finalists. Here is the full list of winners:

  • Asif Aziz — Tun Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamad Leadership Award
  • Islamic Finance Guru— Start-up Business of the Year (sponsored by Broadway City)
  • London Tea Exchange — Food & Beverage Business of the Year (sponsored by Zabiha Group)
  • The Craft Studio — Small Business of the Year (sponsored by Emaar Al Diyafa)
  • Crep Protect — Medium Sized Business of the Year (sponsored by Ekram World)
  • IFAAS — Professional Services Business of the Year (sponsored by Wise Utility)
  • Sanzaa — 'Fashion Business of the Year (sponsored by Drop Away - Asian)
  • Chaiiwala — Islam Channel Founder's Award – Business of the Year
  • Dentistry For You — Family Business of the Year (sponsored by Steakout)
  • Wahed — Financial Services Business of the Year
  • Yielders — Real Estate Business of the Year (sponsored by Islamic Centre Of Britain)
  • Dome Tours — Travel & Tourism Business of the Year (sponsored by Turkish Airlines)
  • MyJam — Rising Star Award
  • Spice Village Group — Resilience Award
  • Blackburn Rovers football — Ihsan Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion (sponsored by WuduMate)
  • Meher Nawab, London Hotel Group — Lifetime Achievement in Business Award
  • Mubarak London — Micro Business of the Year (sponsored by Homekooc)
  • Muzz — Technology Business of the Year
  • Grace & Poise Academy — Community Business of the Year (sponsored by Dentistry For You)
  • Mohammed Rasul, Artz-i — Businessman of the Year
  • Farzana Rahman — Businesswoman of the Year (sponsored by Salams)

Highlights from social media on the night

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