MTM Awards Celebrates the Excellence of the Asian & Ethnic Minorities across the South West
MTM South West Asian & Ethnic Minorities Awards Glittering Gala Evening was held at the Bristol Marriott Hotel city centre on the 20th December 2015.
The event, which was hosted by Junior Sheikh – the MTM Awards organiser, featured a sit-down dinner & entertainment with the Bristol Mayor as Chief Guest.
Over 400 members of different ethnic communities were there to celebrate the excellence of the Asian & Ethnic Minorities across the South West. Over three hundred were nominated for the 23 Awards on offer, ranging from business to professional services.
Also attending this years event were the Lord Mayor Clare Campion-Smith, Shadow Secretary Kerry McCarthy, High Sheriff Bristol Dr Ros Kennedy, Deputy Mayor & High Sheriff Gloucester Jim Beeley, Consulates of Italy & Romania, Chair of South Gloucestershire Katherine Morris amongst other dignitaries.
The MTM South West Asian Awards were launched in January 2012 to celebrate the excellence of Asians in the region.
Attendees were later treated to an After Party at The Cuban Bristol.
The big accolade – The Batook Pandya Lifetime Achievement Award was won by Abdul Wahab MBE.
A special congratulations to Kalpna Woolf, founder of 91 Ways, who won the Woman of the Year Award.
Please find below a list of the winners.
MTM FOOD AWARDS 2015
WORLD FOODS MINI MARKET
Kookootoo The Persian Restaurant
BEST TAKE-AWAY/ FAST FOOD
Peri Peri Grill
MTM GENERAL BUSINESS AWARDS
BEST ONE STOP SERVICE
Scoops Desserts & Shisha Bar
PRODUCTION & MANUFACTURING
One Holding Investments
MTM ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS
MTM FASHION AND BEAUTY AWARDS
BEST HAIR STYLISTS / MAKE UP ARTIST
Naheed of Sairaz
BEST ONE STOP BARBER
Andrews Gents Barbers
MTM SPECIAL AWARDS
THE PROFESSIONAL AWARD
Pushpanjali (Anjali) Gohil
BEST COMMUNITY GROUP
Ujima Radio 98FM
The Mukhtyar Singh COMMUNITY CHAMPION
J.B. (Jum Bahadur ) Gurung
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR
MAN OF THE YEAR
Abdul Raoof Malik
WOMAN OF THE YEAR
THE BATOOK PANDYA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Abdul Wahab MBE
MTM 2015 Special Recognition Award
Bristol Somali Forum
Faadumo Husseen Ali