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The nominations for the British Kebab awards 2015 has started

After careful consideration of the nominations by the judging panel, short-listed restaurants/owners/managers will be asked to attend the British Kebab Awards annual awards ceremony and dinner for the announcement of the results. To attend and for further information please email contact us.
UK Kebab Industry

UK Kebab Industry

Kebab businesses currently have an annual contribution over £2.2 billion to the British economy. Not a fact that many are aware of, even though this delicious cuisine is very well known. The increasing consumption of kebab in Britain means that it is now a household food for more families than ever before. The deadline for the 3rd British Kebab Awards nominations is 15th of December.  The awards will be judged by an independent panel, comprising of industry peers and experts. We hope that you are able to help us make the British Kebab Awards 2015 truly representative of Britain’s talent in the Kebab industry.

Nadhim Zahawi is the Member of Parliament for Stratford-upon-Avon since 2010. His involvement with the British Kebab Awards started from the very beginning, he has sponsored the first Kebab Awards which was hosted in parliament with 250 people attending in 2013 and this years award ceremony at the Sheraton on Park Lane with more than 500 people attending. He states that the British Kebab Awards ceremony is a brilliant idea because kebabs have become a staple in Britain and part of the British diet. More importantly the industry is about small businesses and enterprise which are crucial for the economy especially post the crises and the crash of 2010. The awards ceremony is a way to acknowledge the very hard working people of the industry and the long hours they put in. He states that the kebab industry is vital for the revival of the British economy that is taking place.

Ibrahim Dogus the director of the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) and the founder of the British Kebab Awards explains how the award ceremony started as a small idea but became reality for the country and flourish very quickly which is now an annual event, and participated by more than 100 MP’s and received lots of attention from not just British Politicians but also from the local and national media. From all over the UK, Glasgow to North Ireland, from Cardiff to Cumbria, Newcastle to Manchester businesses and individuals were nominees at the event. He also states that the award ceremony is not just about the Turkish, Turkish Cypriot or Kurdish community, it involves everyone from various communities that benefit from the Kebab Industry and that anyone can participate.

British Kebab Awards ~ Interviews

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Keith Vaz the chairman of the home affairs select committee states the importance of the British Kebab Awards ceremony and that it is vital...
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  Toby Perkins the shadow small business minister from the Labour Party who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Chesterfield since 2010, states...
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Graham Corfield the UK managing director of justeat.co.uk states he is proud to sponsor and to be a part of the British Kebab Awards...
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Sharon Hodgson is a Labour Party politician who is the Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West and the shadow minister for Women...
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Andy Love the Labour and Co-operative Party Member of Parliament for Edmonton emphasizes the importance to promote the kebab industry to a wider section...
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Andrew Griffiths Member of Parliament for Burton & Uttoxeter, at the British Kebab Awards 2014. He believes in the positive economic effects of the...

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Kebab in Britain

The Multicultural History of British Foods

It goes without saying that the popularity of the kebab is linked to migration to the UK. As different cultures have moved to these shores, so have different flavours and textures of food.
Harry Enfield appearing on Saturday Live in 1987 as Stavros, a Greek kebab shop owner

It is hard to find a town centre in the UK without a kebab shop. The social impact of the food, especially doner kebab, is palpable. Whereas London was the hub of the branching out of the UK kebab

Oxford dictionary definition: a dish of pieces of meat, fish, or vegetables roasted or grilled on a skewer or spit. The origin of the word kebap - the Turkish word - is from kabāb and can be traced back to Mesopotamia.