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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 10th 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

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  The search is on for Britain’s best kebab restaurant. Across the country, from the humble high street kebab shop to fine dining restaurants, food...

  The moment of truth is approaching for kebab shops around Britain as preparations continue for the industry’s annual awards. Restaurants and takeaway owners in the...

Nominations are now open for the 3rd British Kebab Awards The British Kebab Awards have announced that the process of receipts of nominations is now...

Keith Vaz the chairman of the home affairs select committee states the importance of the British Kebab Awards ceremony and that it is vital...

  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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