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Mazlum Demir of Skewd Kitchen
The British Kebab Awards took place on 7th January, with restaurants and suppliers across the UK celebrating as they were honoured for their contribution to the industry.
The ceremony in London was attended by over 1,200 people.
Gongs were presented for a total of 14 categories at the third annual British Kebab Awards, following a competitive nomination process.
A panel of judges including MPs Nadhim Zahawi, Jonathan Reynolds, Andy Love and Keith Vaz, as well as Baroness Hussein-Ece, helped decide the winners of each category – although anyone could vote for their favourite kebab outlet from a shortlist for each category.
The Awards have become a fixture in the annual food awards calendar, and celebrate the growing contribution of the kebab industry to the UK.
The British kebab industry contributes over £2.2 billion annually to the British economy, supporting around 200,000 jobs across restaurants, suppliers and the food industry in the UK. There are also around 200 doner kebab manufacturers in the UK, with a turnover in excess of £750m.
The first kebab shop opened in North London in 1966 and there are now over 20,000 kebab outlets in the UK selling an estimated 1.3m kebabs every day.
The awards are sponsored by the UK’s largest takeaway website JUST EAT, as well as Big K and Bulldog Energy Drinks, with the aim of showcasing the wide range of restaurants serving kebab styled food.
Ibrahim Dogus, Director Founder of the British Kebab Awards, said: “Many congratulations to all the winners and nominees. These awards are a true celebration of kebabs as a Great British institution, and recognise the contribution of the industry throughout the country. There was a very high standard of nominees for every category, and I am delighted that we have been able to honour some of the leaders in the industry for the third year running.”
Graham Corfield, UK Managing Director of British Kebab Awards sponsors JUST EAT, said:
“The British Kebab Awards are the perfect showcase for the best in the business. The growing success of the awards is testament to the great cultural and economic contribution the industry has in the UK and to the takeaway industry as a whole. We are proud to once again be sponsoring the awards which will be bigger and better than ever before. Best of luck to all the nominees who share our passion for delivering quality food and an excellent service.”
Mike Theodoru, Sales Director of Big K, said: “Big K products have been supplying Kebab industry since its birth in the UK some 40 years ago. Much has changed in this time, however one thing that remains constant is Big K’s determination to supply the UK kebab market with the best quality charcoal, combine with a fast, efficient and reliable service. The British Kebab awards has quickly established itself to be the premier event in our industry and when we saw how well organised and respected the awards had become we wanted to get involved. Big K is proud to be associated with the British Kebab awards and we look forward to seeing it grow from strength to strength over the coming years.”
Dr Rami Ranger of Sun Mark / Bulldog Energy Drink commented: “Enterprise is critical to the future of this country and anyone who works to achieve success benefits us all. By celebrating success, we not only acknowledge those who go the extra mile but also inspire others to emulate them”.