16:00, 3 APR 2021
The takeaway is the only Teesside entry named alongside dozens of others of eateries in the annual awards
A central Middlesbrough takeaway is the only on Teesside to be named a semi-finalist in the British Kebab Awards.
The awards, run in association with Just Eat and supported by the Kebab Alliance, the sector’s trade body, are in their ninth year and this year have attracted record breaking entries.
They recognise and champion the efforts of local kebab takeaways and restaurants across the UK.
The semi-finalists all have a chance to secure one of 18 awards at a ceremony at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge Hotel, London on 26 October.
Judges of the awards this year will include Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi and assistant general secretary of Unite Steve Turner.
Ibrahim Dogus, founder of the British Kebab Awards and director of the recently formed Kebab Alliance, said: “Kebab eateries are a key part of the local community and it’s great to see so many entries at the end of a year that has tested every business operating in the hospitality sector.
“Getting to the semi-final is a real achievement given the competition across the country and all outlets should be rightly proud. We wish all semi-finalists the best of luck.”
Mr Zahawi said: “I have been a big supporter of the British Kebab Awards since 2013 and look forward to attending the 2021 event and being on the judging panel.
“Recognising the UK’s thriving kebab restaurant and takeaway sector is very important. I’m proud to be part of this landmark event which will showcase what the sector has to offer and reward the best businesses for their success.”
Voting is now open to the general public who select their local kebab eateries at: britishkebabawards.co.uk .