Preparations have been completed for the 2nd British Kebab and Retail Awards. Set out to become a tradition in the UK, British Kebab and Retail Awards was first organized in January. Candidate nominations have now begun for the award which is sponsored by the biggest takeaway website www.justeat.co.uk
The organization, which will be hosted by the Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi, will consult the opinions of the members of the House of Lords of the British Parliament. The MPs and members of the House of Lords will nominate the best businesses in their local borough or place of residence. Alongside the opinions of the politicians, the 2nd Kebab and Retail Awards will also welcome the citizens and members of the industry to also nominate candidates.
Those wishing to nominate a business can do so, by filling a simple form at the ‘nominations’ link of the award’s website http://britishkebabawards.co.uk.
YOU MAY ALSO BE NOMINATED
While giving information about the organization, head of the British Kebab and Retail Awards Committee Mustafa Topkaya, called on all citizens and businesses to vote at the awards. Topkaya stated that the organization aims to make the kebab industry better known in the country. He added that the organization hoped to increase the quality of the food and service provided by the kebab industry, a significant contributor to the British economy.
Topkaya also reminded that more than 50 MPs and members of the House of Lords participated in the last award ceremony, adding that the 14 categories of awards are distributed to businesses across the UK, from London to Cumbria. He said, the public’s attention and interest in the awards show how the organization is responding to a rising demand.
Deputy General Secretary of the Conservative Party Alok Sharma, head of the Commission of Interior Keith Vaz, First Muslim minister of the UK and current shadow minister of the Labour Party Sadik Khan, shadow minister and MP from HAcknet Diana Abbott, ministers of boroughs with densely populated Turkish speaking communities Nick De Bois, Andy Love, Meg Hillier and David Burrows were amongst the many guests of the first awards ceremony, organized on January 21st.
With an annual turnover of £2.2 billion, kebab is one of the most popular food products of the UK. Sold first in 1966, doner kebab is served across all businesses from fish&chips shops to restaurants. It is expected that approximately 1 million 300 thousand portions of doner are sold per day, in around 17 thousand businesses.