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Islamic Bank of Britain presents the inaugural British Muslim Awards 2013

1st February 2013 - Islamic Bank of Britain plc (IBB, the UK’s only wholly Sharia compliant retail bank, presented the inaugural British Muslim Awards 2013 at a ceremony held at the Sheridan Suite in Manchester on Tuesday 29th January.

The Awards ceremony was attended by over 500 guests.  Over 10,000 nominations from all over the country were submitted and representatives from IBB personally awarded:

Hussein Lalani, Co-founder, 99p Stores, as winner of ‘Business of the Year’, presented by Sultan Choudhury, managing director, IBB

Uzma Hassan, Producer, as winner of ‘Best in Creative Industries’, presented by Zegum Hussain, senior branch manager, IBB

IBB also sponsored the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ category which was won by James Caan, entrepreneur and CEO of Hamilton Bradshaw

Commenting on the event, Sultan Choudhury, managing director, IBB said, “The inaugural British Muslim Awards 2013 have recognised the successes of a high calibre of individuals, groups and businesses.  Achievements for community work, business leadership, sport and charity work, to name a few, have been publicly showcased and celebrated.  As the pioneer of British Islamic banking, IBB was honoured to present the event.  Muslims play a significant role in British life and the Awards have highlighted this.”

The awards honoured the success and achievements of Britain’s Muslim individuals, groups and business people. The evening was one of recognition and celebration, highlighting the significant role Muslims play in contributing to a better Great Britain. 

The founders of the Awards, Oceanic Consulting, were delighted to welcome IBB as headline sponsor for the event based on its significant achievements and contribution to the British community.  As the UK and Europe’s first, and only, wholly Sharia compliant retail bank, IBB offers the largest range of Sharia compliant retail financial products in the UK.  This has earnt the Bank a reputation as the pioneer of British Islamic banking and has drawn over 50,000 customers to its products and services.  IBB’s genuinely groundbreaking achievements mean that consumers now have a real choice regarding the management of their finances. 

The full list of British Muslim Award 2013 winners can be found at the event website 

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