Britain’s One and Only Kebab Awards Announced Winners 2015
The British Kebab Awards took place on the evening of 7th January 2015, 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. Distinguished guests included over 300 MPs and Lords and Baronesses, Councillors, representatives of communities, business people and kebab enthusiasts. Among them Minister Lord Ahmad, Lord Kinnock, Baroness Ludford, Siobhain McDonagh MP, Richard Burden MP, Baroness Benjamin, Robert Halfon MP, Toby Perkins MP, Wayne David MP and many more members of the Houses of Parliament were present. Photos from the event can be found here
Support messages from Prime Minister David Cameron MP, Deputy PM Nick Clegg MP and Opposition Leader Ed Miliband MP as well as from Home Secretary Theresa May MP, Lord Chancellor, Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles and Mayor of London Boris Johnson were sent out to be published on the British Kebab Magazine to honour the awards ceremony. You may find a digital copy of the British Kebab Magazine Issue 2 here
You can watch interviews conducted with distinguished guests on the evening on our YouTube channel.
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. Please see below for the full list of 2015 winners.
The awards ceremony has been widely covered in the media. Please see below for some of the news coverage below:
Prima doners: the best kebabs in Britain in the Guardian
British Kebab Awards: are these Britain's best kebab shops? in the Telegraph
Harringay Restaurants Come up Trumps in Best Kebab Awards in Harringay Online
Liverpool kebab shop is officially the best takeaway outside London in Liverpool Echo
Click here for more media coverage.
British Kebab Awards team proud by the widespread attention the awards have received would like to thank all who nominated and voted for their favourite kebab business and attended the awards ceremony.
We would like to specially thank our sponsors who made this evening possible. Our main sponsor JUST EAT, UK’s largest takeaway website, Big K Charcoal, Bulldog Energy Drinks, Paragon Quality Foods, XPO Online, Altan&Co Chartered Accountants, Harlequin Printing &Packaging and Levenes Solicitors.
Also our special thanks go to many businesses that supported the ceremony by purchasing tables including Lucrum Consultancy, Duncan Lewis Solicitors, Top Residential, Holland Bazaar, NCD Ltd, Turkish Bank, Comtrex, and Edmonton Meat Centre.
About the British Kebab Awards
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 first British Kebab Awards was held in British Parliament and the second Awards took place in Park Lane Sheraton in London. The Awards began as an attempt to understand and value UK’s kebab industry. The first ceremony was kindly hosted by Nadhim Zahawi Conservative MP and Keith Vaz Labour MP.
The nominations are made by members of the Houses of Parliament and the public.
4th British Kebab Awards will take place in the first months of 2016. Nominations for the New Year’s awards will open in Spring 2015. Watch this space!