Dawn Butler, former Shadow Minister for Diverse Communities and Labour MP for Brent Central
“As the Shadow Minister for Diverse Communities it gives me great pleasure in providing this message of support for the Fifth Annual British Kebab Awards and the contribution the industry has made in Britain. The kebab industry has long been established as one of Britain’s most loved culinary establishments and it is a testament to the very best of Britain’s beautiful and diverse culture.
The hard work, contribution and service that small and medium enterprises and their employees, in restaurants up and down the country, consistently deliver to the general public is unparalleled. Providing over 200,000 jobs and contributing over £2 billion to the UK economy, it is fair to say the kebab industry is one of if not the nation’s favourite food institutions.
I always look forward in anticipation to my Friday lunch after my weekly constituency surgery when I and my office visit our local kebab restaurant, Real Charcoal, where we feast on some of the very best food a high street can offer.
I hope everyone has a wonderful evening tonight celebrating and acknowledging the profound impact the kebab industry has made on you, me and the rest of the country.”