“On behalf of the Liberal Democrats, I want to wish everyone involved in this year’s British Kebab Awards a huge congratulations, and all the very best for what I am sure is set to be another fantastic event.
The Kebab industry has made an invaluable cultural and economic contribution to local communities in my constituency and right across the country, and I’m delighted to see this recognised each year with these important awards.
Your hard work and dedication to your enterprise creates thousands of jobs, and keeps our villages, towns and cities well fed night after night, week after week.
Good luck everyone!”
“I wish to congratulate the Centre for Turkey Studies on organising the British Kebab Awards. As Members of Parliament we greatly value Turkish people in our communities. Their work ethic is second to none, they are of course world famous for producing delicious kebabs. Tonight is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate their successes.”
“It’s great that we celebrate the Kebab Industry which makes a very important contribution not just to the British economy, but also to society more widely. The kebab retail industry add greatly to the diversity of the high street and to the food industry which we all value and enjoy.
The British Kebab Awards are now a great opportunity to celebrate the great British tradition of the local kebab shop and restaurant.”
Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade, President of the Board of Trade and Conservative MP for North Somerset
“The kebab industry has made a significant contribution towards the UK economy and shows an entrepreneurial spirit through each and every successful small business venture. I recognise the care and commitment to excellent that this year’s winners show and I would like to congratulate them on their achievement.”
Rachael Maskell, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Labour MP for York Central
“Kebabs have a special place in British food culture, and the fact that there’s a kebab shop on almost every high street is an example of our multicultural society at its best.
So as we celebrate the fifth year of the British Kebab Awards, let me say a big thank you to everyone who helped to make it happen.”
“Congratulations to every single restaurant and chef nominated tonight. You represent the 20,000 businesses in the sector that are contributing over £2 billion to the UK economy every year, while driving entrepreneurship, growth and employment across our country. Tonight is a celebration of the significant contribution you all make to the UK economy and to British society.
We are at a defining moment for our country where we will show the global leadership the UK can provide around the world, because of the entrepreneurship and work ethic of chefs and businesses that make up the successful of the restaurant industry. You represent the best of Britain; the hardworking innovators bringing diversity, jobs – and tasty kebabs - to your local communities.
Although I cannot join your celebrations this evening, I thank you all for the enormous contribution you are making to our economy, to communities across the UK and to our country. I wish you all a wonderful evening.”
‘’The British Kebab Awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate excellence in a food market which delivers over £2bn to the UK economy every year. Since 2001, The Crucial Sauce Company has been supporting fast-food operators in offering their customers a range of high-quality sauces whilst delivering great value. We are delighted to have been a crucial part of the success of the British Kebab industry for over 15 years and are proud to support and celebrate these fantastic achievements. We send our very best wishes to everyone participating in the 5th British Kebab Awards and thank them all for their continued support.’’
“I consider myself to be one of the founders of the British Kebab Awards, and it is with immense pride that we celebrate the truly diverse Kebab Industry and the vast contribution it makes to the British economy of over £2 Billion coming chiefly from small and medium sized businesses. These businesses are the lifeblood of our nation, and it is truly humbling to celebrate their achievements. The British Kebab Awards is their night.”