Nominations are now open for the 3rd British Kebab Awards


The British Kebab Awards have announced that the process of receipts of nominations is now open.

The 3rd British Kebab Awards will be presented on 7 January 2015 in Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel, London.

Details of the event are as follows:

3rd British Kebab Awards

7 January 2015

Reception (18.00-19.00)

Dinner and Awards Ceremony (19.00-24.00)

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Ballroom

200 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7UT

Dress Code: Lounge Suit/Cocktail Dress

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The 2nd British Awards held in January 2014 was a great success with distinguished guests. Over 100 cross party MPs and Peers including Nadhim Zawahi MP, Keith Vaz MP, Baroness Benjamin, Lord Paul, John Reynolds MP, Sharon Hodgson MP, Ben Gummer MP, Toby Perkinson MP and Robert Halfon MP attended the event. Business people Alvin Harris and Tuncel Nalbantoglu of Vatan Catering, Graham Corfield of JUST EAT, Rami Ranger of Sunmark LTD, Sercan Erkaslan of Tees LTD were among over 500 hundred guests in Park Lane Sheraton, London.

The awards are sponsored by UK’s largest takeaway website JUST EAT. Graham Corfield, the UK managing director of JUST EAT, spoke in the 2nd British Kebab Awards 2014: ‘’We are really proud to be a part of the celebrations of the British Kebab Industry and we are celebrating tonight the awards for all the really hard working entrepreneurs, restaurant owners involved in the British Kebab Industry.’’

Sales Director of another sponsor of the awards, Big K, Mike Theodoru commented “Big K products have been supplying Kebab industry since its birth in the UK some 40 years ago. Much has changed in this time, however one thing that remains constant is Big K’s determination to supply the UK kebab market with the best quality charcoal, combine with a fast, efficient and reliable service. The British Kebab awards has quickly established itself to be the premier event in our industry and when we saw how well organised and respected the awards had become we wanted to get involved. Big K is proud to be associated with the British Kebab awards and we look forward to seeing it grow from strength to strength over the coming years.”

The British Kebab Industry is constantly growing and contributes more than £2 billion to Britain’s economy every year. The British Kebab Awards are organised by the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS)and aim to improve the industry and to increase the standards. Ibrahim Dogus, Director of CEFTUS and Founder of the British Kebab Awards, commented on the annual event: ‘’It started as a very small idea, now it has grown to be the one and only awards ceremony for the kebab industry in the country. The local and national media and social media have all been talking about the British Kebab Awards. It is not just about one particular community – this is about all communities who work or benefit one way or another from the kebab industry.’’

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About the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS)

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is an independent and non-partisan organisation inaugurated in April 2011 with the support of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in London. CEFTUS provides an open forum promoting expert opinions and debates focusing on Turkey and UK relations, foreign affairs, economic issues and social developments in Turkey and the region.


JUST EAT plc (, launched in Denmark in 2001, is based in London and is now active in 13 countries around the globe. JUST EAT is on track to generate £1bn in revenue per year for the restaurant industry. Worldwide, JUST EAT has over 2m Facebook fans and its smartphone app has been downloaded over 2 million times. There are currently over 40,800 takeaway restaurants signed up to JUST EAT, which uses proprietary technology to offer an efficient on-line ordering service. Based on percentage revenue growth over the last five years, JUST EAT was recently ranked in the Deloitte 2013 Technology Fast 500 EMEA and is recognised as one of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The brand has also won multiple marketing awards, including a 2013 SABRE award for Best Guerrilla Marketing.

History of the Doner Kebab

It is suggested that the doner kebab was invented in 1970s by immigrants from Turkey who moved to Germany and transformed the kebab into a mobile dish. Traditionally, kebab had been served with rice, but in a moment of inspiration, they saw that the future lay in putting the kebab inside a pitta bread. Taking away a kebab dish on the go seemed much easier.


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 ceremonies have been 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.

They are asked to nominate a local kebab business that deserves to be awarded for a selection of categories.

Please visit to submit nominations. Alternatively, please email

Nominations are due no later than 10 December 2014. Please contact for further info.

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