Virendra Sharma MP
"The quality of British cuisine has an unfair reputation for being boring and tasteless. The restaurants and producers we see recognised today are proof that British food and Britain has only benefitted from migration. The quality before us is staggering, and the contribution made to the economy by the kebab industry is incredibly important not just to my constituency but the entire country. From small family run restaurants to large national companies the kebab industry is a driver of our economy and employs thousands up and down the country. I can think of no better way to honour their contribution than the fantastic National Kebab Awards organised by the irrepressible Ibrahim Dogus."