Shortlisted finalists

A Category for Every Journey

 

There are 12 award categories in total which mainly focus on achievements over the last 24 months.

Whether a dynamic start up, a rising SME, or an established firm; there is a category to highlight outstanding examples in all business areas.

 

Business Awards Finalists

Start-up Business of the Year

Start-up Business of the Year

New and innovative SME with High Performance Growth

This award is open for businesses which have been trading for fewer than two years and have demonstrated a high level of entrepreneurship and vision to establish themselves in their marketplace.

Shortlisted Nominees:

  • Red Face Films
  • Amin & Yasmin
  • Mini Muslims
  • Hashmats Health
  • We are Min
  • My Salah Mat
  • Instant Hijabs UK

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Family Business of the Year

Family Business of the Year

World class family-owned UK companies

This award is for businesses that have kept it in the family. You’re a family run and owned business where more than one family member is involved in the operation and management of the business.

Shortlisted Nominees:

  • Regal Food Products
  • Euro Quality Lambs
  • The Muslim Lifestyle Expo
  • The Desi Doll Company
  • For Aisha
  • Ilford Cupping

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Small Business of the Year

Small Business of the Year

A business operation run by less than 10 employees

Open to organisations with 10 or less staff, including the business owner, and have delivered consistent growth through great leadership, understanding their customers and engaging employers.

Shortlisted Nominees:

  • Mubarak London Limited
  • Yielders
  • For Aisha
  • Drop Away Asian
  • Ibraheem Toy House
  • Islamic Moments
  • London Tea Exchange

Large Business of the Year

Large Business of the Year

A business operation run by more than 49 employees

This award is open to any business that employs more than 50 staff or has an annual turnover of more than £5 million. The company should be able to demonstrate outstanding organisation and strong growth.

Shortlisted Nominees:

  • Oasis Crescent UK
  • German Doner Kebab
  • Gafoor Pure Halal
  • Kaspa’s Desserts
  • Trivelles International
  • Treatz Franchising
  • Wahed Invest

Online Business of the Year

Online Business of the Year

Achieving growth with digital innovation

Open to any organisation operating online, this award recognises those best optimising all aspects of technology and digital innovation to achieve growth and strong financial performance through exceptional customer experience

Shortlisted Nominees:

  • HalalBooking.com
  • Muzmatch
  • SingleMuslim.com
  • Pure Matrimony
  • Yielders
  • Lets-traid
  • Wahed Invest

Hospitality Business of the Year

Hospitality Business of the Year

Setting a benchmark in halal dining

This award is open to restaurants, cafe, take aways, catering suppliers and hotels that are either independent, part of a franchise or chain and have been operating successfully for the last 2 years.

Shortlisted Nominees:

  • Evoca Drinks
  • Sweet Desserts
  • Kaspa’s Desserts
  • Steakout
  • Haloodies
  • Giftos Lahore

Hajj and Umrah Business of the Year

Hajj and Umrah Business of the Year

Adding value to customers travel package

The Hajj and Umrah Award provides recognition to Hajj & Umrah tour operators within the community. Awards are open to all small and big tour operators.

Shortlisted Nominees:

  • Hajj People
  • Dome Tours
  • Al-Amanah Hajj & Umrah
  • Dar El Salam Travel
  • Travel Express
  • Al-Hijaz Tours & Travels

Fashion Retail Business of the Year

Fashion Retail Business of the Year Demonstrating creative and commercial success This award will recognize a fashion business who has overseen both creative and commercial success in the past year and is making waves in the modest fashion industry. Shortlisted Nominees:
  • Modestly Active
  • Sunnah Shorts
  • Barjis
  • Numa Rose
  • Aab
  • Boutique De Nana

Professional Service of the Year

Professional Services Award of the Year Service based business achieving excellence This award will look at businesses that demonstrate excellence in the professional ser-vices sector, that can show evidence of strong financial performance and excellent customer services. Shortlisted Nominees:
  • Slough tuition centre
  • Eternal Gardens
  • Oasis Crescent UK
  • Wajeeha Amin
  • First Credit Advice
  • Pros Assist

Travel and Tourism Business of the Year

Travel and Tourism Business of the Year

Demonstrating creative and commercial success

This award welcome entries from all tourism businesses and tour operators- includes agents, suppliers and destination operators.

Shortlisted Nominees:

  • HalalBooking.com
  • Halal Tourism Britain
  • Dar El Salam Travels
  • Mark One Travel
  • Ariana Travel

Individual Awards

Business Person of the Year

Business Person of the Year

Outstanding Entrepreneur

This award will recognise an individual who has been instrumental in the overall success of a business over the last two years, and demonstrates entrepreneurial spirit, strategic business thinking and is regarded as a leader.

Shortlisted Nominees:

  • Esmail Harunani – Dentistry For You
  • Adeem Younis – SingleMuslim.com
  • Intisar Qasim – Evoca Drinks
  • Farzana Rahman – The Desi Doll Company
  • Mohammed Rasul – Artz-i
  • Safia Jama – Zaman Lounge

Young Rising Star of the Year – Under 30

Young Rising Star of the Year

A young person making a major impact in their organisation

This category celebrates the entrepreneur aged 30 or under who has demonstrated the most impressive credentials in starting or growing a business or organisation.

Shortlisted Nominees:

  • Yasin Zaman – Evoke care
  • Hassan Waqar – MoneeMint
  • Ayesha Rehman – Trésor Beauty
  • Ibrahim Majid – Golden Century
  • Faizan Abdul Sattar – The Sweetlicious Group
  • Wahab Razaq – X press comedy

Lifetime Achievement in Business of the Year

This award recognises a business person whose culture and commercial principles are targeted at bringing a greater good and solving social challenges for the British Muslim communities.

There is no entry form for the Lifetime Achievement Award as this will be decided upon at the discretion of the judges. However, if you would like to submit a name for consideration please email events@islamchannel.tv

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Nominated Awards

Chairman Award of the Year

The recipient of this award will be selected by the chairman of Islam Channel, Mohamed Ali Harrath.

There is no entry form or nomination for the Chairman Award of the year.

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