Mosaic Board member Aaqil Ahmed was one of a number of Winners at the first ever British Muslim Awards held in Manchester on 29th January 2013.
The inaugural British Muslim Awards, which was co-hosted by Mosaic’s Yorkshire Regional Co-Chairman Zulfi Hussain, was attended by over 500 guests at The Sheridan Suite in Manchester. The Awards were created to recognise a wide range of achievements which cover various aspects of society including business, charity, sport, arts and culture. Aaqil Ahmed, who is Head of Religion and Ethics at the BBC, was winner of the Arts and Culture Award. Mosaic itself was Finalist in the Charity of the Year Award.
Key Mosaic supporters recognised through the Awards included:
- Nazir Afzal OBE, Winner of the Services to Law Award. Nazir is Chairman of the Mosaic North West Region
- DI Khizra Dhindsa, Winner of Civil Servant of the Year. Khizra was winner of the Mosaic 2008 Talent Awards Community Leader Award and was a delegate on the Mosaic International Leadership Programme 2011
- Bushra Nasir OBE, Winner of the Services to Education award. Bushra is a member of the Mosaic Educationalists Panel
- Mahmoud Atalla, Finalist in the Services to Finance & Accounts Award. Mahmoud is a member of Mosaic’s National Advisory Board
- Iman Monawar Hussain, Finalist in the Religious Advocate Award. Monawar is a member of member of Mosaic’s National Advisory Board.
- Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP, Finalist in the Politician of the Year Award. Sadiq is a Mosaic Ambassador
- Rear-Admiral Amjad Hussain, Finalist in the Civil Servant of the Year category. Rear-Admiral Hussain is a Mosaic Ambassador
- Tariq Usmani of Henley Homes, Finalist in the Businessman of the Year category. Henley Homes are Mosaic Patrons
- Rimla Akhtar of the Muslim Woman Sports Foundation, Finalist in the Sports Award. Rimla was winner of the Mosaic Talent Awards 2008 Sports Award and is a Mosaic mentor in our secondary school programme
- Nighat Awan OBE, Finalist in the Businesswoman of the Year. Nighat is former Chairman of Mosaic’s North West region
- Farida Gibbs, Finalist in the Businesswoman of the Year. Farida launched our Mosaic associates Female Entrepreneurs Network
Mosaic was honoured to be charitable partner of the Awards.