Sajid Rashid BEM has won the ‘One to Watch’ award at the seventh annual British Muslim Awards.

A Burton-on-Trent philanthropist has won the ‘One to Watch’ award at the seventh annual British Muslim Awards.

Sajid Rashid BEM is regarded as one of Britain’s most inspirational figures scooping many of the UK’s top national accolades including The National Diversity Awards & JCI UK’s Ten Outstanding Young Person (TOYP) awards.

“It’s an honour and privilege to accept this award. Firstly I would like to thank the Lord almighty for

everything he has blessed me with and congratulations to all the finalists and winners, win or lose, in my eyes you are all winners. It people such as yourselves that put the ‘Great’ back into Great Britain,” said Sajid.

The awards were held at the Bradford Hotel with more than 300 of the most remarkable British Muslims shortlisted as finalists.

The awards were held to recognise a wide range of achievements from outstanding Muslim individuals across the UK who positively impact business, charity, sport, arts, culture, religious advocacy, education and medicine among others, and simultaneously and unknowingly battle negative stereotypes every day.

The awards endeavour to showcase the strength of the British Muslim community, the impact it has on culture and its achievements over the last year as well as highlighting the significant role Muslims play in contributing to a better Britain.

Irfan Younis, CEO of Oceanic Consulting said: “I’d like to congratulate all the winners and every finalist from the seventh British Muslim Awards 2019. Every year I think we’ve seen the best the British Muslim community has to offer but every year I’m blown away by just how special the talent is and just how hard people work to service their communities. I already look forward to seeing what next year has to offer; I have no doubt that the Muslim community will continue to thrive and act as leaders for future generations to come.”

Source – www . Derby Telegraph . co . uk

 

THE WOMAN in charge of a Yeadon-based transgender charity has been honoured with an award at a national event to promote diversity.

Susie Green, CEO of transgender youth charity Mermaids, was awarded the Diversity Champion Award in the charity sector of the Excellence in Diversity Awards in Manchester.

She was applauded for expanding Mermaids from a small charity with no paid staff, to four paid staff dealing with 4,000 emails and phone contacts a year.

Susie, whose own daughter underwent transgender surgery as a teenager, joined campaigners and employers who were honoured for their efforts to make the country a more inclusive place to live and work.

The Outstanding Diversity Network Award went to Movement to Work, which in the last year has helped more than 20,000 young people to take part in a life-changing work experience placement.

The awards ceremony also included the release of the rankings of the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List- with mental health and wellbeing charity Touchstone taking top spot while Ernst & Young came second, and the Open University was third.

Awards founder Paul Sesay told the audience: “With every news report and article of events happening across the world, it is now even more important than ever to stand together.

“It is your stories and commitment that enable this, so I encourage you to share how you enabled that change in yourself or others, and how every day you inspire hope.”

 

Source: Ilkley Gazette

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