Business Leader

This award will recognise the individual who has demonstrated exceptional business acumen, embedded a culture of innovation and improvement, and communicated a clear strategic vision companywide to deliver outstanding commercial performance over the last 24 months. This award celebrates the recession-defying individual who navigated a path to success in challenging times as well as prosperous times.

Art, Design and Culture

This award will recognise the individual who has made the significant impact in arts, design and culture.Judges will look at what the individual has achieved during the course of their career, and the global impact of their contribution.

Science and Technology

This award will be presented to an individual who has led innovation or is a recognised pioneer in the fields of science and technology.Judges will look for an individual who has pushed the boundaries of scientific and technological endeavour, developed life and industry-changing products, services or processes and is an active ambassador for this vitally important sector.

Sports Excellence

This award will be presented to a sporting star who has not only reached the pinnacle of achievement in their chosen field – but who best represents the ideals of sportsmanship and a determination to reach new heights. Judges will be looking for an individual whose sporting achievements are world class, who is a respected ambassador for their sport, and who has demonstrated a passion for excellence throughout their career.

Professional Excellence

This award recognises an inspirational Muslim who has demonstrated significant and lasting achievements in a professional domain along with consistent contributions to their community. Eligible candidates can include professional lawyers, academics, innovators and people within the financial sector.The nominee must also demonstrate commitment to serving their community through volunteering,charitable giving or other activities.

Inspiring Woman

This award will recognise a woman who has demonstrated significant achievement, leadership, and commitment to serving her community through volunteering, charitable giving, campaigning or other activity

Social Entrepreneur

This award will be presented to an individual who has created an enterprise that focuses on social capital, revolutionising the intent of business to provide a service or product to a disadvantaged community or to support purely civic goals.Judges will only consider leaders of organisations with a proven track record of delivering on core objectives, and where profit has been re-invested to improve levels of service and reach.


Nominees for this award will have a proven track record of establishing one or several successful owner-led businesses. As a champion of Asian entrepreneurialism, this individual will possess qualities ranging from clear leadership and sound management to innovation, determination, ambition, and entrepreneurial flair. The winner of this award will be an example of the very best in entrepreneurialism.

Friend of The Community

This award recognises a non-Muslim individual who has demonstrated outstanding service to the British Muslim community. The Friend of the Community will have assisted in the achievement of certain strategic goals in key areas of importance to the community and will have promoted engagement between the Muslim community and broader society, thereby counteracting Islamophobia.



The Trailblazer recognises young individuals who have made global impact in his/her field of work/interest in a short space of time. The award is presented to honourees aged 35 or less. Lifetime Achievement.The Lifetime achievement award recognises the impact of an individual on a particular field, whether through sport, business, entertainment, culture or the arts. The recipient will be a highprofile leader and pioneer with a proven track record of success encompassing the values of ambition, dedication,hard work and creativity.


The Fellowship is awarded to a living individual who is a global icon in their respective field. It is the highest honour that can bestowed and represents the beginning of a long-term fellowship with the awards