MTM Awards 10th Anniversary!



Celebrating the essence of business and culture  across our rich and diverse ethnic minority communities since 2012!

MTM Awards is a leading player in promoting and honouring diverse businesses and community groups . We are renowned for pushing boundaries and offering audiences a world class award evening and nominees an extraordinary experience and platform to showcase their excellence and achievements in business and community work.

 Now in it’s tenth year and building on the success of MTM 2020 Awards (held in 2021), we are delighted to be able to continue to offer our stand-out awards night for 2022. MTM awards are offering you the opportunity to  celebrate the excellence & achievement of the Asian, Black & Ethnic Minority Communities.

 MTM Awards are presented every year as a celebration of all that’s great about diverse communities and shines a light on the most innovative and dynamic businesses, community organisations, and individuals.

 Our Glittering Gala Award Evening Red Carpet will be turned to green for the 10th anniversary, this is to highlight the climate emergency and encourage businesses and community groups involved with the awards to make a positive change towards a more sustainable and greener future for us all.

 The MTM Awards are a uniquely cultural environment and provides our partners with the opportunity to engage with thriving businesses, communities, and cultures. We are the only ethnic focussed awards ceremony of the type in the United Kingdom, welcoming a multitude of diverse guests from the South West, across the country, spanning international waters and those on our doorsteps.

On Saturday NOVEMBER 26th 2022 we mark our 10th Anniversary!

Anniversaries are important to celebrate – 10 is a decade – it takes us back to re-think- Why! When! Who!

 Why… MTM Awards were created in 2012, with the collaboration of the Mast The Magazine, the South West’s First Independent Asian & Ethnic publication ( launched in 2009) and to this day the only magazine of it’s kind in the South West. We realised the need to recognise the important contributions of diverse communities, who were otherwise disregarded or used as a tick box exercise with token gestures, often is the case to this day, as it’s  only when you involve, engage and work  with the Asian, Black & Ethnic Communities that you realise the challenges they face, the immense potential and talent they have that goes unnoticed.

 When…the first MTM South West Asian Awards were held in 2012 at the UWE (University of the West of England) auditorium, the awards then  set base at the Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre ( often referred to as the “Home of the MTM Awards”), in 2014,  where the 10th Anniversary will be held.

 Who…the MTM Awards were created for YOU, diverse communities across the board, those that have been side-lined over the years,  those that are not given equal opportunities to excel, those that are not given equal opportunities at universities and those that are not given equal opportunities in sports, schools and business.

Our Chosen Charities & Causes

Since inception MTM Awards has raised awareness for various projects and charities; we kicked off the inaugural awards in 2012 by raising awareness for HELP FOR HEROES Charity.

In 2017 our chosen project – Ivory Belongs To Elephants, we organised the 1st ever Great London to Bristol Ivory Belongs To Elephant Walk to create awareness of continued slaughter of the African Elephants.

In 2020 as the LOCKDOWN struck we launched MTM CONNECT,  a successful campaign distributing food parcels across the South West.

In 2021 we launched Period Poverty Action Projects by MTM creating awareness and providing sanitary pads to young girls from deprived communities in Lamu, where our partners in Mombasa Kenya, HURIS Foundation have been creating awareness, educating and distributing sanitary pads to girls in the region. 

In the last 10 years we have  supported Prostate Cancer UK, Dementia UK as well as Plastic Pollution & Awareness Project, amongst others.

 The Environment

In 2020 we launched the Environmental Excellence Award (the first of its kind in any diversity awards in the UK), the awards is open to all, in the UK and across international waters. The response was a good 80 plus entries with Faith Arroisa from Nairobi Kenya scooping the top honours.

We have  seen a remarkable increase in participation, an immense interest from diverse communities vying for this prestigious award since 2012. MTM Awards has celebrated an amazing 172 awards winners, 78 Special Recognition honours, 4950 welcomes, 6350 nominees, and over 196,500 votes cast since the inaugural awards. 


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As we celebrate our tenth anniversary we thank all our nominees, finalist, winners, brand ambassadors, and partners. Join us at our 10th Anniversary Glittering Gala Award Evening on Saturday, November 26th at the prestigious Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre.  Red Carpet is open at 6 pm and the After-Party at 11 pm. 





In ten years we’ve of 172 award winners, 78 Special Recognition honours, 4750  welcomes, 6350 nominees, and over 178,000 votes cast since the inaugural awards this is  a remarkable increase in participation, an immense interest from diverse communities vying for this prestigious award since 2012.

  • Winners join the Roll of Honour of elite businesses, organisations, and persons
  • You are recognised as the best.
  • You add value and credibility to your business or organisations.
  • Winning individual awards express pride in your achievements
  • Award winners motivate colleagues and staff
  • Award winners inspire trust in business. Inspire trust from your clients, in your business
  • Award winners generate business
  • Award winners create news & excitement in the media, including social media.
  • Award winners enjoy a lifetime experience of collecting an award.

There is no greater feeling other than winning an award in a room filled with unique diverse communities and collecting your award from one of the celebrity guests.

There is no greater feeling other than winning an award in a room filled with unique diverse communities and collecting your award from one of the celebrity guests.

Winners Benefits..


Winning awards can make a huge difference on both a personal and professional level.

When a job is done successfully, people seek recognition in some form or fashion. Getting a compliment or promotion, winning awards, or receiving a form of validation can act as a great motivator. Even in cases when people don’t win awards, competing can still be worthwhile. It can help people further their professional development, making them more determined and hard-working.


Awards can raise the credibility of your company or organisation its brand and products. And also increases visibility for your group. Awards raise the profile of a person in the community as it also opens great opportunities for people

Brand recognition and free PR – Being shortlisted as an award contender gives your organization free publicity from the awards organizer as well as the other nominees and possibly even the judges. And if you win, the publicity is even more far-reaching and impactful.

Instant credibility – Winning an award opens numerous doors and gives you instant credibility with potential customers.

Endorsements – Third-party endorsements are critical, and an award shows that an outside organization with no skin in the game thought something you have done warrants recognition. The rewards can be further amplified if you shout the results to the rafters and include any “badges” showing the win on your website, in signature files and on social media.

Increased morale – Winning an award provides intrinsic motivation and improved morale for those on the team. The nomination alone, which recognizes hard work and a job well done, is a celebration of the hours the team put into the project and can significantly and positively impact employee satisfaction and talent retention.

Talent attraction – When potential employees see your company recognized and your teams being celebrated, it can go a long way toward creating a new talent pipeline.

Networking -Throughout the entry of an award through to the awards evening, you will have a brilliant chance to network with other companies both big and small. This can increase your business name, increase contacts and even gain sales.

…and the winner is…

Imagine sitting in a room with businesses, community organisations and the biggest gathering of diverse communities. You look around the room and you can see all eagerly awaiting the awards announcements. You’ve spent time and effort preparing your written speech presentation and it is about time you’re going to find out if it’s all been worth it.

You watch as the host presenter comes up on stage and announces the next category. It’s yours. You hear those three little words “the winner is…” and glance around at your colleagues who are all biting their lips in anticipation and suddenly you hear your name announced, Lo and behold, you’ve won!

Heading up onto stage you get the same feeling you did when you were younger – that sense of achievement and pride makes you feel like you can take on anything. You are recognised as the best amongst the rest.

There is no greater feeling other than winning an award in a room filled with unique diverse communities and collecting your award from one of the celebrity guests.

MTM Glittering Gala Awards Evening is a Black Tie ticketed event.

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