MTM Open Awards

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The Open Awards category includes the National & International Award For Excellence & Achievements and Special Recognitions Honours. The National & International Awards are not open to the South West, these are for the rest of the country and international nominees.

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Award ceremonies are the perfect way to celebrate excellence & achievements and acknowledge that the people within your business or community really matter.

Going after and winning, awards makes you more appealing to employers and clients, yes it does, but it can also greatly help you materially, and perhaps most underemphasized, it can permanently lift your confidence. The MTM Awards provide a unique opportunity to recognise & award organisations, business and persons in the Asian, Black & Ethnic Minorities that inspire communities and excel in business and community work.

MTM Awards nominations process allows nominees to share their application with others in their social network, providing your brand with something very valuable: social proof.

The nomination process is simple and straightforward, it is important you click onto the right award, provide nominee details including email and provide your genuine email contact as your nomination will be verified and only accepted if the details are correct.

Once you have made your nomination simply press Nominate Now.


Sporting Excellence Award

All sports are considered for this award. We encourage you to nominate and help us recognise the sporting talent that is an important part of the South West’s existing sporting history.

The 2017 MTM Sporting Excellence Award was won by Bashir Mohamud aka Mohammed Abdulle of Savana

MTM Sporting Excellence Award

Youth Empowerment Award

Previously the Young Achievers Award. The purpose of the MTM Youth Empowerment Awards is to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people up to and including 29 years of age as of  16th December 2018.

The 2017 MTM Young Achievers Award winner is  Pearl Fernandes of Swindon.

MTM Young Achievers Award

Person of the Year Award

Previously, Man of the Year & Woman of the Year Awards, it was decided to merge the two awards for equality. This premier annual accolade is given to the person to have most influenced the communities through culture, inter-faith cohesion, business, professional service and community work.

The 2017 Person of the Year Award winner is  by Abdul Raoof Malik

MTM Sporting Excellence Award

Batook Pandya Lifetime Achievement Award

This is our premier award. The first recipient of this award was the Late Batook Pandya MBE. The Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by MTM to “persons who, during their lifetimes, have made contributions of outstanding significance in business and or community. This is a person who through his initiative and continued efforts has changed the lives of many for the better.

The 2017 MTM Batook Pandya Lifetime Achievement Award winner is Rosa Hui MBE

Batook Pandya Lifetime Achievement

National Award for Excellence & Achievements

This award was introduced in 2016 to include businesses and communities other than those in the South West. This award has opened doors nationally and internationally for the MTM Awards, the nominees and guests. Our ambassadors have been on the invite list of events nationally where we have been given opportunities to speak. This year we have two awards in this discipline: National Award For Excellence & Achievement in Business and National Award For Excellence & Achievement Community.

The 2017 National Award For Excellence & Achievements winner is Sikh Union of Coventry.

Batook Pandya Lifetime Achievement

Special Recognition

Special Recognitions 2017 awarded to:

Essam Amin – community activist and project leader of the South West Kurdish community.
Irvin Campbell community enthusiast and member of the board of S A R I (Support Against Racist Incidents) Bristol.
Up Our Street – community publication & group
Gurdwara Nirman Sewak Jatha Bristol.
Swindon Hindu Temple & Heritage Centre Swindon
Mohammed Abdi Sayaqle of Bristol Somali Youth Voice
Sayyid Ali Ashar Moullin

MTM Sporting Excellence Award

International Award for Excellence & Achievements

This award was introduced in 2016 to include community organisations, persons, artistes and NGOs other than those in the United Kingdom. This award has opened doors internationally for the MTM Awards, the nominees and guests. Our international ambassadors have been of great assistance to identify those really deserving this accolade. Nominees are required to provide proof of works and or projects and persons applying for this recognition must have credentials and referees to prove their worth.

Batook Pandya Lifetime Achievement

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