2020 has been a very different year for the MTM awards team. After the tough decision to postpone the awards for 2020 and not host them virtually, the team switched their efforts from arranging award shows to help foodbanks and community groups. Junior our CEO also DJ’d to his neighbours to keep spirits high during the first lockdown.
July 31st, 2021 saw the long-awaited return of the MTM Awards at the Bristol Marriott Hotel for closure of MTM Awards 2020. After the hiatus of last year the pandemic, the team behind these major international awards was so proud to be able to finally host this glittering gala awards ceremony for all retrospective nominees from 2020 in the Hotel in July 2021.
As the first lockdown was announced in March 2020, Junior Sheikh launched MTM Connect, South West Food Bank Appeal, launched on the 18th of March 2020 supported by Friends of the MTM Awards, a project initiated by our director, Junior Sheikh. The team collected essential items and delivered them to food banks across the South West of England which had a bigger demand than usual during the pandemic.
A big THANK YOU to :
Malik’s Stores Stapleton Road, Bristol, Bristol Sweetmart St. Mark’s Road, Bristol, Pakeeza Butchers Fishponds Road, Bristol, Raja Foods Cash & Carry Kingswood, Bristol, Pak Butchers Roman Road, Bristol, Vintage Birdcage Cakery Yate, Al-Makkah Butchers Stapleton Road, Bristol, Istanbul Supermarket Stapleton Road, Alfu Supermarket Fishponds The Cheese Cake Co Yate, South Gloucestershire, Sprint Print & Design, South Gloucestershire
We also thank the following individuals for donations:
Lee Dyer Yate, Sophie Sobas Charfield, Spencer Family Yate, Gary Mortiboys-Yate, David Moral Easton, Kani Naim of Hanham, Rachel Bullock St Paul’s, Bristol, Tim of Zero Degrees, Daniele Boccardi of Zero Degrees, Cllr.Bazil Solomon Swindon, Cllr. Imtiyaz Shaikh-Swindon, Hanna from Grupo Lounge, Pradeep Bhardwaj Swindon,
….and our ambassadors across the West Country…
Georgia Holmes, Pradeep Bhardwaj, Cllr. Imtiyaz Shaikh, Cllr. Bazil Solomon, Kiddie Sheikh Cllr. Chaz Singh Cllr. Ahmed Said Hansdot, Chef Kani Naim, Pooja Poddar, and Yate Town Council Mayor Cllr. Karl Tomasin
Food Donations are still welcome If you can help too please, pick up a few bits on your next shop and let us know where you are and we will come to collect Junior Sheikh South West Food Bank Appeal – 07943282145