NOMINATIONS 2021 ARE NOW OPEN!
There are seven categories with 24 Awards up for grabs!
When you decide you’re going to win, winning is not about luck… it’s about making that decision.
IF YOU ARE A FINALIST FOR AN AWARD YOU ARE REQUESTED TO ATTEND THE EVENT.
Please do not proceed if you are not prepared to attend.
The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Nominations will close on Sunday, October 31st!
MTM Awards is a leading player in promoting and honouring diverse business and community groups. We are renowned for pushing boundaries and offering nominees an extraordinary experience of a lifetime to showcase their excellence & achievements in business and community work and audiences a world-class Glittering Gala Award Evening. MTM Awards provide a unique opportunity to recognise and award the Asian, Black & Ethnic communities that inspire and excel in business and community work.
MTM AWARDS Celebrating #10 YEARS & BEYOND!
Guide to Nominate
MTM Awards is a leading player in promoting and honouring diverse business and community groups. We are renowned for pushing boundaries and offering nominees an extraordinary experience of a lifetime to showcase their excellence & achievements in business and community work and audiences a world-class Glittering Gala Award Evening.
MTM Awards provide a unique opportunity to recognise and award the Asian, Black & Ethnic communities that inspire and excel in business and community work.
MTM Awards nomination process is simple and straightforward, it is important you read the guide to each award available below on the nomination page.
- provide the nominee’s name/business/organisation and valid email for verification.
- send in a brief about your nominee
- how a real difference has been made by the nominee or in case of a business it’s success and impact in its area of operation.
- include evidence of any legacy for organisations or persons in the Special and Community Awards.
- you may nominate in as many categories as you wish.
- the judging panel will take into account information on the nomination form only, with no attachments.
- once you have chosen your nominee & completed all boxes simply press
- ensure you’re making a nomination in the right category
- ensure you choose the right award.
- provide your full name and valid email for verification
- once you have chosen your nominee & completed all boxes simply press Nominate Now.
Nominations CLOSE Sunday, October 17th!
Frequently Asked Questions!
Who can enter the MTM Awards?
A. The awards are open to all and everyone is encouraged to enter. We have a fair and open online system of nominations and voting, which makes the awards equally accessible to both small and large businesses and organisations.
Can I nominate myself or my company for any of the awards categories?
A. Nominations can be made by a third party and nominees can nominate and there is no limit to the number of awards that one can be nominated for.
Who judges the awards?
A. The judges’ panel comprises of persons with expertise and know-how of the categories, with a wealth of experience.
What are the judges looking for in an award-winning nomination?
A. The judging criteria for each category of award differ slightly. Our nomination details the requirements for every award. Further information on what the judges are looking for can be found in General Information.
What’s the closing date for nominations?
A.Nominations will close on Sunday, October 17th!
As a past winner or finalist, can we be nominated again?
A. Absolutely – YouGottaBeInItToWinIt! Each nomination is treated on its own merits, regardless of being a past winner. If you are a past winner, try and win again… If you have been a previous finalist then go for it, and try and win this time around.
How long should the Reason To Nominate be?
A. Not more than 500 words. Nominations that do not meet the criteria may not be considered.
Is there a cost to enter?
A. Nominations are FREE! Shortlisted finalists are requested to be represented at the MTM Black Tie Ticketed Glittering Gala Award Evening at the Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre Bristol 2 Lower Castle St, Bristol BS1 3AD
Where do we nominate?
A. Nominate on https://www.mtmawards.co.uk/nominations/ Nominations is easy and simple
Q. Can we nominate and vote at the same time
No, the Voting Date Will Be Announced.
What is the voting process?
A. To Vote Go To https://www.mtmawards.co.uk/vote-now/
- Choose the category
- Choose the award
- Search the nominee in the drop bar
- Click on the chosen nominee
- Complete the form
- Press Vote Now
- An automated will response will be sent to your email.
We hope this is of help – if need be email: email@example.com
MTM Awards 2020 Glittering Gala Award Evening
We take this opportunity to thank all our nominees, finalist, winners brand ambassadors countrywide and those across international waters, and our committed partners for being there when needed most. The year 2020 and the early part of 2021 have been very challenging for all but Together We Achieved!
As we step into our 1oth anniversary recognising and honouring grass-root Asian, Black & Ethnic Communities and those across international waters, we appreciate the efforts by the many that have nominated persons, businesses, and community organisations for this prestigious award, MTM Awards is about ‘Bringing People Together.
We understand each nominee, embrace and celebrate the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical abilities, religious beliefs, or other ideologies
We are so glad that we have been granted permission to name our community awards after some of the legends of Bristol and the South-West. We thank them for supporting the MTM Awards and hope the named awards will inspire many in the diverse communities.
MTM BATOOK PANDYA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Batook Pandya MBE was the first recipient of the MTM Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. He was director of Stand Against Racism and Inequality (S A R I ) and had been closely involved with SARI since it was established in the city in 1988.
Batook’s tireless campaign to make a difference and unstoppable passion and dedication for fighting for equality for all has been his life’s work. As a young man, he experienced racial harassment; while working at a pub during his engineering apprenticeship, he mastered the art of dealing with constant racial banter and gained the respect of employers and customers.
His involvement with S A R I in 1988 gave the group a voice and a strong character that stood firm against racial harassment and discrimination in the city. It was Batook’s determination and commitment to tackle racial injustices that have seen SARI grow from strength to strength and touched so many lives.
MTM ROSA HUI EMPOWERING WOMEN AWARD
Rosa Hui MBE DL was awarded the MTM Batook Pandya Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 for her outstanding work with the Black, Asian & Ethnic Communities.
Rosa Hui is known for her incredible contribution to the wider community especially the Chinese Community in the City. She dedicated her working life to helping others in ensuring they get the support they deserved. To say Rosa is passionate about what she does is a gross understatement to her achievements, she is a philanthropist and champion for what we strive to embody in the community.
Rosa has worked for and in the Chinese community for over 30 years and has reciprocally utilised both, the community’s and her experiences to promote healthier living and to improve access to health services. Rosa has been involved in a number of national health initiatives, where she represented the views of the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities as well as the wider community in the South-Western region.
MTM MUKHTYAR SINGH COMMUNITY CHAMPION AWARD
Mukhtyar Singh Khalsa was a voice of Bristol’s Sikh community, and one of the founders of the Bristol Sikh Temple in Fishponds Road. He was awarded MTM Special recognition for his outstanding work with the Black, Asian & Ethnic communities. He was a highly regarded, prominent Sikh, living in Bristol since 1955. He set up the charitable organisation Khalsa Heritage Trust and gave lectures at the temple and at schools in the city and was also a prison chaplain for Sikh prisoners in the southwest.
The first Nagar Kirtan(a huge Sikh festival that takes place annually) in Bristol took place in 1999, organised by all the four Gurdwara’s coming together as one unit, which was just such a pleasure to see and feel. Mukhtyar was one of the founding organisers of the Nagar Kirtan in 1999 an event he was passionate about organising until his health prevented him.
He was a good supporter of our projects and “If we ever needed any information referencing the Sikh community in Bristol, he was the one to go for advice.”
MTM PAUL STEPHENSON UNSUNG HERO AWARD
Paul Stephenson OBE was awarded the MTM Batook Pandya Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 was his outstanding contribution to the Black, Asian & Ethnic Communities. Paul is a Bristol legend who changed the course of history in the UK. He is a community worker, activist, and long-time campaigner for civil rights for the British African-Caribbean community in Bristol, England.
As a young social worker, in 1963 Stephenson led a boycott of the Bristol Omnibus Company, protesting against its refusal to employ Black or Asian drivers or conductors. After a 60-day boycott supported by thousands of Bristolians, the company revoked its colour bar in August of that year.
In 1964 Stephenson achieved national fame when he refused to leave a public house until he was served, resulting in a trial on a charge of failing to leave a licensed premises. Paul’s campaigns were instrumental in paving the way for the first Race Relations Act, in 1965.
Dr. Paul Stephenson is a Freeman of the City of Bristol and was awarded an OBE in 2009.
MTM PEACHES GOLDING COMMUNITY GROUP AWARD
Lord-Lieutenant Mrs. Peaches Golding OBE is a highly experienced, award-winning Executive and Non-Executive Director. She commenced the role of Lord-Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol in 2017.
As Lord-Lieutenant, her interests include mental health, widening access to opportunities for those most disadvantaged in society, education, social justice, volunteering, and poverty. In the commercial sphere, she is interested in research and development, science and technology-based enterprises as well as sustainability and environmental protection.
Peaches won the MTM Batook Pandya Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 and appointed England’s first black High Sheriff, serving the County and City of Bristol in 2010-2011
Peaches was awarded the OBE in 2009 for services to minority ethnic people in the South West. In 2010 she was awarded an honorary MBA and, in 2017, was awarded an honorary Doctorate of the University by the University of the West of England. She was appointed Honorary Captain Royal Naval Reserve in June 2020.
….thank you for a fantastic response in this difficult year…and as always our nominations are open to all and are FREE.