Ten years of 172 awards winners, 78 Special Recognition honours, 4750 welcomes, 6350 nominees, and over 196,500 votes cast since the inaugural awards we’ve seen a remarkable increase in participation, an immense interest from diverse communities vying for this prestigious award since 2012.
The MTM Glittering Gala Awards Evening ceremony offers a unique opportunity to network, exchange ideas, and celebrate with some of the finest in the region, national, across international waters, and those on our doorstep.
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MTM Awards #10 & Beyond!
MTM Awards 10th Anniversary!
MTM Awards celebrating the essence of business and culture across our rich diverse ethnic communities were launched by Mast The Magazine, a local publication servicing diverse communities, based in the South West of England, the United Kingdom in 2012. This is the first award of its kind in the United Kingdom. Winners receive a custom-made hand-crafted Bristol Blue Flame.
MTM Award Winners are chosen from a range of awards spread over 7 categories, MTM Awards also honours organisations and businesses other than the Asian, Black & Ethnic with a Special Recognition.
In January of 2020, MTM Awards launched the Environmental Excellence Award recognising persons and or organistion for outstanding achievement in the environment. This award is in the Open Category, the home of the National & International awards.
To be eligible for an award in a given year, a nominee must have made a difference between January 1 and midnight of the Glittering Gala Award Evening which is held every December, and there are no exceptions to this rule as it also includes international award nominees who have been eligible to participate since 2016.
In 2020, the award evening could not take place due to government restrictions on public gatherings and events, as a result, the MTM Awards 2020 were held on Saturday, July 31st at the Bristol Marriott Hotel city centre, Bristol, which has been the home of MTM since 2014. All the national and international nominees could not attend due to travel restrictions.
MTM Awards have made it a point to travel where permitted to witness the award presentation ceremony in the town or city where the winner is based. MTM Awards encourages the respective Mayors of these cities to make the presentation.
Nominations requirements are simple and straightforward, nominations must be officially submitted by persons nominating, through the MTM Awards online nomination submission form. Once nominated only members of the nomination panel to verify all nominees and forward them for the voting process. The voting process is online and is free and open to all.
The MTM Awards panel is composed of 9 members, all of whom are specialists in the respective categories. The nominees in each award are chosen by the members of the panel after submission of the nomination MTM Awards Questionnaire and short-listed followed by online voting. The full panel sitting selects the winning candidates after all the votes are verified and counted.
Above bestowing the recognition and the prestige that comes with winning, an MTM Award is a major boost and can provide a crucial role in the success of most winners, an example is the Restaurant Award; this has significantly increased the sales of the most winning restaurants.
MTM Awards were founded in 2012 as MTM South-West Asian Awards. In 2014 they were re-named as the MTM Asian & Ethnic Minority Awards and in the following year to the MTM Asian, Black & Ethnic Awards.
MTM Awards have maintained its policy of not releasing the names of the award winners to the press in advance; this has helped the awards remain undisclosed until announced officially at the Glittering Gala Award Evening. The winners’ names have been a closely guarded secret until the official announcement at the awards ceremony.
Many changes have been made through the years to give opportunities not only to the nominees but performing grassroots artists, suppliers, and volunteers. The awards have become more inclusive and are encouraging sustainability amongst all participants.
MTM Glittering Gala Awards Evening ceremony offers a unique opportunity to network, exchange ideas, and celebrate with some of the finest in the South West, in the UK across international waters, and those on our doorstep.
Every year we support a charity and for the 10th anniversary our Chosen Cause is Period Poverty Action Projects by MTM in partnership with HURIS Foundation Kenya – – to create awareness, support communities, and provide sanitary towels for deprived communities and The Angel Foundation to assist children from deprived communities complete their education. Both these projects are supported by our partners and well-wishers. To celebrate this milestone, the theme of the MTM Awards is #thegreencarpet. The usual red carpet will be replaced with a green carpet with respect to the nominees that champion the environment.
We are proud to be the pioneers in celebrating the essence of business and culture across our rich diverse ethnic communities; where the talent and achievements of the contenders deserve to be recognised and celebrated.
After nine years of 172 awards winners, 78 Special Recognition honours, 4950 welcomes, 6350 nominees, and over 196,500 votes cast since the inaugural awards we’ve seen a remarkable increase in participation, an immense interest from diverse communities vying for this prestigious award since 2012.