We are pleased to announce that since being named as a finalist in the E3 Business Awards, KQF has been shortlisted in two more high profile award competitions, bringing to five the total number of nominations that KQF has achieved this year.
Firstly, in late July, the organisers of the English Asian Business Awards 2014 informed us that we had been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Business of the Year category. The Awards are supported by Lloyds Banking Group and will be taking place at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel on 29th September.
The announcement came as a complete surprise, as did the news that KQF’s other halal food brand, Sara’s has also been shortlisted. It will be a finalist in the Online Business of the Year category.
“We are delighted to have done so well,” said KQF managing director Faruk Vali, “and we’re especially proud that the nominations for the English Asian Business Awards came not from ourselves but from our customers. We’re touched that consumers regard us so highly and I’d personally like to thank all those who nominated KQF or our Sara’s brand. We’re very much looking forward to hearing the results and hoping, of course, for a win.”
However, the good news doesn’t end there. Having already achieved places in three award categories and two important competitions, we heard in late August that we had also been shortlisted under two separate categories of the Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards 2014. We will be appearing as a finalist in both the Halal Butcher’s Shop of the Year and the Innovation of the Year category. Our nomination under the Innovation category was based on the many changes that have taken place within the KQF Superstore.
The Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards is a national competition and the finals will take place at a special lunch at The Rosewood Hotel in London on Friday 14th November.
“To have secured five finalists’ places in three such prestigious competitions is obviously a tremendous achievement,” said Faruk Vali. “These nominations recognise some of the important changes that have taken place over the last year or so but, more importantly, they also reflect very well on all the hard work that everyone at KQF has put in.”
We will publish further details as soon as they are announced.