The International Somali Awards once again celebrated the achievements of the global Somali community at Church House in Westminster last night.
The awards were attended by 200 distinguished guests but attracted a global audience of 180,000 people through the awards social media reach, providing an opportunity for Somalis across the globe to unite.
It is the second time the awards, which are organised by The Anti-Tribalism Movement, have been held at Church House Westminster. The awards honour the achievements of the worldwide Somali community and pay tribute to inspiring success stories from all walks of life, recognising inspirational role models from the fields of business, social work, sports, education and entertainment.
The winners were • Sports Person of the Year – Mukhtar Ali • Business of the Year – Hass Petroleum • Outstanding Educational Achievement – Ahmed Adam Roble • Best Entertainment Award – Ahmed Naji Sacad • Innovation Award – Somali National Minnesota Museum • Outstanding Community Contribution – Abdimalik Muse Oldon • Lifetime achievement Award – Dr Hawa Abdi
Hodan Hussein, International Somali Awards Manager, commented; “The awards are about recognising the outstanding contributions of the Somali community. By celebrating the fantastic achievements and honouring the hard work of Somalis around the world we want to inspire more people to follow their own dreams. The winners are very deserving of their awards and showcase the best of Somalia to the world. The team at Church House Westminster contributed to the success of the evening once again and I’d like to thank their staff for their support throughout.”
Church House Westminster is one of London’s most versatile event venues. The AIM Gold accredited venue offers 19 flexible event spaces, which accommodate between 2 and 664 guests, and hosts a wide variety of events including meetings, conferences, awards ceremonies, gala dinners and receptions. For more information call 020 7390 1590 or visit www.churchhouseconf.co.uk.