Awards & Accolades

I am so grateful to be awarded so many awards over the years!

To think you just do your work to achieve a better goal is enough, but to be recognised is so humbling. Receiving my OBE was one of the surprises l will never forget, l remember the day like yesterday when l was sat at my desk and received a letter asking if l would accept the honour, that alone was an honour , and when the queen was awarding me with my OBE was the icing on the cake .

My doctorate was also another beautiful surprise, l felt like miss world receiving this from Manchester university which is a mile from where l was born.

2003 Asian Jewel Awards (Northern Region) Woman of the Year Award

2004 Awarded an O.B.E. in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for “Services to Export and to Charity”

2004 Outstanding Contribution Award, Manchester Food & Drink Festival

2005 Muslim News Awards ‘Entrepreneurial Excellence’ Award

2005 Asian Women of Achievement ‘Entrepreneur’ Award

2006 Asian Women of Achievement ‘Entrepreneur’ Award

2006 Honorary Doctorate, Manchester Metropolitan University