KQF Named Business of the Year In English Asian Business Awards

October 3, 2014 at 12:18 pm

KQF has been named Business of the Year in the 2014 English Asian Business Awards.

1editPresented by Lloyds Banking Group, the Awards were held on the 29th September at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel and were attended by hundreds of delegates from all over Britain. There were six other finalists in the Business of the Year category including, amongst others, professional services specialists, high-tech manufacturers and food and drinks companies from London and the West Midlands.

“This is a very prestigious award for KQF and to be up there with some really big names is a great achievement,” said managing director Faruk Vali. “I would like to express my appreciation to our whole 62-strong workforce for their contributions to making this award possible. We have come a long way in the last twelve months and much of it has been down to sheer hard work from the whole team. ”

The title of Business of the Year was awarded to the company which the judges believed most deserved to be recognised for its progress over the last year. In making their decision, the panel took into account KQF’s dramatic growth in sales, and our innovation with regard to new product development, branding, quality control and the expansion of our export markets.

Over the last year, we have almost doubled our turnover, won new clients in Britain and Europe and created a total of 12 new jobs.

We were recently commended as a finalist in the E3 Business Awards and, on 16th October, we will be appearing at the EN 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards as a finalist in the category of Most Entrepreneurial Company. In November, representatives of the KQF Superstore will attend the Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards – for which KQF has been shortlisted in two categories: the Halal Butcher’s Shop of the Year and the Innovation of the Year.