Qatar British Business Forum (QBBF) hosted its second annual awards ceremony to recognise business excellence and those who have made outstanding contributions to the British community.
The awards ceremony was held at the Oryx Rotana Doha before an audience of valued guests, dignitaries and VIPs. The event was convened under the authority of HE the British Ambassador to Qatar Ajay Sharma. For the first time in 2016 the awards committee presented winners in two new categories – the Lifetime Achievement Award to Hilary Bainbridge, Editor at Marhaba Information Guide; and the Sabri Thawabi Special Recognition Award to Gordon MacKenzie of Radisson Blu. QBBF Chairman and CEO of the Rumaillah Group, Emad Turkman MBE, said, “The QBBF awards were introduced to recognise those individuals and companies making tremendous contributions to the business community and in furthering trade between the UK and Qatar. In the end, although it was challenging to choose, we conferred these awards on an outstanding group of individuals and organisations.” QBBF Business Man of the Year recognised Stefan Lindberg-Jones from Ginger Camel and QBBF Organisation of the Year was awarded to Turner and Townsend.