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Ceftus 6th Anniversary Gala and Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot Community Achievement Awards (2017)

Ceftus 6th Anniversary Gala and Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot Community Achievement Awards (2017)


We are delighted to invite you to our Sixth Anniversary Gala on 3rd October 2017.

Please see event details below:

3 October 2017


18:00 – 19:00

Dinner & Awards

London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel

22 Park Lane, London, W1K 1BE

Dress Code: Lounge Suit or Cocktail Dress
RSVP to info@ceftus.org

Please go to the link below to purchase tickets and/or tables. Your kind support will help us continue our work.

We would be delighted if you are interested in sponsoring this event. You can do this by choosing a sponsorship package which would include advertising your business at the gala event, speaking at the event as one of our main sponsors, placing an advert in our annual magazine which is widely distributed, purchasing a table or tables for you and your guests and many other possible options where you can have your business advertised and you can support continuation of our critical work. Please contact us at info@ceftus.org or call us on 02071834272.  We would be happy to discuss the options and tailor a sponsorship package that works best for you.

We are also proud to announce that we will be presenting the Sixth Annual Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot Community Achievement Awards at the CEFTUS Anniversary Gala.

If you know a Turk, Kurd or Turkish Cypriot who deserves recognition for their hard work in the community then we invite you to nominate them for an award!

You can do this by filling out a nomination form with the name, contact details and a reason why you think your nominee qualifies them for an award. To fill out the form, please follow this link.

The categories are listed below:

Female /Male Role Model
Politics and Education

Law Firm/Lawyers
Community Organisations/Charity
Businessman of the year
Businesswoman of the year
Food and restaurants
Financial Services/Accountancy
Wholesalers/Production/best Employer

Young Entrepreneurs

Commemorating the foundation of the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) in 2011, CEFTUS presented the Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot Community Achievement Awards at its Anniversary Gala last year for the fifth time in the presence of British and Turkish politicians from various parties including Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn as well as foreign dignitaries, community and business leaders.

CEFTUS has continued to recognise and celebrate the outstanding work of Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot women, men, companies and organisations in the UK in several fields. Our winners were awarded for their great work in various business sectors such as financial services, law, wholesale, production employment and restaurants, as well as in other areas such as journalism, education and political activity. For a full list of last year’s winners, please click here.

Among these exemplary winners were Cllr Mete Coban who was awarded a Politics and Education Award for his work in youth political engagement through his organisation My Life My Say as was Dr Tunc Aybak for his numerous academic achievements. Cllr Makbule Gunes and Akif Rizgar Wan were awarded with Female and Male Role Model awards respectively.

Gulen Coban of Mez-Opotamia Restaurant was awarded Successful Businesswoman and Tony Manconi, Efe Cakarel and Ali Sancak received awards as Successful Businessmen. Muhammet Cankiran and Sinan Fidanci of Oakfield Solicitors were also awarded in the Law category and Ali Matur of Holland Bazaar, Kemal Gondas of United Paper Products and Deniz Suyur of Esin Cash and Carry won Wholesalers/Production/Best Employer awards. Many other awards were handed out as a part of this celebration.



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