Finalists for the 8th annual English Curry Awards 2018 have been announced following a wave of nominations from across the country.
Maaya Indian Kitchen & Bar, Milton Keynes has been shortlisted in the Most Wanted Restaurant of the Year category. Maaya will find out if they will be named winner at the awards ceremony.
The much-anticipated awards aim to recognize and reward the hard work, determination and dedication of those in the country's booming curry industry.
"This is a wonderful honour and we're extremely privileged to have received this recognition, thank you to everyone for their support," said owner and manager, Mo Abdul.
The lavish, black-tie awards ceremony is due to take place on the 17th of September at the stunning Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill in Dudley and will include a drinks reception, four course meal and entertainment as well as the awards ceremony itself.
The event is being run by Oceanic Consulting, the UK's leading ethnic consulting and promotions organisation in the UK, who have recently been shortlisted at the Asian Media Awards 2017 for their work in the Marketing & PR Sector, and are responsible for some of the most successful and well known events in the country such as The English Asian Business Awards and the British Muslim Awards amongst others.
They are also responsible for putting on the Scottish Curry Awards which is now in its eleventh year as well as the recently launched London Curry Awards which took place in April and were a massive success.
Irfan Younis, CEO of Oceanic Consulting said: "We are so excited to announce the finalists for the 8th English Curry Awards 2018. They have not only faced the recent challenges but have indeed grown from them. The curry industry represents so much more than just food: it celebrates history, community and innovation and we cannot wait to celebrate the achievements of the sector at the awards ceremony. "