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Grenfell Muslim response unit among Arabian Business London Award winners

The first ever Arabian Business London Awards took place in London on Friday

Grenfell Muslim response unit among Arabian Business London Award winners
Last week marked the two-year anniversary of the Grenfell tower blaze which caused the death of 72 people in central London.

Last week marked the two-year anniversary of the Grenfell tower blaze which caused the death of 72 people in central London.

In the hours after the flames had subsided, groups from across the spectrum came together to support those who had been impacted by the tragedy, whether that was distributing cash to survivors, providing food and shelter to those made homeless, helping to arrange funerals and burials or organising counselling support for bereaved families.

737 days after the blaze, Zain Miah, founder of the Grenfell Muslim Response Unit, continues to be as busy as ever, responding to the ongoing needs of victims and families and working in collaboration with the local council, authorities and other specialist organisations to ensure needs are met and relief is provided to all victims of the fire.

Miah was honoured with the Humanitarian Award at the first-ever Arabian Business London Awards, which were held at a prestigious gala reception on June 21.

The awards event was held in two parts: The first section honoured those who have made major contributions to British society, while part two included a select group of achievers from our home region who have enjoyed success on a truly global scale and deserved to have their contributions acknowledged.

The awards took place at 8, Northumberland Avenue, in central London, and the exclusive banking partner was Barclays, the event planner was Grosvenor Capital and the social media partner was TINT.

Among the big winners on the night were Lebanese businessman Ayman Hariri, Palestinean-American property magnet Mohamed Hadid, Dubai-based Dr Habib Al Mulla, executive chairman of Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla.