CEFTUS celebrated its fifth anniversary with glittery celebration in central London.
CEFTUS celebrated its fifth anniversary with glittery celebration in central London. The anniversary event that marked the success of CEFTUS’ work so far also pursued the goal of raising funds to carry out CEFTUS’ future projects.
As the anniversary celebrations in previous years had welcomed members of parliaments of UK and Turkey, London councillors, academics, journalists, business people and representatives of communities. This year, the event again was joined by distinguished guests from UK and Turkey’s political and business world.
The event that took place on the 9th of October, accommodated a wide range of artistically acclaimed musicians like the German pianist Henning Schmidt, Turkish cello player Erman Imayhan and the internationally known Turkish composer and performer Zülfü Livaneli. Accompanied by Erman Imayhan’s unique cello skills, Mr Livaneli performed Turkish poet late Nazım Hikmet’s “Yiğidim Aslanım” piece live.
“We need to embrace more refugees”
As one of the top distinguished guests, Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, in his speech, criticized the current government over the recent news on UK’s refugee quota for only 20,000 refugees.
At the festive night, awards were categorised in 12 sections. The winners were as follows:
CEFTUS SPECIAL AWARD 18
UK Managing Director, JUST EAT
FEMALE ROLE MODEL
Cllr Makbule Güneş
MALE ROLE MODEL
POLITICS AND EDUCATION
Dr. Tunç Aybak
Cllr Mete Çoban
SOLICITORS AND FIRMS
Muhammet Cankiran and Sinan Fidancı of Oakfield solicitors
BUSINESSMEN OF THE YEAR
Efe Cakarerel, Founder and CEO of Mubi
BUSINESSWOMEN OF THE YEAR
FOOD AND RESTAURANTS
Imam Arslan of SAMA Food
FINANCE SERVICES AND ACCOUNTING
Ufuk Güngör and Haydar Ulus.
BEST PRODUCTION SERVICE
Ali Matur of Holland Bazaar
Kemal gondas of United Paper Products
Deniz Suyur of Esin Cash and Carry
Can Topcu of Tarshish.
Hakan Gulsen and Adem Akdogan of Haz restaurants.