WuduMate sponsored the Ihsan Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion at the Recent Islam Channel Business Awards held at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in London in November.
Five companies were nominated for this prestigious award; Blackburn Rovers Football Club, Deloitte, DLA Piper, EY, and KPMG, and the winner was Blackburn Rovers Football Club
In his speech before presenting the award, our Managing Director Nigel Bromilow said how very important it is for companies in the UK today to take into account of the needs of staff, visitors and customers from other cultures.
Blackburn Rovers has introduced a number of new initiatives at their ground in recent years, including a multi-faith room, halal food and alcohol-free bars, as well as Diwali celebrations and Eid prayers on the pitch.
Yasir Sufi, Rovers' Integration and Development Manager, said:
“Because of the work Blackburn Rovers has done over the past 18 months, not only our local Muslim community, but also the Muslim community around the world, knows that every football club should be open for them, should be welcoming to them and should make the provisions where Muslims can observe their prayers, have access to halal food and have access to facilities that are inclusive.
I can’t thank enough all of the team at Blackburn Rovers, from our senior management all the way down to every member of staff, who prioritises this every day in what they do.”