Doha: The Qatar British Business Forum (QBBF) celebrated its 30th anniversary with a glamorous evening event hosted at the Dusit Doha Hotel Ballroom on October 20.
About 200 QBBF members and their spouses attended the event, where the long-term members were honoured at an award ceremony.
The QBBF Chairman, Emad Turkman MBE, congratulated Mike Lawton (Regatta Sailing Academy), Paul Kennedy (David Adamson), Gwen Newnham (Trinity Talent), Emma Higham (Clyde & Co), Rukhsana Khan (Westway Law), Ian Shaw (Dayim Rentals), Carly-Jane Figgis (BBR), Neil Hamilton (Quantex) and Andrew Wingfield (Simmons & Simmons) for holding a QBBF membership card for the past 15 to 28 years.
The QBBF Chairman also gave awards to both Amanda Shaw and Kat Milano for their contributions to the QBBF in taking care of the membership, finding sponsors and organising all the QBBF events so successfully.
Speaking at the event, Turkman said, “QBBF’s membership is going from strength to strength with around 350 members despite two years of COVID-19. It is the biggest business council in Qatar and the only one to organise so many functions. This year we held our first business golf tournament, with a second one to follow in November. We also had our first clay pigeon shooting competition. October saw the most events, with a total of four in four weeks.”
Emad Turkman MBE has been a member of QBBF since 1995 and therefore was also given an award by QBBF Vice-Chair, Carly-Jane Figgis, just before the awardee’s group photo.
The celebration continued with guests networking while the band, Caravan Dream, played live music.
The event was supported by Lulu Hypermarket and Northview International School—the Pearl Sponsors of 2022.
Source and image credit: The Peninsula.