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14 Nov 2021

Emirates Old Trafford hosts Asian Media Awards

Emirates Old Trafford was proud to host the 9th Asian Media Awards last month where some of the UK’s leading broadcasters and journalists were honoured on an evening of celebration in The Point.

It was the first Asian Media Awards ceremony that has taken place in two years due to the pandemic and was hosted by Sky Sports News presenter, Bela Shah.

A special invitation was also extended to the ten 2020 winners and tributes were paid throughout the night to all those who were unable to be at the awards after a tumultuous 18 months.

Adil Ray was named Media Personality of the year. In the past year the broadcaster took on one of UK television’s most high-profile roles as a host and presenter on Good Morning Britain.

Through his work both professionally and privately the past two years, Adil Ray has been at the forefront in challenging false narratives and speaking out wherever he felt there was an injustice.

Arif Asif, Event Manager at the Asian Media Awards said: “It was wonderful to host our first live event in two years and our first at Emirates Old Trafford. In what has been a difficult year for live events we were appreciative for all the support we received from partners and sponsors.

“The winners, finalists and guests were taken in by the support and dedication of the team at the venue.”

Lancashire Cricket, Head of Communications, James Price, who presented the first award of the evening said: “It was an honour for Emirates Old Trafford to host the prestigious Asian Media Awards last month.

“It’s been an incredibly challenging last 18 months in the media and events industry due to the pandemic and so to be able to celebrate the awards in-person was fantastic and to welcome everyone back through the doors at our award-winning multi-purpose venue.

“We thoroughly enjoyed working with Arif and the team and look forward to working with them in the future.”

The event was held with Covid safety protocols with lateral flow testing on site and Covid passes checked on entry for all guests.