LONDON, November 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
This was a degree awarding ceremony with a difference. The British Institute of Technology and E-Commerce's Gala Dinner is an annual opportunity to reward students who have produced exceptional work during the course of the year. Thorough laughter, good food and entertainment were a few of the many highlights at the sumptuous Gala Dinner.
Taking place on the 4th November 2011, the dinner followed a capacity-filled graduation ceremony for BITE's students earlier in the day at the same venue, right in the heart of London. 300 guests including staff and VIP's attended along with representatives from leading companies who networked with graduates to discuss employment opportunities.
The evening started with a welcome by Dr Muhammad Farmer, the founder and CEO of BITE. The Chancellor of BITE, Lord Ahmed of Rotherham then delivered his indomitable fund of anecdotes, jokes and encouragement for which he has now become known for at BITE's events. He introduced the first guest speaker, Mr.Wajid Shamsul Hasan, High Commissioner for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, who was followed by Mr P.M.Amza, the Acting Deputy High Commissioner for the Republic of Sri Lanka in congratulating BITE's new graduates.
Adel Rouz, deputy managing director of Fujitsu Laboratories Europe, one of BITE's previous sponsors of its gala dinners, awarded the "Inspiring Creativity Award 2011" to Rathnasalam Ratnakanthan. The BITE / KPMG Award for MBA Innovative Management "Outstanding Dissertation for 2011" was presented to Sheikh Mohamed Al Nehayan by Nina Amin of KPMG.
Truly an outstanding event commented by Mark Sharpe of the National Nuclear Laboratories. Esmail Jassat of the Islamic Bank of Britain presented the BITE / IBB Award for MBA Banking & Finance "Outstanding Dissertation for 2011" to Miss Warda Sharf Chaudhry. The BITE / Microsoft Award for MSc Technology "Outstanding Dissertation for 2011" was presented to Asif Raza by Naser Ziadeh of Microsoft.
The BITE / CMI / Business Outlook Award "Outstanding Performance 2011" was handed to Tahir Gulby by Dr Michael Luetchford of the Charted Management Institute. Lord Ahmed, the BITE Chancellor presented the "BITE Alumni Award 2011" to Apurva Mishra. Finally, the BITE Business Award "Business Award 2011" went to Dr Rami Ranger MBE FRSA, Chairman of Sun Mark Ltd and was offered by Professor Leslie Hobson, the BITE Principal.
Dr Rami Ranger went on to give an after dinner speech with an account of his meteoric rise of selling food products from a garage to a multi million pound global food distribution business. Dr Ranger passed on some of his business wisdom to new graduates who will be keen to emulate his acumen in their own careers.
"The British Institute of Technology and E-commerce is a catalyst organisation bringing together business and education."
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