Break The Floorboards awarded Best Live Event

Break The Floorboards awarded Best Live Event

Friday, 1 November, 2013

Hundreds of guests gathered on Thursday, October 31st  for the first Asian Media Awards, amid a glittering ceremony at the Hilton Deansgate, Manchester.

These landmark awards recognised both the current and future stars of the UK Asian media industry. 

Rifco and Watford Palace Theatre took home the award for Best Live Event for their dance comedy drama Break The Floorboards.

Other categories encompassed the world of TV, radio and print journalism and those who won represented a wide range of individuals and organisations from the across the country, including the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

Umbreen Ali, media manager at the Asian Media Awards, adds: “It has been a wonderful night and I am delighted with the response.

“Tonight was never really about who won but it was more to celebrate how the media industry continues to thrive in all its forms.

“We were overwhelmed with the entries and in particular with how small organisations have such a significant impact on the communities they serve.

“It was wonderful to honour some of those who have made valued contributions in the past but also to recognise that there is still a lack of diversity in some newsrooms.

“It is only through events like this we realise the scope of talent that is out there.”

For the full list of the winners, visit

Rifco's Gurpreet Braich and Sheena Patel from Break The Floorboards.