RAWABI HOLDING AWARDS
The Rawabi Holding Awards
Mr. Abdulaziz al Turki, a leading Saudi businessman from the Eastern Province generously awards two annual prizes, the Al Rawabi Holding Awards, to British individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to furthering Saudi–British relations. The prizes are for £5000 each. The candidates are chosen from a wide range of fields in which they have made a contribution, including education, literature, journalism, sport, women’s affairs, welfare and medicine, but not the field of commerce, as this is not within the remit of the Society.
The candidates are nominated in the first instance by members of the Saudi-British Society and these names are considered by a Sub–Committee of the Saudi-British Society. A short-list is drawn up, from which 2 names are selected. These are then submitted to the main Committee for their consideration and the final selection put forward to Mr. Abdulaziz al Turki for his approval. The award–giving ceremony is held each year in late January, at a Reception, which is also the Society’s annual buffet supper, at which the Saudi Ambassador to London or his representative is present.
The event is an important part of the Society’s programme for the year and the Society is grateful to Mr. al Turki for his generosity in providing the prizes and sponsoring the award–giving evening.
The 2013 Rawabi Holding Awards
The winners of the 2013 awards, for making a significant contribution to Saudi–British relations, were The Rt. Hon. Lord Denman (awarded posthumously) and Mr. Peter Harrigan.
This year's awards were presented at the Society’s Annual Dinner, as in previous years. The event took place on 7th February 2013, at 6.30 p.m, at the Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London SW1.
For more information about the 2013 awards, click here.
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