Penny Appeal Chairman is highly commended at prestigious National Awards

Adeem Younis, Chairman of Wakefield based humanitarian charity Penny Appeal, was highly commended in the Young Director of the Year category, at the UK Institute of Directors (IoD) Annual Director of the Year awards at The Royal Lancaster Hotel in London this week.

Adeem narrowly missed out on the overall prize, but to be highly commended in such a tough category and from hundreds of applicants is quite an honour and this of course follows Adeem’s achievement at winning the Yorkshire and the North Young Director of the Year title for Yorkshire and the North East in July, which gave him automatic entry to the national awards representing the region.

Speaking about the honour Adeem said: “I am humbled to receive this accolade when faced with such strong competition and talent from others within the category. To be highly commended on a national level is testament to the hard work the whole team does behind the scenes and who makes these national honours a reality.”

The IoD is the longest running organization for professional leaders, having been founded in 1903 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1906. The mission statement stands for ‘free enterprise’ entrepreneurialism, wealth creation and good corporate governance and represents the views of its 30,000 members.

Adeem is a serial entrepreneur and owner of several thriving businesses including SingleMuslim.com, the largest Muslim website in the UK.  He is also founder and Chairman of humanitarian charity Penny Appeal, with a passion for serving all communities regardless of race or religion.