Our house fire hero is up for bravery award

You might remember our Colleagues’ Colleague of the Year 2019, Habeel Khan from our Nottingham Home Shopping Centre, who ran into a burning house to rescue a seven week old baby. He stayed to calm everyone down until the firefighters and paramedics arrived, then went on and even finished his deliveries!


And now our house fire hero has been named a finalist in a national bravery award. Habeel, who insists that “it was just a normal day at work for me”, has reached the finals of the Act Of Courage category in the ‘The Best of British’ category in the Amplifon Awards For Brave Britons 2020.


"I didn't really think anything of it,” said Habeel, who is known as Smiler by his colleagues because he always puts on a happy face. “I just thought I'd helped out, and had done a little good deed. I don't think I have done anything heroic at all to be honest. Thankfully everyone was okay in the end and the family are back in the house."


We’re so proud of Habeel – and we know you are too! He was voted your Colleagues’ Colleague of the Year at the 2019 Being Asda Awards. We’re delighted that he’s been recognised for his bravery, and we’re all really proud to work with someone so brilliant.


Well done Habeel!