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Cllr. Parvez Ahmed elected as Deputy Mayor of Brent Council

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Cllr. Parvez Ahmed has been elected as Deputy Mayor of Brent Council.  He has been  elected by Labour councillor of this Labour controlled borough.  Parvez Ahmed is the first  Bangldeshi councillor who has been elected as Deputy Mayor of Brent. Parvez Ahmed is Councillor in Dollis Hill in the London Borough of Brent, having been  elected in 2014. He is also an active Businessman and community activist. In 2006, Mr   Ahmed received a community achievement award from Channel S in recognition for many

years of hard work in the community. He completed his education in Bangladesh before  moving to the UK. Since the age of twenty one, Mr Ahmed established a number of

businesses throughout Bangladesh. Most notably, Mr Ahmed invested in the textiles and garment industry. He continued his focus in the textiles and garment industry after arriving  in the UK where he also opened a restaurant. He has been closely involved with the

Bangladesh Caterers Association where he has served as a Management Committee  Member, Deputy Secretary General and Secretary General over the past twenty seven

years. Mr Ahmed is also the Chairman of New Generation 2000, and was formerly a Director

at the North West London Chamber of Commerce. Mr Ahmed also helped organise the

inaugural education awards ceremony for the Bangladesh High Commission celebrating the achievement of young British Bangladeshis, which is now a celebrated annual event.

Mr Ahmed is also a loyal member of the Labour party, being an active fundraiser,

participating in a number of committees, as well as being a local Councillor in Brent Council.  Over the last twenty seven years, Mr Ahmed has been involved with many local and national organisations holding a range of posts including Board Member, Management Committee

Member, Trustee and Chairman. These groups include the Tricycle Theatre and Cinema,  Brent Safer Neighbourhood Team, Brent Minority and Ethnic Forum, Greater Sylhet Council

UK, North West London Muslim Forum, Kilburn Partnership, Single Regeneration Board,  Friends of Bangladesh UK, West Hampstead Bengali Association, 403 Harrow Road Limited,

Bangladesh Centre (Notting Hill, London), Brent Bengali Community Centre and the Sylhet Sador Education Trust. He is also an advisor for the Bangla Post UK Newspaper and a Life

Member of the London Bangla Press Club.

Through his businesses, Mr Ahmed has supported numerous mainstream national charities

through donations and regular fundraising. In Bangladesh, the businessman named a charity

after himself (Parvez Ahmed Female Educational Trust) to encourage women to continue  studying, in addition to supporting the APEX International and the Red Crescent project.  Furthermore, he is a Life Member of National Heart Foundation Hospital (Sylhet),

Beanibazar Cancer Hospital, Red Crescent Bangladesh, IQra Academy Sylhet, Jalalabad

Disabled Rehabilitation Centre and Hospital and Balangonj College. Married for twenty nine years to former London Borough of Brent Councillor Lena Ahmed,  the couple have been blessed with two sons. His elder son has completed a Masters in

Biomedical research and is now working at the British Heart Foundation, whilst his younger  son has completed a Law Degree, and is currently working in Local Government.