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10th anniversary celebrating the best of the British Bangladeshi community

London, Tuesday 24th October 2017 – The official launch of the The Bangla Mirror Group British Bangladeshi Who’s Who 2017 publication and award gala dinner will be held in the prestigious Meridian Grand on Thursday 9th November 2017.
The Bangla Mirror Group, publishers of the British Bangladeshi Who’s Who publication, held a press conference on Tuesday 24th October 2017 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in London to announce the launch of the much anticipated 2017 publication.

The first British Bangladeshi Who’s Who was published in 2008 to celebrate community recognition. Albeit one of the smaller South Asian communities in the UK their contribution to the UK economy is outstanding from across all industry backgrounds not only the Curry Industry. There is fine unsung talent in the community and British Bangladeshi Who’s Who takes pride creating a benchmark to hail these individuals and their successes. To continue the legacy this year is set to raise the bar with following on from the success and subsequent annual launch gala dinners, attended by prominent figures in politics, government, business and the media.

This year promises to be the best to date. There will be exciting new cream of the crop individuals, the publishers have unearthed in this year’s publication and several eagerly anticipated awards. The event will attract many high profile dignitaries; celebrities and guests coming together to recognise and celebrate the British Bangladeshi Community.

Shahadoth Karim, the Editor of the publication said “the Publication and Awards
Ceremony are now an important date in the calendar for British Bangladeshis. I am thrilled that our brainchild to recognise our community has reached its first milestone. We have reached our first milestone as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of this publication and launch gala dinner.


From humble beginnings the publication and gala event have firmly positioned themselves as leader in overall and all-inclusive celebration of British Bangladeshi Community and at an exponential rate. We have unearthed some of the real gems of our community. As it grows we also find the challenge of limiting the number of profiles to a sensible quantity because the reality is that there are just so many successful British Bangladeshis, all with their own unique stories. However the publication features what we believe to be a good selection of individuals from various walks of life representing the wealth of success to be celebrated amongst this unique and wonderful community. I hope you enjoy this edition and I hope this is the first of many milestones for our publication”.
Abdul Karim (Goni), Editor-in-Chief of the British Bangladeshi Who’s Who said, “This year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of this important publication. The publication has really gone from strength to strength. When we started we could have only dreamt of this publication continuing and growing at the rate it has. It amazes me that ten years on we continue to unearth some real talent in our community. Of course all of this is possible because of the foundations laid down by the first generation to whom we are ever indebted. I hope you enjoy this year’s publication and appreciate the success of our award winner and I hope you will continue to support us for many years to come.

The Bangla Mirror Group started publishing the first English weekly newspaper for the British Bangladeshis known as ‘Bangla Mirror’ in October 2002. Since then the
organisation has rapidly expanded and also publishes the highly successful British
Bangladeshi Who’s Who, an annual publication that list the profiles of the best of the
British Bangladeshi community in the UK.

The British Bangladeshi Who’s Who 2017 publication is being distributed as an insert
into the UK’s no.1 British Bengali community newspaper, the Bangla Mirror and will be available from 24th November nationally across the UK. Readers can also log on to
www.bbwhoswho.co.uk and find the 2008 to 2017 list. The publication recently achieved one of its many recognition of success from Biman, the national flag carrier of Bangladesh. Copies of the publication are now available on board for their passengers.

Among those who were present in the press conference were Managing Director of Meridian Grand Nikkita Mulchandani, CEO of Channal S Taj Chowdhury, Managing Director of OnlyRed Hema Patel, UK & Ireland Country Manager for Biman Bangladesh Airlines Mohammed Shafiqul Islam, Director of Eastern Pride Mazhar Ali, Managing Director of Mahbub & Co Mahbub Murshed, Managing Director of Bluestone Finance Abdul Malique, Managing Director of Apex Accountancy Kamru Ali, Managing Director of Sha Global Saanm Miah, Managing Director of Unisoft Emdadul Haque Tipu, Managing Director of CareWorld Ayub Khan, Managing Director of Kenza Creations, Shabul , Managing Director of BDGL Salim Chowdhury , Nadia Ali and a number of community activists and representatives from Bengali electronic, print and online media.

Who’s Who team members Barrister Anis Rahman OBE, Barrister Anwar Babul Miah, Koyes Uddin, Mohammed Ali, Suhana Ahmed, Faruk Miah MBE , Ahad Ahmed, Selim Rahman, Hafsa Islam ,Sajia Afrin Choudhury and others were also present at the event.
The 2017 publication and gala dinner is sponsored and supported by numerous
organisations and businesses, which include our lead partner Meridian Grand.
The media partners of the gala dinner includes: Channel S TV, G10 Design & printers, Bangla Post, Only Red Marketing, Surma NewsGroup, Eastern Pride, Impress Media, UKBD News. The chosen official charity partner for this year’s event is Just Smiles.
Organisations who are supporting the 2017 event: Biman Bangladesh
Airlines, JMG Cargo, Mahbub & Co, Kenza Creations, Unisoft, Apex
Accountancy, Bluestone Finance, UKAY JewellersGroup, General Auto, Eurasia food Service, Careworld London Ltd, Sha Global, London Tea Exchange, Mohammad Shas & Co, Portman State Agent, Littlestone Cowan Solicitors, Taj Store, Print Art for U, London Tiger, Probashi Polli, Alom & co, Home Warranty, NCL Tour, HRN Hoxton, Arif & Co , Maya & Co Solicitors, Excell Properties Limited, ARON, Naga King, Aubarey Solicitors, Citygate Accountancy, Horoppa, AL-Amin Travels, Hussain Travels, Al-Qibla Hajj and Umrah Travels and Tours, Kushiara Financial Service and Khan Associates.

The Bangla Mirror Group is indebted to those who have supported this publication and continuing to do so, as without the community’s support the publication and gala event of such magnitude would never be possible.

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