The Bangladesh Caterers Association in their 51st year, are UKʼs oldest,
largest and strongest pressure group, which represent over 12,000 British
Bangladeshi Restaurants and Takeaways. This unique industry grew from
the heart of the Bangladesh migrants who first entered the UK in
the 1950ʼs and has blossomed into an industry that employs in excess of
150,000 people and had a turn over estimated at £4.1billion in 2010.
The awards will be hosted by Tasmin Lucia Khan, of ITVʼs Daybreak, in front
of an audience of 1000 guests, which includes a host of Dignitaries,
Celebrities, Parliamentarians and the Crème de la Crème of the Curry Elite.
The ceremony will take place in the opulent and glamorous setting of the Park
Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge, in Central London on 4th December 2011.
The spice of the night should warm up this winters evening as great food will
be served along with a fusion of traditional and contemporary entertainment.
This is a real celebration of the UKʼs Curry Industries entrepreneurs, one of
UK’s most successful immigration stories, which forms the fabric of today’s
Attending the event will be the Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP Secretary of State
for Communities and Local Government, and the recipients of last yearʼs
BCA Golden Jubilee Honour Awards Anne Main MP and Rushanara Ali MP.
On receiving her award last year Rushanara Ali, the first British Bangladeshi
MP said, “The British Bangladeshi catering industry is the backbone of our
community and the springboard of success for future generations.”
As well as promoting the successes of the Curry Industry the BCA have
united with Peoples 1st to address the existing chef crisis and support the
training and apprenticeships of Asian and Oriental chefs soon to be rolled out
across five new Hospitality Guild Centreʼs around the UK.
BCA President Mr Bajloor Rashid said, "BCA are looking forward to
celebrating the success of many of the UKʼs greatest Curry House
entrepreneurs. They have had to face many trials and tribulations however
they continue to strive to ensure the authentic taste of curry is delivered to
UKʼs curry connoisseurs “.