Secretary Gr. Message
British Bangladeshi Catering industry voice in the UK since 1960
I have the passion and with everyone’s collective support hope to drive the BCA to the next level
May I extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to all the victims and their loved ones who were affected by the Westminster, Manchester and London Bridge Attack as well as Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. I have, and still remain very saddened and shocked by the news of these incidents. These separate tragedies in the UK have occurred within such close proximity to one another. May Allah (SWT) protect all mankind from the atrocities of this ature and from the impact of such evil action from a very small minority. I pray that these perpetrators goal to create fear and division amongst our society fail and I hope that from these incident we come together to stand against such inhuman acts.
Alhamdulillah, All Praise to Allah (SWT) for everything. With the grace of the Almighty, I am honoured and humbled to be given the new position of the Secretary General of BCA. I have received an enormous amount of support and encouragement from the wider community and from my fellow restaurant and takeaway owners, those of whom have always trusted and believed in my work and have supported me without any hesitation, I am grateful to you all including my immediate past predecessor.
I have the passion and with everyone’s collective support hope to drive the BCA to the next level, We will require everyone’s dedication and commitment. With the help of 115 national executive council members of BCA we will deliver a better and more transparent BCA In Sha Allah. I would like to congratulate all our newly elected National Executive Committee members. I have faith in the Almighty that our effort and delivery will make the BCA NEC, predecessors and BCA members honoured and proud.
The great British Curry industry is in its most crucial time ever since it was established.
Skilled and non-skilled worker shortage have been caused because of strict immigration policy, the Brexit and the political instability in Britain. BCA has continued lobbying with the British government and its policy makers. Hence, we are planning to do a demonstration in Trafalgar square, House of Commons and in front of 10 Downing Street.
Current catering business including restaurant and takeaways have a VAT flat rate of 12.50 % for the threshold of up to £150,000. We will lobby with the HMRC to increase the current threshold to £250,000 for the restaurant and takeaways, so that most of the small curry houses that fall in to this category, sp will have the ability to save thousands on VAT.
We are coming up with a new membership pack which includes a members ID card, window stickers for business. Regular member’s benefits will be sent by text and email. In addition to this, quarterly newsletters are to be issued as well as other forms of digital marketing.
BCA has expressed its concern about the great British curry industry staff shortage and many other issues that are currently being faced by restaurateurs and takeaways. On this note, BCA’s work has been heard Worldwide and has been showcased on print and electronic media such as BBC, SKY news, ITV news, CCTV, CBC, CNN, LBC Radio, The Financial Time, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Daily Mirror, Evening standard, Hospitality Magazine and many others.
On behalf of BCA, I would like to thank all our previous and regular sponsors who have supported BCA for a very long time. I would also like to welcome our new sponsor on board; the AgroSuper as one of our lead sponsor for 2017, who supplies Super Pollo and King Pollo chicken to the British Curry industry and is the number one Brand for the catering industry.
M. M. KAMAL YAKUB
It will now be our aim to take BCA to a new height.
I have the passion and with everyone’s collective support hope to drive the BCA to the next level,
SAIDUR RAHMAN (BIPUL)
If we continue to carry out the fundamental tasks positive results will follow.