Monday, 19 April 2010

Bangladeshi Business's Launch FYSHnet


By Ben Aulakh

A business organisation that hopes to bring together a ‘new generation’ of British Bangladeshi entrepreneurs and professionals has been launched in Birmingham.

FYSHnet – based in Small Heath – is aiming to provide a network for the increasing numbers of second and third generation British Bangladeshi’s.

FYSHnet’s Chairman Shihab Hossain said, “Our community is thriving and makes an enormous contribution to the economy and to British society as a whole.  

“However, we are all facing challenges in our different sectors, and whilst the problems may be varied, we all have one thing in common, we want to make our own way and become successful in our careers and business.”

The Bangladeshi community is one of the youngest and fastest growing communities in the UK and there are more than 38,300 Bangladeshis living in the West Midlands.

The organisation was launched at a banquet at Edgbaston’s prestigious Warwickshire County Cricket Club on March 31.

Former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq presented the high profile event which showcased a line up of eminent speakers in business including Iqbal Ahmed OBE, Enam Ali MBE, and Syed Ahmed.

Aktar Islam, Chef Director of the Lasan Restaurant – which recently won Gordon Ramsay’s “F Word” – also gave a key-note speech on his success as a restauranteur to the audience of more than 600 guests.

The event also saw the launch of FYSHnet.co.uk, a web portal for the organisation, which provides businesses and individuals the chance to register and network.

Mr Hossain added, “Tied in with sharing our common identity, FYSHnet felt that it was now time to build on some of the successes we’ve achieved, create opportunities to work together and to build stronger relationships within our community.


Join FYSHnet at www.fyshnet.co.uk

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