HSBC Honours Export Hero

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Seamark (BD) Limited was one of the winners of the 7th HSBC Export Excellence Awards, held at the Radisson Hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 17th November 2017. The company won the Exporter of the Year – Traditional & Emerging Sectors.

Iqbal Ahmed OBE DBA, the company’s Chairman & Chief Executive, received the award from the Honourable Commerce Minister, Tofail Ahmed in the presence of Her Excellency, Alison Blake, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh and the CEO of HSBC Bangladesh, Francois de Maricourt.

The excellence awards are in recognition of the winners contribution to exports and economic growth of Bangladesh and for promoting the country’s brand “Produced in Bangladesh” on the global stage.

The award which was launched in 2010, takes into consideration the companies’ corporate social responsibility practices, regulatory compliance, sustainable business practices, commitment and contribution to local economy. The jury board picked up the winners from 102 nominations.

Seamark (BD) Limited is a subsidiary of the Seamark Group owned by the Ahmed Family with its head office headquartered in the UK, and was established in Chittagong, Bangladesh in year 2000. The company opened its account with HSBC since its inception and has remained a customer up to this date.

The state of the art facility was inaugurated by HRH The Princess Royal (Princess Anne). It is a 100% export oriented seafood processing industry backed by 100% British investment in the region of 10million US dollars. The growth of the company was phenomenal in terms of value and volume of exports, as well as the varieties of products it has to offer. It has become a multi-product based company producing and processing frozen vegetable and pastry products, in addition to seafood. Side by side with its own growth, Seamark (BD) Limited created other companies such as IBCO Food Industries Ltd, Seamark (Holdings) Ltd and Logistic Exports Limited.

The company has shrimp and fish processing unit, 3 deep sea shrimp trawlers with their on board freezing facilities and hatchery.

Seamark (BD) Limited exports to 65 countries within Europe, USA, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Mr Ahmed, dedicated the award to his loyal and deserving staff for their dedication and hard work. This award will definitely encourage the company to expand further.



12. Latifur Rahman


The UK Bangladesh Catalysts of Commerce & Industry (UKBCCI) announces the winners at its Business & Entrepreneur Excellence Awards 2017 and Gala Dinner.

The UKBCCI held its second Business & Entrepreneur Excellence Awards 2017 and Gala Dinner at the London Hilton Park Lane, on Sunday 15th October. Hosted by Jennie Bond, the English journalist and television presenter who had worked for fourteen years as the BBC’s royal correspondent, the UK Bangladesh Catalysts of Commerce and Industry (UKBCCI) announced its full list of winners at the prestigious ceremony.

In the presence of over 800 guests, made up of dignitaries, VIPs, MPs and prominent members of the business community, the UKBCCI handed out the awards to a well-deserving list of nominees covering the spectrum of entrepreneurialship. Amongst those attending the awards event were Chief Guest George Freeman MP, Currently Chair of the Prime Ministers Policy Board and Chair of the Conservative Policy Forum, His Excellency Mohammed Nazmul Quaunine, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to the United Kingdom, Rushanara Ali MP – the most powerful Muslim women in Britain, the MP for Bethnal Green and Bow since 2010, Richard Herrington MP, Julian Knight MP, Amjad Bashir MEP, Paul Scully MP, Rt. Hon Stephen Timms MP, Anne Main MP, Andrew Stephenson MP, Ruzina Hasan, Director, Department of International Trade, John Biggs, Executive Mayor of Tower Hamlets Council and Gary Newbon, Sky Sports Correspondent.

Representing the UKBCCI were its Chairman Iqbal Ahmed OBE, President Bajloor Rashid MBE, various UKBCCI directors as well as members. “This was our second awards event and I take a great deal of satisfaction in knowing that we have built on the success of our inaugural event that we had last year,” said Rashid representing the UKBCCI. “On behalf of our organisation and its members, I want to extend my congratulations to the award winners and runners up, who thoroughly deserve to have their enterprise and endeavour acknowledged in such a way. I wish to extend my gratitude to all those who have made this evening an entertaining and wonderful experience, including those people working behind the scenes. Many thanks to our sponsors without whose crucial support the awards could not have taken place. The UKBCCI take immense pleasure in knowing that the business world are seeing the value and guidance that the UKBCCI offer companies and individuals in all their diverse forms”.

The judging panel for the awards was made up of highly eminent names including Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL, Dr Nazia Khanum OBE DL and Dr Zoe Mandich.

Photo: Life Time Achievement Award – Latifur Rahman. Presented by Rouf Chowdhury (Rangs Properties) George Freeman MP, Bajloor Rashid MBE, Iqbal Ahmed OBE DBA and Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL.

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