The UKBCCI Business Networking and “Virtual Iftar” (Breaking Fast) event was held on Wednesday 21st April 2021 organised by London Region.
The event was highly successful and well attended by guests from the business community across the UK along with UKBCCI directors, members, VIP guests, MPs, media and many other honourable invited guests including:
-Mohammad Zulqar Nain, Deputy High Commissioner at Bangladesh High Commission London and Ambassador designated to Algeria
-Rt Hon Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL FCA, President of CBI
– Lord Mohamed Sheikh
– Seema Malhotra MP-Shadow Minister Work and Pensions
-Mr Shaun Bailey Conservative Candidate for Mayor of London
-M A Munim, President of BCA
– Pasha Khandaker MBE, Former President of BCA
– Nahas Pasha – Chief Editor Janomot
– Dobirul Islam Choudhury OBE -101 Years old uncle raised over half a million for NHS by walking at his garden
-Dr Nazia Khanum OBE DL, Chair, United Nations Association-Luton
– Jakaria Haque
– Arnab Dutt OBE, Chairman Social Value Policy of Federation of small Businesses
– Hitan Mehta, Executive Director British Asian Trust
– Howard Dawber, Managing Director Canary Wharf Group and Chair Labour Friends of Bangladesh
– Cllr Mohammed Ahbab Hossain, Speaker of the Tower Hamlets council
The UKBCCI has managed to secure the Lateral Flow Covid Test Kit and a deal that has been made between us and the providing company.
We genuinely believe that there is benefits to our members in buying this product. You will not be able to find this product in the high street.
The government is encouraging more rapid tests to be done on work sites, whether that be an office, construction site or in restaurants.
Please find a document below that highlights the key benefits of the lateral flow test.
If you are interested you can only order this product through UKBCCI
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: +44 0207 247 2331, M: 07734394192/whatsapp
I recently returned to the UK after being in Bangladesh for a few months.
Whilst there, I was made aware of the UK daily death rate in January averaging over 1000. Sadly, the total figure now stands at 121,747.
At the same time, the very positive news was that the NHS was combatting Covid-19 by speedily vaccinating the nation, a staggering 18 million have been given the injection to date.
As pleasing as this was to hear, recent data shows that amongst Black, Asian and Mixed-Ethnicity people there was significantly less take up of the vaccination. It was 71.5% between 8 December and 14 February, compared to 85.6% in the white ethnic group.
Many leading medical people in the UK are really concerned that fewer BAME people are getting the covid vaccine. Social media has not helped this crisis.
I had my first dose of the vaccination and can report that the procedure was straightforward, professional, painless and very easy. As for all the scare stories and disinformation being circulated, I dismiss them and full heartedly back the vaccine’s importance in helping our communities get back to normality and that it genuinely saves lives. Please no if’s or but’s, just attend when that appointment is offered to you, it is the only way forward for us and our families.
We are in unprecedented times at the moment with this pandemic and the fact remains that this virus disproportionately affects people from ethnic minority communities.
We must all play our part in helping members of our community that are scared or resistant to taking the vaccine. As a matter of the utmost importance, please engage and encourage one another to do what is best.
Wishing you all happier and healthier times.
Bajloor Rashid MBE
UKBCCI Director & Former (Founding) President