Aziz Ur Rahman

Born in Mirpur, Syhlet, Bangladesh in 1958 Aziz moved with his parents to Oxford in 1969.

Career : Since 1978 he has opened several restaurants and take-away establishments in Oxford and around Oxfordshire. He has gained a reputation for excellence in all his establishments. His restaurant the 'Aziz' has gained national and international recognition as one of the best in the country' and has won regular awards for excellence over the years. Son Abdul Rahman has now joined his father at Aziz.

He is a Director of Frontline Travel (International) Ltd, Chairman of Global Money Transfer (2003) Ltd, Managing Director of Smart Village Ltd, Founder Trustee of the Jagannath Pur Education Trust and learn Foundation, an organization promoting IT education in Bangladesh and is also involved in mobile medical unit projects in Bangladesh.

He was one of the leading figures in the launch of the Dine Bangladeshi Campaign and was the first Chairman of this organization. He was also the first Chairman of the Guild of Bangladeshi Restaurateurs and is the Deputy Director General of the Bangladesh British Chamber of Commerce. Past involvements include the Greater Syhlet Association, UK and Bangladesh Catering Association.

He is very involved in charitable causes and is associated with Oxfam and is particularly interested m relief projects to Bangladesh. He is a Director of the Ethnic Minority Business Services in Oxford, Member of the Oxford Brookes University Court and Director of the Oxfordshire Business Enterprise. He is also actively involved in providing support for local schools, community projects and other local charitable organizations and projects.

Hobbies/Pastimes : : Traveling, sports, especially football and cricket. He is also a supporter of issues relating to the local area, whether it be charitable, social or economic.

Awarded an Honorary Degree by Oxford Brookes 2009