Owner, Entrepreneur

Bajloor Rashid MBE

Born in the district of Moulvi Bazar, village Balikandi, in the Tarafder family and brought up in Bangladesh.

Education : Came to England in 1978 for further education.

Career : Began his career as a restaurateur in Dover, Kent in 1978. 24 years since arriving in the U.K. has built an enviable reputation in and around Ashford, Kent. Between 1980 and 1993, through hard work and dedication, expanded into a chain of businesses opening several new restaurants in different parts of Kent and London. Simultaneously got involved in property investments owning many commercial buildings. In 1993 also got involved in a wholesale business, selling rice and spices. Has diversified to expand his portfolio interests.

President Bangladesh Caterers Association

Chairman / Director /Partner of the following business organizations:

Chairman: Atlantic Properties (Commercial & Residential)

Director: Frontline Travel. Euston, London

Director: 403 Harrow Road Ltd, London.

Director: Curry Garden (Ashford) Ltd, Kent

Director: Progressive Life Insurance Company Ltd

Director: Zarin Ltd, Ashford, Kent

Director: International Medicare Ltd. Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Director: Sylhet Shishu Park, Bangladesh.

Partner: Shapla Tandoori, Whitstable, Kent.

Partner: Curry Villa, Wingham. Kent

Member of following Professional / Business Organisations:

Chief Treasurer: Bangladesh Caterers Association ( Voluntary).

Member of the Advisory board UK I.A.S Sylhet Branch in Bangladesh.

Member of Federation of Small Businessess.

Life Member of Jalalabad Association in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Founder Trustee of Greater Sylhet Education Trust, UK.

Awarded MBE for services to Bangladesh Catering in New Years Honours 2012