Mr. Forhad Hussain (Tipu)

@ Press & Publication Secretary, BCA1960

FROM THE EDITOR
FORHAD HUSSAIN TIPU
Press & Publication Secretary BCA UK.
This year Bangladesh Caterers Association (BCA)
is celebrating its 15th significant industry awards
ceremony , scheduled to take place along with
BCA’s Diamond Anniversary celebration, on the
7th of November 2021. This event will highlight 60
years of making curry- the nation’s favorite dish.
In what has been a very turbulent time for not
just the nation, but the world, particularly the
hospitality sector, BCA members Bangladeshi
restaurants and takeaways owners across the
country, who have also faced a difficult period
during the last year. Yet, in spite of everything
BCA members have managed to weather the
storm and at the same time supported frontline
and NHS workers.
BCA members have distributed a staggering
quarter of a million much needed free meals to
the NHS, care homes for the elderly and other
key front line workers, including offering heavily
discounted meals to the NHS at 50 per cent.
Tonight, BCA will recognize the achievements of
outstanding restaurants and talented chefs, who
have the flair to create exceptional curries.
This year’s awards are particularly special and
will be part of BCA’s Diamond Anniversary
Year; celebrating 60 years of service to Britain’s
hospitality and catering sector. Over the years
BCA has continuously campaigned for its
members on pressing issues from the shortage of
skilled chefs that are desperately needed to keep
its restaurants alive, to reducing VAT and business
rates, to finding solutions via apprenticeships
schemes and many other important business
matters.
BCA has earned a strong reputation and respect
with different UK governments, parliamentarians
and leading business leaders over the last 60
years and has become a formidable campaigning
voice for Britain’s curry industry. This Diamond
Anniversary reinforces the strength of BCA, to
make change for 12,000 British Bangladeshi
restaurants and takeaways in the UK that it
supports and campaigns for.
The BCA Award Ceremony consists of a group of
passionate curry connoisseurs with the vision to
cherish the flavours for generations to come.
We thank all shortlisted finalists, colleagues,
clients, sponsors and stakeholders for being
part of this prestigious event and making it a
memorable one.
BCA holds the coveted 15th Award
Ceremony and Celebrating
its Diamond Anniversary ”