A PROMINENT local figure has been elected to the board of directors at the British Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BBCCI).
Mizanur Rahman Mizan, 60, from Dukinfield, has also been named the North West regional president of the BBCCI.
A director of Adnan’s Indian Restaurant, Hyde, Mizanur is also vice chairman of the Hyde Jamia Mosque and Islamic Centre.
Mizan, who has more than 20 years’ experience in the catering trade in Tameside, said: “My responsibility will be to encourage young entrepreneurs by providing advice and support.
“The BBCCI has been in existence for nearly 40 years and lots of professional people and successful businessman who can help young people.
“And at a critical time for everybody due to what’s happening, any help will be more important than ever.”
Mizan added he will also be working with the likes of the Bangladesh High Commission and Manchester Chamber of Commerce to strengthen ties, adding the UK and Bangladesh governments already have a good relationship.
“I am delighted to be elected the board of the BBCCI and be its North West president and I am also proud for Tameside,” he explained.
Mizan has also been involved in charitable work for more than 40 years, beginning with the humanitarian group Red Crescent.
He was a founder of an eye hospital in Bangladesh and does work here as a member of Hyde Rotary.
THE award-winning Adnan’s Indian Restaurant, from Hyde, provided meals for 100 NHS frontline workers at Tameside Hospital.
Owner Mizanur Rahman Mizan, also a director and North West president of the British Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is seen here with Adnan’s and NHS staff at the hospital.