British Bangladeshi Fashion Council (BBFC) is an award winning not for personal profit social enterprise which aims to support people pursue a career in the fashion & creative industries.

Set-up in 2016, BBFC delivers training, work experience, mentoring, networking and a range of other developmental programmes and events related to the fashion industry from our dedicated and fully equipped training centre, The Manor.

Our annual flagship events, the Bangladesh Fashion Week London, helps showcase to the watching world the creative talent of Bangladeshis and British Bangladeshis through fashion. And our award ceremony, the British Bangladeshi Fashion and Lifestyle Awards recognizes and also showcases the creative talent of British Bangladeshis to the watching world.

Although our key focus and target is the British Bangladeshi community, as we want to address the inequality and the lack of British Bangladeshis in the mainstream fashion and wider creative industries, our doors are open to all sections of the community. Partnership & collaborative working is a key foundation of how we deliver on our objectives, so we are asking you all to join us and let’s work together to support as many people as possible to achieve their dreams. Together we can create the next Vivienne Westwood, Karl Otto Lagerfeld or Christian Dior.

Our Team

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Fokrul Hoque

CEO

Fokrul has worked for over 25 years in the statutory, housing and charity sectors and has a deep passion for enhancing life chances for people, especially in deprived communities. Starting his career as a youth development worker and holding various senior positions over the years, his work over the last 25 years has made a positive impact on the lives of thousands of people and has helped people transform their lives and achieve their potential. He is the founder of BBFC, starting it with that same passion to nurture and help people, and in this case help people into the fashion and creative industry.

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Nadia Haque

Director of Fundraising & Programmes

Nadia is an experienced commissioner with a demonstrated history of working in government and NHS. Skilled in event management, stakeholder engagement, report writing, she is a strong community and social services professional with a passion for supporting individuals turn hobbies and interests into something that can financially support them.

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Mirza Miah

Director of Events

With a plethora of experience in the fashion industry, Mirza has drawn on his experiences, the diverse influences of city life, as well as on-going travel to develop refined events & production. A creative thinker, Mirza enjoys the collaboration of the design process and provides additional logistical support to his team with his detail-oriented style. Mirza's technique to layer cutting edge ideas with strategic planning creates extraordinary settings and unforgettable experiences.

Eleanor Tull

Creative Programme Coordinator

The Council

BBFC programmes are overseen and supported by an expert visionary council consisting of professionals from various industries and backgrounds.