Bangladesh Caterers Association installation ceremony 2017 held, on 11 July in the Royal Regency hall east london BCA is the flagship organisation representing approximately 12,000 British-Bangladeshi restaurants and Takeaways across the UK. Established in 1960,BCA is a voluntary non-profit organisation run by the ethnic Bangladeshis. Presently, the industry employs over 100,000 people, with an estimated yearly turnover of over £4.2 billion.
The present National Executive Council (NEC) was elected to office on 21st May 2017. The NEC is the supreme authority within the BCA with three key personnel, i.e. President, Secretary General and the Chief Treasurer, run the day-to-day activities under the overall supervision and monitoring of NEC.
Today we are having our installation ceremony to promote the newly elected committee and introduction with a cross section of community organisations and stakeholders.
BCA’S vision is to bring change within BCA and the Industry. Focusing on strengths and skill-sets, our aim is to combine experience and expertise along with passion and energy. A dynamic and innovative NEC, that wants to build trust and confidence. Decisions will be made based on discussions and debate for the betterment of the industry.
BCA has established itself as the herald of Bangladeshi Community by facilitating, advocating and promoting the interests of the curry industry. With the passage of time BCA has grown its capacity to be able to influence and generate business leads to the supply chain, whether it be, small outlets too large coporates.
The Association exists to ensure that the views of the Bangladeshi Curry industry are represented in a forceful, coherent and co-ordinated way to central government and policy makers in the UK and internationally. BCA has remained engaged in many activities and our future vision is set out below:
- Utilise APPG and local MP’s and lobby to bring in skilled staff on easier and affordable terms and reduce threshold as well as Lobby for short term unskilled workers from South East Asia.
• Lobby and create pressure on HMRC to increase Flat Rate VAT threshold from £150k to £250k which will benefit majority caterers.
• Conduct mass demonstration in order for our voice to be heard (later in the year).
• Create pressure to government to establish regional curry institute in Britain.
Membership Involvement And Support
• General members should be recognized and get more connection centrally and each member will get a membership card and window sticker to display in their restaurant windows.
• Every new member will get a membership welcome pack.
• Devise trade supplier listing and job vacancies
• We will create a platform were BCA women’s will also be part of the curry industry and help their husband/partner in business.