Bangladesh Caterers Association UK
|Headquarters||BCA House, 403 Harrow Road, London, W9 3NF|
|Services||Collective representation for British Curry Industry members|
|English , Bengali|
|M. M. Kamal Yakub|
|Saidur Rahman (Bipul)|
Bajloor Rashid (former president)|
Oli Khan (Head of the Awards Committee)
Bangladesh Caterers Association UK (abbreviated as BCA) is the umbrella organisation of British-Bangladeshi restaurants. It was established in 1960 to represent the catering industry run by the ethnic Bangladeshis.
In 1960, Israel Miah became the founder president of what became the Bangladesh Caterers Association. It represents the political and economic interests of the owners of 12,000 British Bangladeshi restaurants and takeaways across the UK. It organises various activities to promote Bangladeshi cuisine in Great Britain as well as in Europe.
In 2004, the organisation requested for ethnic restaurant staff positions to be designated as a shortage occupation, which would make it easier for Bangladeshi citizens to obtain UK work permits. In 2014, the organisation established a cross party parliamentary group to lobby the British Government on behalf of the curry industry. It had the support of 24 MPs with 70 more promising to support the cause.
- Mukherjee, Rehana; Mukherjee, Sumita (2011). South Asian Resistances in Britain, 1858 - 1947. Continuum. p. 45. ISBN 978-1441117564.
- "About BCA". Bangladesh Caterers Association. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
- "Bangladeshi work visas criticised". BBC News. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 1 January 2009.
- Witts, Sophie (24 July 2015). "Chef shortage causing crisis for UK curry restaurants". Big Hospitality. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
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