Entrepreneurs

Ahmed Waris Nizami

Ahmed Nizami
Ahmed Nizami was the first British Pakistani journalist to publish and edit a bilingual (Urdu/English) weekly newspaper in Manchester, perhaps first ever such publication in the U.K.

Azeem Ibrahim

Azeem Ibrahim
Azeem Ibrahim - Both of Azeem's parents were from Lahore in Pakistan and he still maintains a strong connection with his extended family by visiting Pakistan on a regular basis.

Rt.Hon. Mohammad Sarwar MP

Mohammad Sarwar - MP for Glasgow, Govan since 1997. Member of Scottish Affairs Select Committee.
Mohammad Sarwar - Britain's first Muslim MP and Scotland's first ethnic minority MP. Member of the UK Overseas Pakistan Chamber of Commerce, the Ethnic Minority Enterprise Centre and the GMB.

Abdul Raoof Malik

Abdul Raoof Malik
After returning from his marriage in Pakistan Abdul Raoof Malik had the urge to start his own business and to be able to include his family within this business.

Sir Anwar Pervez, OBE

Sir Anwar Pervez
Sir Anwar Pervez was the proud recipient of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1992 and was also awarded a Knights Bachelor in 1999 in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to business and the world of charity.

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

Sayeeda Warsi  was first Muslim to serve in a British cabinet
A lawyer, a businesswoman, a campaigner and a cabinet minister, Sayeeda Warsi has had many roles, but she is best known for being the first British Pakistani Muslim to serve in a British cabinet and the foremost Muslim politician in the Western world.

Nighat Awan OBE

Nighat Awan was born in Manchester and raised in Pakistan and in Manchester.
Nighat Awan was born in Manchester and raised in Pakistan and in Manchester.

Tahir Mohsan

Tahir Mohsan was one of the richest young British Pakistanis.
Tahir Mohsan was born and educated in Blackburn and is one of five brothers. He comes from a family of Pakistani origin and has been one of the richest young British Pakistanis.

Nahim Aslam

Nahim Aslam is a British Pakistani businessman and a Food Guru who has won several awards for his achievements to promote authentic Pakistani cuisine in the UK.
Nahim Aslam is a British Pakistani businessman and a Food Guru who has won several awards for his achievements to promote authentic Pakistani cuisine in the UK.

James Caan (born Nazim Khan)

James Caan
James Caan is a British-Pakistani entrepreneur and television personality. He is best known as a former investor on the BBC television program Dragons’ Den, in which he was one of the Dragons from 2007 to 2010.

Nosheena Shaheen Mobarik, Baroness Mobarik CBE

Nosheena Mobarik
Nosheena Mobarik is also the Chairman of the Pakistan Britain Trade & Investment Forum having been asked to take on the role by Lord Green in June 2012.

Tariq Mahmood Ahmad, Baron Ahmad of Wimbledon

Tariq Mahmood Ahmad, Baron Ahmad of Wimbledon (born 3 April 1968) is a British Pakistani businessman and a Conservative member of the House of Lords.
Tariq Mahmood Ahmad, Baron Ahmad of Wimbledon (born 3 April 1968) is a British Pakistani businessman and a Conservative member of the House of Lords.

Dr Mohammed Ali OBE

Dr Mohammed Ali OBE
Dr Mohammed Ali OBE is Founder and Chief Executive of QED UK which is a social enterprise founded in 1990 to improve the social & economic position of disadvantaged communities in the UK & Europe.

Zameer Choudrey

Zameer Choudrey
Zameer Choudrey (Urdu: ضمیر چوہدری‎) is a British Pakistani entrepreneur and the Chief Executive of Bestway Group. Bestway Group is the seventh largest family owned business in the UK with annual turnover of £2.52 billion.

Javed Khan

Javed Khan is former Chief Executive of the British charity Victim Support.
Javed Khan is former Chief Executive of the British charity Victim Support. Khan who is of Pakistani/Kashmiri origin, is also a member of the Whitehall Social Policy Forum and an adviser to the Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Programme.

Saima Afzal MBE

Saima Afzal
Saima Afzal is a researcher and well respected human rights activist. She was born in 1971 in Pakistan and arrived in the UK at the age of four. Saima has worked in the field of research and community development particularly in relation to religion, gender and South Asian culture.

Naguib Kheraj

Naguib Kheraj
 
Naguib Kheraj is Vice Chairman of Barclays Bank PLC. Najeeb was born in London and largely educated in Britain but who describes himself as having grown up in east Africa, Switzerland, Pakistan and the Middle East, joined Salomon with a double first from Cambridge.

Shazia Awan

Shazia Awan
Entrepreneur Shazia Awan who is of British Pakistani descent has been named the UK’s best female Asian entrepreneur at the prestigious annual Asian Women of Achievement Awards held at London’s Park Lane Hilton. Shazia was nominated following the success of her start-up company Peachy Pink.

Zahida Parveen Manzoor, Baroness Manzoor CBE

Zahida Parveen Manzoor
Zahida Parveen Manzoor was born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She became a nurse before attending the University of Leeds (1983) and receiving an MA from the University of Bradford in 1989. She became a Lecturer before moving on to hold a number of senior positions in the NHS and then the regulation of Legal Services.