Vision

The BPF is a not for profit platform founded in 2010 working towards engaging, uniting and empowering the over 1 million British Pakistani community in the UK, in particular the youth. Our vision is to develop the British Pakistani community professionally, socially, culturally and intellectually. We do this by providing professional workshops, seminars and speaker series, mentorships and internships, networking and cultural events, thought-leadership as well as a monthly newsletter for our members under our three key programmes: Business and Professionals Programme, Women’s Programme and Young Professionals Programme. We currently operate in London and plan to branch out to the regions starting with Birmingham and then moving to Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Oxford and Bradford. We also plan to launch an “Angel Investors Programme” supporting small start-ups by connecting them to potential investors similar to the “Dragon’s Den” concept under a Roadshow Programme.

Mission

BPF is a community-driven organization dedicated to the empowerment and development of the British Pakistani diaspora. Consistently, we aim to provide a platform for community building, and to act as a liaison between the British Pakistani diaspora and governmental and non-governmental organisations in the UK and Pakistan. At BPF, we work hard to create a space to enhance inter-community relations and to deliver value to our members through capacity building and information-sharing.

Approach

When a community starts to work together, it can change just about everything. It can impact representation, empower women, support opportunity and growth, grow local economies, and help the youth. At BPF, we work hard to bring together the over 1 million British Pakistanis in the UK to unlock potential and harness opportunity.