Vision

The British Pakistan Foundation is a not for profit, secular, bi-partisan and community-building platform founded in 2010 working to “engage, unite and empower” the over 1 million British Pakistani community in the UK, particularly the youth and women. We focus on professional development and supporting entrepreneurship (since 1 in 5 British Pakistani is either unemployed or underemployed) through our 3 key programmes: Business and Professionals Programme, Women’s Programme and Young Professional Programme. Underpinning each of these programmes, we have professional forums such as those for: Law, Finance, Medicine & Life Sciences, Professional Services, Entrepreneurs & Start Ups, Digital Services & Technology, Arts & Culture and Government & Politics. Through these professional forums we deliver professional development workshops, seminars, panel discussion, speaker series, conferences, mentorships, internships / work placements, jobs and other opportunities, professional networking & social and cultural events and thought leadership via our weekly updates and monthly newsletter to enable our community of over 20,000 members. We are based in London and are working to expand our programmes nationwide in regions such as Birmingham, Manchester, Bradford, Leeds and Glasgow. We also plan to launch an “Angel Investors Programme” in the future to support entrepreneurs by connecting them to potential investors similar to the “Dragon’s Den” concept under a Roadshow Programme.

Mission

BPF is a community-driven organization that acts as an engine to facilitate 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. 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. Our mission is to become a strong voice for our community to serve and protect their best interests.

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.