Author: Salman Ahsan

BPF Patron of the Month: Riz Malik – R3 Mortgages

BPF Patron of the Month: Riz Malik – R3 Mortgages R3 Mortgages is a boutique brokerage that specialises in arranging property finance of £250K and above. They deal with residential, buy to let, commercial and development finance. In addition, they can assist those over 55 looking at equity release options as well as overseas nationals looking for property financing in the UK. Founded by Riz Malik after completing his MBA at Warwick and a career in banking, the firm is built on their desire to provide excellent service and being able to add value to their clients. The majority of...

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We would like to welcome our Corporate Member of the month, December 2019, Upskill Professional Development

We would like to welcome Upskill Professional Development as a BPF Corporate Member!!! Upskill Professional Development specialises in providing practical skills and professionally developed courses to graduates, professionals and those seeking a career change. Their popular courses include ‘Becoming a Business Analyst’, ‘Becoming a Project Manager’ and ‘Becoming a Product Owner’. The courses are conducted by industry experts, with over 10 + years of industry experience in the investment banking industry and qualified Project Management / Business Analysis Practitioners. Upskill Professional Development is offering a £50 discount to BPF members for their upcoming skills development workshop, “Becoming a Business...

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We would like to welcome our Corporate Member of the month, December 2019, Igloo Crowd

We would like to welcome our Corporate Member of the month, December 2019, Igloo Crowd Igloo Crowd is an innovative shariah-compliant investment platform that enables everyone to invest in the UK property market from £100. They make it easy for anyone to diversify their property portfolio by pooling money together online and sharing the profits. Their FCA regulated platform is interest-free, debt-free and caters to investors across the globe. Find out more at

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Hammad Akhtar – December 2019

How did you get started in your career? When I completed my (non-law) undergraduate degree I faced a choice: to study law or undertake a Phd in management. Law appealed because of the US TV show LA Law and because my dad told me it did! I started my career at Herbert Smith (now Herbert Smith Freehills). It was a great firm to train with. I left Herbert Smith in 2013 but it continues to have a special place in my heart.   What is a highlight of your career? There have been many highlights but the one that...

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Civic Engagement Programme Bradford

The British Pakistan Foundation recently completed a series of workshops in partnership with the QED Foundation in Bradford. The workshops were attended by 30 women at each session in which they learnt about various aspects of civic life in the UK as well as their rights and the importance of democracy. We want to thank our workshop lead, Yasmin Valli from Leeds Beckett University, who delivered these workshops in such an engaging manner and our partners in Bradford, the QED...

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Annual Impact Reports Jan to Dec – 2017 & 2018

Message from the Chair of the Board
I envisage that the British Pakistani community have their own platform and support system to take advantage of the country they are born in and contribute back to society within every sector of the UK community. We have started on the journey but there is a lot more that needs to be done.




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