Author: Salman Ahsan

Does University Really Prepare Students for the Graduate Job Market?

An article by: Shehrazade Zafar-Arif As a student, I spent my days in front of my laptop in the library, a stack of books next to me as I typed furiously. The world of work was a culture shock: afternoon classes replaced by the relentless nine to five, and solitary study replaced by working in a team. Worse still was the unavoidable act of job hunting, somehow harder for me than churning out a 5000-word essay in two weeks. It was the aggressive range of options the London market offered, counterbalanced by an equally competitive field of applicants. It was...

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Hashim Bhatti – February 2019

Outstanding British Pakistani of the Month: Hashim Bhatti CEO of HB Capital A short bio: Hashim Bhatti is a corporate lawyer by background with a Masters in Economics, Politics, Philosophy and Law. He is the CEO of HB Capital, which operates from the Cheesegrater building in London, investing in the property and tech sector. In May 2015, Hashim was elected as a Conservative Councillor for Clewer North in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, becoming the first British Pakistani in history to be selected by the party in Windsor for the local council elections and is one of the youngest...

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Sahar Farooqi– January 2018

Barrister & Director of Advocacy DWF Advocacy Ltd How did you get started in your career? In truth it began when I was asked to read a match report of my school’s football team at assembly in front of a couple of hundred people. I was six. The adrenaline, the fear, the excitement, having a captive audience – using my own words and my voice. I was hooked. This then led me into debating competitions. From there A levels that would help to pursue a Law degree (English, History, Psychology) at University followed. There I did more debating and...

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Wander, Unearth and Capture Secret London

Love London? Love exploring? Come along to a secret wandering and explore hidden gems with Saira Niazi, London’s only British Pakistani tour guide, travel writer and photographer.    Over the last ten years, Saira has explored, photographed and written about over a thousand hidden London gems, from bingo halls and bus garages to secret gardens and quirky art galleries. She records her findings on my blog ‘Living London,’ which she created with aims to inspire and inform people about the incredible places, communities and stories that make London so special.   Insofar the project has received support and recognition...

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Overfunding: Property Investment Platform British Pearl Secures £2 Million Funding Target on Seedrs

Just a few weeks after launching its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, UK property crowdfunding platform British Pearl has successfully secured its initial £2 million funding target from more than 430 investors. British Pearl describes itself as an online property investment platform facilitating share and loan-based investment in UK property. The platform claims its site is helping revolutionize the way people invest in property by facilitating investment in buy to let and development projects for as little as £100, as either shareholders or lenders, while also enabling developers to raise equity and debt funding. Read the full story...

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Annual Impact Report Jan to Dec 2017

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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