6th July 2017

Cultural Programme:

BPF: Exclusive VIP Shopping and Networking Evening with Raishma on 6th July 2017

Date: 6th July 2017
Venue: Marylebone, 73 York Street, London W1H 1QE
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm


Join us for an exclusive VIP shopping and networking evening with Raishma (http://www.raishma.co.uk/new-in.html) on the 6th of July from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. There will be a drinks and canapes reception at Raishma’s flagship store in Marylebone, 73 York Street, London W1H 1QE followed by a talk by Raishma Islam on her career journey as a successful fashion entrepreneur as well as an opportunity to network over refreshments.

All guests will also have an opportunity to shop the exclusive collection with a VIP discount of 50% available on selected lines.

Raishma Islam worked as Assistant Designer to Elizabeth Emanuel, famed for creating Princess Diana’s iconic wedding dress, she then was inspired to launch her self- named label in 1998 after much anticipation and to high acclaim. From a couture and bespoke background, Raishma is renowned for creating exceptional and beautiful gowns. With 20 years of expertise and experience, the established designer has had the privilege of dressing British Royal Family member, HRH Princess Beatrice and HRH Princess Eugenie and A-list celebrities. Since the launch of Raishma, the brand has seen rapid growth and great recognition from the press and fashion industry. Recently, Raishma presented her collection at New York & Paris Fashion Week & shows seasonally at London Fashion Week.

Raishma will also use this opportunity to announce an internship for an outstanding candidate!

All guests will also receive exclusive goody bags!

Limited tickets available.

Early bird tickets available until the 29th of June.

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12th of July 2017

Business and Professional’s Programme:

BPFSocial! Professional Networking Event on the 12th of July 2017

Date: 12th July 2017
Venue: Las Iguanas, Spitalfields Market, 1 Horner Square, London E1 6EW
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm


Join us for a fun evening of professional networking, mentoring, socialising and listening to our Inspirational Speakers and Mentors (in the fields of business/technology/design and build) on their recipes for success!
Our inspirational speakers/mentors include:

Shahid Azeem (Business): Shahid Azeem is an award winning British-Pakistani entrepreneur and philanthropist, and one of Surrey’s best-known business leaders. In addition to a string of successful businesses, he has been named one of the Top 100 most influential Muslims in the UK by Royal Bank of Scotland. He is the Managing Director of Arcom IT, Chairman of Aldershot FC, Founder of Woking Asian Business Forum and a Trustee of the British Pakistan Foundation.

Kassim Gaffar (Technology): Kassim Gaffar is the co-founder of Techrun Technologies Ltd and Clickableco.com, both companies providing IT solutions to startups and small businesses in the UK. He is also a trustee of two UK based charities, BlindAid, and Prisons Advice Service. He has previously worked for HSBC in a number of roles in corporate and investment banking for almost fifteen years. Earlier he had trained at Deloitte as a chartered accountant in the financial services sector. He holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.

Asif Majid (Design and build): Asif is the Founder and CEO of YU Spaces & Partners. They are an international award winning design and build company catering predominantly for clients from the world of Sport, Media and Entertainment. Prior to setting up YU Spaces he spent many years working in Sports Management as Marketing and Brand director for sports associations and teams such as the Spanish Football Federation, Premier League and Ferrari to mention but a few, as well as several leading sportsmen. Both he and YU have also been nominated for a number of awards for their cutting-edge design and is lead columnist for Sports World Magazine writing about property and design.
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