Note from The BPF Team

Dear Members, 

Wish you all a wonderful and joyous Eid with your loved ones!

With lockdown easing slowly as we are all adapting to the new norm or simply resuming our old way of life we at BPF decided to reach out and reconnect with everyone
here. During this time, we reorganized our work, implemented new strategies and established a new way forward.

We would like to carry on our mission of engaging, uniting and empowering community and without the support of our valuable members it won’t be possible. Please help us today by joining or renewing one of
your memberships; Premier Club membership, Corporate membership and Patron membership. If you are interested in becoming a BPF Patron then please do email the office. We are grateful to all our supporters and members who continue to help us grow in our mission.
The British Pakistan Foundation (BPF) aim to engage, unite and empower the Pakistani Diaspora in the UK. It is important for us to come together during these uncertain times and strengthen what we can collectively achieve through our platform. We, therefore, need your input to tell us how to achieve this by completing our short engagement

Best wishes,
BPF Team
British Pakistan Foundation    

Who we are & What we do ?  

Outstanding British Pakistani: 
Hira Ali

Hira Ali is author of the renowned book: Her Way to the Top: A guide to smashing the glass ceiling which has received international awards and outstanding testimonials worldwide.She is also an inspiring and well-recognised leadership expert and career coach who has impacted thousands of people from various industries and professions across the globe with her articles and interviews being featured in hundreds of media outlets including Forbes, Huff post, Entrepreneur, The Female Lead and many more. An Associate Certified Coach accredited by International Coach Federation and a professional member of the Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming, Hira is a recipient of the top 100 women Lift Effects awards and the prestigious highly commended women in media award sponsored by Microsoft.
Read more here

Use Pledjar to Support Our Work

In these challenging times, extra pennies can have a big impact and therefore British Pakistan Foundation (BPF) is proud to be available on Pledjar - a new and innovative mobile app. Through Pledjar you can securely connect your bank account and round-up your transactions and pass on your 'spare change' to  BPF.

With Pledjar you can follow our recent campaigns and give one-off donations with a click of a finger, without changing how you spend. Please download the app and use code  BPF001 when asked during sign up, so you can select  British Pakistan Foundation as your charity of choice.

Signing up is simple, and only takes a few minutes: here
Sign up today for Android:  here  , iOS: here

BPF Premier Club

Premier Member – Individual
The BPF Premier membership encourages the community to take part in supporting BPF’s key initiatives & receive a range of discounts, benefits & offers for this support.

BPF’s Premier Club membership contribution is only £10 per year, which goes towards supporting BPF’s 3 key programmes. 

Click here to join
Premier Member – Corporate
Our “Premier Member – Corporate membership”,  is for members who want to promote their events, products or services through BPF. 

Register your interest by clicking here

Members Section : Mr. Mir Faisal Talpur 

Super Secret to Everlasting Business 

Mr. Mir Faisal Talpur is a member of British Pakistan Foundations' Entrprenuer Forum. He is the creator of Business DNA, Entrepreneur Maker, Business Megamiser, Powerpreneur, Reverse Engineering of Entrepreneurship, Risk Reversal and other methods created to eliminate hope and inspire natural rhythm of business success. His entrepreneurship programs help professionals to transition into the world of business and advanced business methods promote the rationale needed to cultivate harmony between business and its customers. He is the most sought after turnaround and growth specialist in the entrepreneur space.
Skilled consultant and business turnaround specialist, Technology enthusiast, Marketing and Property Investments expert. Serial Entrepreneur, Inventor, Innovator and a Visionary. 

 Click here for his monthly blog
He is the Founder and CEO of Cinch Group of companies, The group focuses on High-End Strategic Business Advisory, Disruptive Technologies, Real Estate Portfolio and Investor Management, Marketing Infrastructures and Business Automation, who over the last 13 years has built 5 businesses in 5 different industry sectors across 4 countries.

His initial struggles made him realise that business is very difficult unless one consciously do certain things to make it easy, He always felt there is a real need to share deep practical knowledge that entrepreneurs can instantly apply and gain from. So, in an attempt to reduce the pain that an entrepreneur goes through and to help the business community Mr Faisal started creating videos/blogs/podcasts to benefit those who need it most. He shares his  experiences and those of others to benefit professionals and businesses alike. As they say, sharing is caring !

You can watch his video  here ,

Please listen to his podcast -
Android:  here  ,

iOS: here

We would like to welcome our Corporate Member of the month:Magna People Change 

Magna People Change consulting specializes in providing Organisational Change Management, Culture Design/Embed and Capability Development services.
At Magna, we help businesses with;
  1. Managing people side of CHANGE through engagement and capability development.
  2. Building people centered organisations for making CULTURE a competitive advantage.
  3. Delivering bespoke MASTERCLASSES/WORKSHOPS for executive education on change leadership, organisational culture and leadership readiness for digital transformations.
Our approach to consultancy is deeply rooted in the academic and latest industry led research findings.
We are offering 25% discount to our BPF corporate members, on all Consulting Services including Organisational Culture Assessments.
Read more here

Thank you to All Our Patrons

Thank you to all our Patrons for their continued support and to those who wished to remain anonymous.

News and Highlights

Digital mode adopted in Pakistan’s apparel sector to explore global market amidst pandemic
As the worldwide economy has been facing slowdown in the post-Corona scenario and all international textile exhibitions have been cancelled the Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association has taken the initiative to participate in the Digital Global Apparel Sourcing Expo, adopting the latest trend to explore world market for Pakistani apparel goods through virtual mode.

Click here to read more
The British-Pakistani doctors saving lives in both countries

Dr Akhtar is an intensive care unit consultant in Britain's National Health Service, and has helped lead the response to Covid-19 in Essex, where he lives. Now, in his free time, he is using telemedicine software to share his experiences with counterparts in his country of birth, Pakistan - advising doctors on the best way to treat their patients.


Click here to read more

Book of The Month - HER WAY TO The TOP

A Guide to Smashing the Glass Ceiling

Award-winning Hira Ali examines the myriad of challenges women face on their road to professional success. Informed by her 13 years of coaching experience and survey responses from 300 working women, she reveals the universal internal and external roadblocks that can impede a woman’s climb to the top, regardless of her culture or geography. This go-to guide for working women explores FOMO (the Fear of Missing Out), Imposter Syndrome, perfectionism and sexual harassment, among other issues. She moves beyond problems and empowers her readers with real solutions to help them break the glass ceiling. Written by a successful career woman for the benefit of career women around the world, Her Way to the Top demonstrates that women are all in this together, and together they can make a difference for each other.
Buy here

Jobs and Opportunities

The Rhodes Scholarship for Pakistan 

The Rhodes Scholarship for Pakistan are now open for 2021 entry! Apply by August 1st. There is one available for a young person from Pakistan to study a postgraduate degree at the University of Oxford, UK. Find out if you meet the criteria to become a Rhodes Scholar and start your application. We offer scholarships in over 22 designated Rhodes constituencies, as well as our Global Rhodes Scholarships, visit our 'Which Scholarship' page for more details.

Click here for more information 

Screen Yorkshire

Applications for Year 2 of Screen Yorkshire programme #BeyondBrontës is now open for applications. If you know anyone between the ages of 18 - 24 who lives in the Leeds City Regions who has a passion for film and TV but has no idea where to start or just needs support accessing the industry alert them to check out the below link and apply!

Click here for more information 

IslamicFinanceGuru (IFG) is looking for an exceptional part-time or full-time Wills Associate to help take IFG Wills to the next level! Candidates need to have a legal background with experience in drafting wills. The salary is £30k-£40k and we offer great flexibility with remote working.
If you're interested, please visit the link below and upload your CV. Please also forward to any relevant contacts!

Click here here for more information

Beyond Productions

Beyond productions are currently looking for an experienced film crew (various roles available) for an upcoming short film funded by the BFI. Pre-production to commence later this year. The ideal candidates must have relevant experience working on various professional short/feature films

Click here for more information 
The Positive Action team at Hampshire Constabulary support individuals from the under-represented groups (females, disability, LBGT, etc.), including those from black, ethnic and minority backgrounds who are considering a career in policing; giving them the necessary confidence and skills to apply to become police officers or police staff.
Hampshire Constabulary covers a massive southern part of England and responsible for law enforcement in its jurisdictions.
Good news is that we are recruiting Police officers at the moment as part of PM’s decision to take on 20K new officers nationally. A small portion will come to us as well
Apply here

Work with BPF

Speak at BPF Events
If you are interested in speaking at our regular professional networking events, then please contact the BPF office at

Write for BPF
We love to hear from our members and would like to feature articles, blog posts etc. by our members on areas that impact the British Pakistan community. If you would like to contribute an article, blog post etc. for our monthly newsletter or website and need to know more about the different monthly topics then please contact the BPF office at


Partner with BPF

We need partners
If you are a business owner, entrepreneur or city professional who would like to offer mentoring, work experience, internships, or access to job opportunities to our top Young Professionals Programme members please contact the office at 



Support BPF

Donating to BPF
Please help us continue our valuable work for the community by making a donation to BPF (Charity registration for England and Wales No: 1137700). If you would like to make either a regular or one-off donation to BPF then please contact the office at

Become a BPF Patron or Ambassador
If you are interested in becoming a Patron or Ambassador for BPF then please contact the office at

Sponsoring BPF Events
If you would like to sponsor a BPF event then please email the office at
If you would like to advertise in our newsletter or on our website then please contact the office at

If you are looking for mentorship apply

If you wish to become a mentor, apply here

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