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WBCC holds reception for delegation from North Wales

A delegation of 20 British Bangladeshi businessmen from North Wales was recently hosted to a special reception by the Welsh Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce (WBCC). After a number of meetings with local businessmen, WBCC officials and politicians, the delegation was entertained at the renowned Spicemerchant Bangladeshi Restaurant in Cardiff Bay. Set in a grade two listed building, the Spicemerchant provided the ideal location for the 100 local dignitaries, WBCC members and supporters to formally welcome and receive the delegation from North Wales.

Networking followed the meal, when many new members were signed up to represent the WBCC in North Wales. Councillor Abdul Mukith Khan, Abdul Malik, Monchob Ali JP, Abdul Hussain, Afzol Ali, Abdul Jalil, Shamsuddin Ahmed MBE and several others who were present also became full members of W.B.C.C. Overall, WBCC says this was a very successful event that was enjoyed by all present.

From pizza to pappadums

A former Pizza Hut restaurant in Halifax has been transformed into Red Onion, a new curry restaurant. The opening night had a touch of glitz and glamour complete with stilt walkers and magician and the restaurant reports a successful first month of operations.

Red Onion is the brainchild of Mohammed Aumran and Rajab Ali, who also have inter- ests in restaurants in Birmingham, London and Huddersfield. Halifax was selected as the site of the latest opening because of the recent growth of surrounding towns, such as Sowerby Bridge, which has created an increased demand for specialist restaurants.

Tom Cruise orders Indian takeaway

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes attend the National Movie Awards in London. The couple posed for photographs and then Tom spent one hour on his own doing his famous auto- graph signing with the crowd on the red carpet.

Actor Tom Cruise ordered a takeaway curry to take with him on a flight out of the UK.

The Mission Impossible star was recently in London with his wife Katie Holmes, who launched her new clothing range at department store Harvey Nichols.

According to UK newspaper The Sun, a PR company rep- resenting Indian restaurant Tamarind in Mayfair, London, claim they put together a takeaway order for the star that he could eat on his flight.

It’s claimed the actor ordered a meal of chicken tikka masala, black lentils, aloo gobi, spinach and naan bread.

Spice Business Magazine 25 July/August 2011

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