"I was born in Bangladesh and came to Britain at the age of eight months. After graduating from the LSE, I briefly worked as a newspaper reporter before setting up my own media businesses – one in PR and the other in publishing, both specialising in food and drink. In 2001 I opened The Cinnamon Club in Westminster and in 2007 I opened Roast in Borough Market. This year I bought the Indian street food operation Moolis in Soho. Outside of business I am connected with a number of charitable and government projects and chair the DWP’s Ethnic Minority Advisory group as well as the photography and human rights organisation, Autograph. In 2010 I received an OBE for public affairs and the same year was also made a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts."
"I support the Learning Revolution Trust because I believe education transforms lives and everyone should have the opportunity to benefit from it."
The Learning Revolution Trust is a charity that aims to remove the financial barriers to education faced by many people in East London.
Your donation will help ensure that people get the opportunity to access further education, no matter what financial barriers they face.
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