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About Us

The Better Community Business Network is a registered charity set up by a group of business people and professionals that have come together to support local community projects that make a real difference to the communities they serve. We seek to promote altruism amongst the business community and to encourage it to re-direct some of its energy, creativity and the vast skills base it possesses for the betterment of wider society.

BCBN has attracted support from respected, high profile figures such as His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales; Leader of the House of Commons, Rt Hon. Chris Grayling; Rt Hon, Nick Clegg MP; former Attorney General – Rt Hon. Dominic Grieve and others.

Since its inception, BCBN has raised £1,344,628 in funds for local and national community causes including the Muslim Fostering Project; The Refugee Council, Children Services; NHS Trust, Reach Services; Muslim Youth Helpline and the Date Palm Project, housing ex-offenders.

BCBN does not seek government funding for any of its community causes; all funds raised go to the projects that are in need of them. As a founding principle, BCBN’s running costs are met entirely by the Trustees.

Alongside our annual fundraising events, BCBN launched its community Grant Initiative in September 2014 and has distributed over £138,081 in community funds. The Grant Initiative was established to empower charities and local community projects with grant awards of up to £3,000 in the fields of education, youth and community services.

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Tariq Usmani MBE

Henley Homes Group

Nassar Khalil

Rogue City Hotel Group

Kashif Usmani

Henley Homes Group

Nayeer Afzal

Programme Director for Learning Hive

Rami Sawas

Digital Product Owner

Dr Allyah Abbas-Hanif

Clinical Scientist and Cardiologist

Sabah Gilani OBE