ENTREPRENEUR WINS AOC GOLD AWARD
(5 June 2005)
Hussain MBE, founder of Eurofoods one of the countries fastest growing
frozen foods distributors, has successfully won the AoC Gold Award
for Further Education Alumni 2005. The winners of the Award have
attended college, received public recognition and made a major contribution
in their field. Previous winners include Betty Boothroyd, former
speaker of the House of Commons who received the award in 1996 and
Jimmy Choo, Footwear designer and manufacturer in 2000.
has been quietly making a name for himself as one of the most talented
entrepreneurs in the UK ever since he sold his first box of frozen
prawns in January 1993. As Chairman of Eurofoods he has become a
respected businessman both within the Bangladeshi Community and
within the UK Business Community due to his acute commercial acumen
and sensitive approach to business.
in Bangladesh in 1973, Shelim was brought to the UK by his aunt
and uncle in 1985. After a year of living in London his uncle moved
to Cardiff in 1986 and he was enrolled at Cathays High School. Whilst
studying for his A Levels at Coleg Glan Hafren Shelim gained employment,
to support himself through school, working evenings in a local restaurant.
It is here that Shelim noticed a gap in the market for high quality,
naturally produced frozen produce for ethnic restaurants after hearing
that the restaurant's seafood supplier had ceased trading.
based Eurofoods, has now become one of the leading manufacturers,
processors, importers and distributors of frozen seafood, meat,
poultry, dry goods and other products across Europe.
Hussain MBE, says of winning the award; ' I was delighted to be
recognised for my achievements and am very proud of all we have
accomplished with Eurofoods. I look back at my time at college with
very fond memories and realise the importance of further education
not only academically but helping to create more rounded individuals
with life skills.'
AoC Gold Award for Further Education Alumni 2005 will be officially
presented to Shelim Hussain MBE at the House of Commons on Tuesday
14 June 2005.
is the representative body for colleges of further education. Established
in 1996 by the colleges themselves to provide a voice for further
education at national and regional levels. They serve over 4 Million
learners participating in further education and training, offering
lifelong opportunities for school-leavers and adults, over vast
ranges of academic and vocational qualifications.