Mr. Shelim Hussain MBE is awarded as a Personality of the Year at the British Curry Awards.


Shelim Hussain, MBE is a Bangladeshi-born British entrepreneur and founder Chairman and Managing Director of Euro Foods (UK). Mr. Hussain was born in Bangladesh and was brought to the United Kingdom by his uncle and aunt in 1985. After a year of living in London his uncle moved to Cardiff in 1986. When he was 11 and he was enrolled at Cathays High School. At the age of 17, Husain started working as a waiter at the Indian Ocean restaurant in Gabalfa.
Round 1991, at the age of 18, when the local prawn supplier went out of business, having seen a gap in the market, Husain took £20 worth of fuel and the money to buy six cases of prawns – and sold them on. He started his business while working evenings as a part-time as a waiter in the restaurant and studying at college for his A Levels at College Glan Hafren. He saw an opportunity in the market for prawn supply and started off by selling a few boxes of frozen prawns with his friend, delivering them at night while continuing with his education during the day. He started the business with an initial capital of only £20.
The annual turnover for his business is now around £80 million as of 2010. In 2003, Husain was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) . Also in 2003, he won the Eastern Young Achiever Award that was presented by Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, and he was nominated for Young Achiever at the Asian Jewel Awards. He was awarded the Personality of the Year at the British Curry Awards, presented on video message by British Prime minister David Cameron.


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