Bajloor Rashid MBE is a Bangladeshi-born British restaurateur, philanthropist and humanitarian. From 2006 to 2012, he was the president for the Bangladesh Caterers Association. Rashid was born in Balikandi, Maulvi Bazar, Bangladesh. In 1978, he came to the United Kingdom to further his education. In 1980, Rashid opened his first restaurant Curry Garden, in High Street, Dover. Between 1980 and 1993, Rashid and his brother set up a number of restaurants in Kent and London. This gained him prominence in the early 1980s as a young entrepreneur in the curry industry, which led him to join the Bangladesh Caterers Association, the largest body of curry restaurant owners. Rashid has also been involved in property investments owning commercial buildings. In 1993, he also got involved in a wholesale business, selling rice and spices. From 2006 to 2012, Rashid served as the national president for the Bangladesh Caterers Association.
Rashid is known for building up a substantial support network of agencies, working closely with the UK Government, members of Parliament, UKBA, MAC and the Police. He is also a senior director of the British Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce which was created in 1991. He is serving either a chairman or director of 20 different companies.
In September 2013, he was elected as Chairman of the Progressive Life Insurance Company. In 2014, he became president of the UK Bangladesh Catalysts of Commerce and Industry.