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The Chair Person 'Mr. Abdul Malik'
Abdul Raoof Malik was born in Easton, Bristol in 1973, he is one of 7 children and he attended Whitehall Primary School going on to complete his secondary education at Whitefield Fishponds Secondary School.
The business was given a new name, "PAK Butchers." Pak means, Clean and Pure.
In 2003 he opened another branch of Pak Butchers in Cardiff which has attracted the same fame. He went on to win the Bristol East Side Traders Award again in 2005.
Since first opening in 1992, Pak Butchers a small sole trading business has now become Pak Butchers UK Ltd, it has several branches throughout the south west and the business is now thinking of starting a franchise for others to experience and be part of its amazing success.
Abdul also helped Bristol City Council make a dedicated kitchen for Halal School meals and in doing so gained much support from local communities, he has now been approached by Cardiff City Council to help with the same project there.
Abdul believes in reinvesting in the community and has done several things to help his local traders as well as residents in localities were his businesses are based a few examples of this work are:
• The Community point office- an office dedicated to community issues and a gathering place for agencies to better access the local community
• A Traders Association- Abdul has helped set up ‘Stapleton Road Traders Association’, Stapleton Road has been talked about as the worst crime hot spot in the country, Abdul has helped turn this around by engaging local traders with the community and getting them to make simple and effective changes to enhance the shopping experience for people who visit the locality
• Police Bike Sponsorship- Abdul sponsored a off road bike to patrol the local cycle tracks and parks to help the locals cut crime and anti-social behavior
Pak Butchers is a business that benefits its local community it has brought change wherever it has gone it employs people from the local community and involves local people.