Business against Poverty’s Member of the Month: Melksham Tandoori

By Anita Jaynes on 8 September, 2015

As official media partner’s of Business against Poverty, each month we profile their ‘Member of the Month’.

This month we feature Melksham Tandoori. The restaurant is situated on 26, Church Street right in the middle of Melksham and has been at the heart of the town since 1987, specialising in Bangladeshi and Indian cuisine.

The restaurant has been supporting Business against Poverty for the last few years and Mynah and his team often host quiz and curry evenings for the charity. This fundraising activity has really boosted funds and Melksham Tandoori has already raises £711 this year with a target of £1,000 hoping to be reached by the end 2015.

Business against Poverty interviewed Mynah’s son Sayeed, to find out more about the business and it’s philosophy.

What motivates you?

My motivation is my family, not just here in England, but also in Bangladesh. In our culture it is embedded, we help and support one another, over the years my family have pushed me and that motivates me to keep moving forward.

What is your business philosophy?

Our business philosophy is to provide a welcoming atmosphere, where diners can relax and enjoy first class Indian cuisine made from the freshest and locally produced ingredients.

Who do you admire the most?

My Dad. When he opened Melksham Tandoori he had not long been settled in the UK, but he took a chance. Over the years there have been many occasions where he took chances some paid off and others not so much, however he never gives in. He has always been very ambitious and determined even to this day, when he should be trying to make more time for himself to enjoy the life he worked so hard for.

What would be your advice to anyone wondering if their business could benefit from joining Business against Poverty?

There are many diverse businesses that are involved with the charity and the opportunity to network with each other is huge and exciting.  We are all from different business sectors, however we all have one common goal when it comes to Business against Poverty.

Mynah offers all Business against Poverty members a discount when they visit the restaurant, so if you are a member, don’t forget to say who you are when dining.

For a little taster of what they provide take a look at their video here or visit their website:

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