Reference NumberI/EME
TitleRecords of the Ethnic Minority Enterprise Project [EMEP]
Date(s)c. 2000-2006
DescriptionMaterial relating to the work of the Ethnic Minority Enterprise Project including records about forums, conferences and other events. Records include: images, promotional material, press cuttings and audio-visual recordings.

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Extent15 files and 2 volumes
AdminHistoryThe Ethnic Minority Enterprise Project (EMEP), based in Greatorex Street, was active in the first decade of the 21st century.

EMEP provided business support services to ethnic minority-led businesses in London, with a particular focus on encouraging individuals to undertake business development in newly emerging sectors. The organisation provided business management advice, targeting specialist sectors such as clothing and design and the restaurant sector. EMEP also supported the development of business networks and associations as a voice for the local business community and significantly improved the ‘Banglatown’ business district in which it was based through town management initiatives, festivals and branding. EMEP ran the Brick Lane Festival for a number of years.
CustodialHistoryThese records were collected as part of a Bengali Collections Development project by Shahera Begum, Heritage Trainee during 2011. She also interviewed individuals and created oral histories, see collection ref: O/BEE and brochure 'The Bengali East End: Histories of Life and Work in Tower Hamlets'. Visit

This material significantly broadened the range of collections from and about the Bengali community in Tower Hamlets. If you would like to add further material to our collections please contact us.
RelatedMaterialExplore the following individual collections listed below which are held at Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives. They have been received as part of an ongoing Bengali Collections Development project since 2011. The list provides the collection reference number and collection name.

B/LEA Tom Learmonth Photography
B/SEH Shepheard Epstein and Hunter, architects

Institutional organisations:
I/BRA Banglatown Restaurants Associations
I/EME Ethnic Minority Enterprise
I/KNC Kobi Nazrul Centre
I/TTF Tower Hamlets Training Forum and Bengali Mahila Samity

Local authority:
L/THL/G/2/2 London Borough of Tower Hamlets: council papers on Altab Ali Park

Oral histories:
O/BEE Bengali East End oral histories

Papers of individuals:
P/EAD John Eade
P/EVE John Eversley
P/GOS Bidhan Goswami (including P/GOS/1/1 Bangladesh Welfare Association and P/GOS/2 Brick Lane Mosque publications)
P/MIN Kendrio Shaheed Minar
P/RAU Mahmoud A Rauf
P/SIE Alice Sielle
P/UDD Mrs Uddin
P/ULH Rafique Ullah
P/ULL Ansar Ahmed Ullah

S/BYL Bangladesh Youth League
Private enterprises
Access StatusOpen
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