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Imtaz Khaliq MBE* Events, Conferences, and Fashion Shows

"I have admired Imtaz's work and determination as the first woman tailor over the years. She is a pioneer and an inspiring leader in her field because of all the awareness raising work she does for women breaking new ground. She is an excellent role model and I support fellow working mums who show what can be achieved through hard work and talent".
Cherie Booth, QC - scroll down for more comments

Conferences and Fashion Shows

"Thanks very much for your inspirational presentation the other day, it was great to get your thoughts and insights and I found it really useful."
Rob McCourt, Director Close Up Productions Ltd. www.closeupproductions.co.uk

"Thank you once again for what was a such empowering and inspiring workshop. I love your presentation so uplifting!"
Isis Quaresma-Cabral - Events, Information and Admin Officer "Fit For Legacy" - East London Business Place ELBP

"You are a great inspiration to women. I have just added getting a bespoke suit to my "50 things to do by 50 list"
Mo Obadina www.mosmojo.com

"Thanks for your talk. I found it very useful and had lots of insights. I love how you connect all the dots between everything."
Alan Hayden, Accessories Designer

"It was a pleasure to attend the seminar yesterday at Barking Enterprise Centre. Regrettably I was unable to stay over for networking, but just wanted to say thank you for the scope and content included during the morning. It is something I have not seen before and so was useful food for thought!"
Wayne Gruba, for and on behalf of, Elite Support Services London Limited

"I find it so inspiring that you are so creative and dedicated."
Harold Tilman CBE, Chairman Aquascutum, Jaeger, and British Fashion Council

"It was a pleasure catching up with you yesterday -You have achieved so much and I love your chutzpah."
Dawn Airey, RTL

"It was a pleasure and an honour for us. I hope that we will be able to tempt you to Bradford on many occasions to share your skills and passion with our staff and students."
Michele Sutton OBE, Principal and Chief Executive of Bradford College

"It was good to see you too at the recent grad show – We had our graduation ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall and I saw your name float across the very impressive three-screen backdrop as one of our distinguished alumni!"
Sarah Byfield-Riches marketing LCF- University of the Arts

"BBEC really appreciated Imtaz finding time in her busy schedule to return to her old school and share her enthusiasm and expertise with the students..."
Chris French, Design Academy Directory, BBEC

"Thank you so much for coming last night. The feedback that we have received from delegates is that they really enjoyed your talk and found it very informative and inspiring."
Hayley Jackson, Projects Administrator, School of Lifelong Education and Development, University of Bradford

"Thank you so much for yesterday, your contribution was superb and added so much to the success of the day . . .Initial feedback on the day through talking to participants and the evaluation sheets has been extremely positive and your Master Class presentation was considered to be amongst the highlights"
Naheed Arshad Mather MBE

"It was great to listen to you and meet with you, you have an incredible story and an exciting way of telling it."
Terry Hodgkinson CBE

"We were absolutely thrilled that Imtaz was able to be our guest speaker at the launch of our new Design Academy. The Academy has been set up to nurture student talent in design and related disciplines and to encourage students to aspire to fulfilment and success in creative and manufacturing industries. It was appropriate, therefore, for the students to listen to Imtaz’s story, from her time as a student at our school to her success as a tailor to the stars. We are really proud of her achievements and look forward to welcoming her back"
Richard Hughes, Head Teacher, Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College

"A listener emailed the show today to ask what my highlights for this year were. I named you as one....explained how I was privileged to interview you last year when I was in awe of you being the first female tailor in London then to touch base again this year with you, on the 'eve' of your MBE! You been honoured was a highlight of mine!"
Rosemary Laryea, Producer and Presenter of 'Colourful Life with Rosemary Laryea' on Colourful on DAB and at www.colourfulradio.com

"Thanks for your time today. The students were enthralled and would not stop talking the minute we were out of the door."
Antonia Manoochehri, Art Teacher, St Marylebone School for Girls

"Thanks so much for your generosity. Looks beautiful! You can rest assured your donation (for auction) makes a huge difference in supporting British Asian talent at grassroots and enabling more voices like Emteaz's (who wrote Sweet Cider) to come through"
Sudha Bhuchar, Tamasha Theatre

"Thank you very much for speaking yesterday. You were fantastic and I know that the audience loved the talk."
Vimmi Singh, Co-Founder, Dynamic Asian Women's Network (DAWN)

"Thank you again for your presentation. It was very inspiring for all the attendees. I wish you all the best."
Vanessa Wellmann, Senior Co-ordinator, Private sector, Mayor's Office

"The events were great and I am delighted you enjoyed them too."

"I was impressed with your enthusiasm, achievements and comments on the key to success being enthusiasm and passion, I suppose honesty. I really believe that when we are true to ourselves and do what we really believe in, then it flows, grows and shines. You said, what do I have to lose if I try this, I started from nothing in the first place."

"I just wanted to say thank you for your inspiring talk at the Forward Ladies event tonight. Your website looks fabulous and the classes sound wonderful! Any chance that you might do some in Bradford?"

"You are an inspiration and what struck me was the way you changed direction when something didn’t seem to be working. Well done! I hope I can make my business as successful as yours".

"I enjoyed meeting you so much yesterday and hearing your story."

". . .Also to see your fabulous designs."
Comments from Etta Cohen (MD Forward Ladies) and the Forward Ladies audience

"Many thanks for your inspiring (and humorous!) presentation last night - the evening would not have been such a success without your participation. I think the audience (and staff) left being inspired and wanting to be an entrepreneur!"
Lina Sheehan, The British Library

"I've asked the students for feedback following your visit, and you'll be pleased to hear that the word used most frequently was 'inspirational'."
Jane Davison, Head Lecturer, University of Wales College Newport

"You were absolutely marvelous. . . You have achieved so much and yet are very humble and wanting to know more: quite wonderful",
Elizabeth Phillips, Head Teacher, St Marylebone School for Girls

"There has been lots of positive feedback about your personal contribution and our organisation; and for this I would like to say a big thank you, your story of your journey will go on to inspire women to realise their dreams and their opportunity to become economically independent."
Christine Garvey-Hendrickson, Black Women In Business

"I loved the story you told in Dubai, thank you for your contribution. I hope that you will continue to be one of the UK's most successful, inspirational and motivational entrepreneurs"
Arline Woutersz, National President of BAWE (British Association of Women Entrepreneurs)

"It is astonishing that you are thanking us for the event (Black History Month) we had at LCF last night. Again, I would like to thank you; because you were wonderful. Some very hardened members of staff said it was the best event they had ever been to at the College. I had never seen them so full of praise."
Avril Horsford, London College of Fashion, the London Institute

"I am writing to thank you once again for letting us borrow your beautiful designs for this year's DON'T WALK charity fashion show. The show was fabulous, and your designs were certainly a highlight."
Ashley Sands, Fashion Co-ordinator, St Andrews University Fashion Show

"I would like to thank you for the talk you gave yesterday at the Marketing Symposium. Both students and members of academic staff found it very insightful by bringing 'real' experience which helps to put the academic content of the programme into context."
Jacqui Zinkin, Principal Lecturer, University of Westminster

Imtaz receives MBE - reported in the Independent
Imtaz receives MBE - reported in the Independent
Imtaz speaking at City Hall
Imtaz speaking at City Hall - photographed by James O'Jenkins
Cherie Blair wears Imtaz outfit at 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony
Cherie Blair wears Imtaz outfit at 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony
Imtaz with David Cameron at 10 Downing Street
Imtaz with David Cameron at 10 Downing Street
Imtaz with Darren Baker Official Portait Artist of the Queen, photographed by Ray O'Neill
Imtaz with Darren Baker Official Portait Artist of the Queen, photographed by Ray O'Neill
Imtaz at Fit for Legacy
Brand You! Creative Leadership – Imtaz takes business owners through her 8 steps to success in "Fit For Legacy" at the East London Business Place ELBP
Imtaz Businesswoman of the Year
Imtaz finalist in the 'Businesswoman of the Year' category at the British Muslim Awards 2014 at The Salford City Stadium, Manchester
Imtaz Fashion Show - Capital Woman
Capital Woman - photographed by Tim Griffiths
Imtaz Fashion Show - Asian Dreams
Asian Dreams - photographed by David Toney
Imtaz Fashion Show - Asian Dreams
Asian Dreams - photographed by David Toney
Imtaz Fashion Show - Capital Woman
Capital Woman - photographed by Tim Griffiths
Meera Syal with Imtaz suit for charity
Meera Syal with suit donated to charity by Imtaz
Imtaz fashion protest
Imtaz in "no skills no fashion" protest outside Parliament
Imtaz at breakfast meeting at House of Commons
Imtaz at breakfast meeting at House of Commons
Imtaz with Ray O'Neil working on documentary
Imtaz with Ray O'Neil working on documentary
Imtaz with Bianca Miller from The Apprentice
Imtaz with Bianca Miller from The Apprentice
Imtaz at Credit Suisse Inspire and Connect conference
Imtaz at Credit Suisse Inspire and Connect conference
Imtaz winner of Best Creative Business at Precious Awards
Imtaz winner of Best Creative Business at Precious Awards
Imtaz with MBE
Imtaz with MBE
Imtaz
Imtaz and studio scenes photographed by Vera Da Silva
Imtaz and studio scenes photographed by Vera Da Silva
Imtaz at Pakistani Embassy with former ambassador, Amir Khan, and other celebrities
Imtaz at Pakistani Embassy with former ambassador, Amir Khan, and other celebrities
Imtaz at Westminster University with Dean Prof Jean Woodall photographed by Joanne O'Brien
Imtaz at Westminster University with Dean Prof Jean Woodall photographed by Joanne O'Brien
Imtaz at Westminster University with Dean Dr Colwill photographed by Joanne O'Brien
Imtaz at Westminster University with Dean Dr Colwill photographed by Joanne O'Brien
Imtaz receives honourary fellowship from Bradford College
Imtaz receives honourary fellowship from Bradford College
Imtaz suit for Asian Dreams Fashion Show donated to Carole Stone's Funny Women charity event
Imtaz suit for Asian Dreams Fashion Show donated to Carole Stone's Funny Women charity event
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