“If you’re not a risk taker, you should not get into business”
Mr. Sayeeful Islam, Chairman, CGG
The year was 1983, Bangladesh, still a baby nation on the verge of building its business infrastructure, was working on all grounds to make a space for the nation in the world economy. Entrepreneurs were trying hard with their expertise and vision to provide support for the country to grow.
This is when Mr. Sayeeful Islam took a step that inspired his contemporaries. An engineer by education, that too from one of the most prestigious universities US, he took a look at the piece of the Bengal of Gold he had always kept close to his heart. Sure, he believed in growth and improvement, but his idea of growth was a collective one. He believed in empowerment of the people in general, which automatically led to women empowerment and indirectly towards holistic growth of the national economy as a whole.
Returning to Bangladesh with a vision for COLLECTIVE GROWTH for all and sacrificing the attractions of personal gain, he established the building blocks of CONCORDE GARMENTS GROUP. He then formed the 7th foremost garment factory in the country with his trusted partner in life, also a scholar educated at the prestigious University of Dhaka, and a Woman Entrepreneur, and a source of inspiration for many.
Today, the company boasts to be a trustworthy partner of the nation. Through thick and thin, across storms and adversities, the son of this uncompromising couple, educated in US and UK in fashion, is also part of the business now. What started in a 400 sft space is touching ground all over the world with a palette full of products, and growing every day, empowering, enabling and engaging those around them every day along the way.
The CONCORDE philosophy is therefore one that does not believe in looking back, or giving up. In fact, it teaches us that when the going gets tough, the tough gets going on the path to success.