Rafique Awan – Co Founder of Shere Khan Indian restaurant in Manchester, Rafique had a vision to establish the best Indian restaurant in Manchester. 

Over the past 25 years the Rusholme ‘flagship’ restaurant has provided a benchmark and proving ground for the numerous franchise operations and branded retail & catering projects and set to continue the trend for years to come as the group continues to grow.


Nighat Awan, OBE  – Co founder and the ‘creative inspiration’ behind the brand has energetically moved the Shere Khan brand from contemporary restaurant to international brand, this in parallel with her charity projects has earned her an Honorary Doctorate.

Nighat sits on a number of high-profile business committees and panels and she continues to give back to the community in every way she can.