Sufi Miah’s Bio
Sufi Miah is a successful property developer with a portfolio of properties in the UK and abroad.
Sufi moved his home in 2004 from a deprived part of West London to a luxury villa in one of UK’s most expensive areas of Cuffley, Hertfordshire. He owns a fleet of luxury vehicles ranging from Aston Martin to Range Rover but Sufi still remembers his humble days when he did not have enough money for a bus fare.
Sufi Miah and his family came to the UK in the early 1980’s, he is the third son of Haji Abdur Rahman, and was born in Chandshir Kapon village of Bishwanath in the Sylhet district of Bangladesh.
His early childhood life started from a deprived inner city London borough, living in a small over-crowded flat in a council block, his parents worked hard to support the family. Sufi attended Sir William Collins School but seeing his parents struggle to support the family he took on the challenge to improve their situation and to give them a better quality of life.
He would get up very early before school started, so that he could go out and distribute local newspapers. After school he worked at a local confectionary shop until late in the evening. And during the weekends he worked outside in the cold on a market stall in Camden Market, where he would start work at the crack of dawn and finished his shift in the evening. The money that he made he gave it to his parent so they don’t have to work so hard. Sufi’s determination came from his father, a hardworking man who gave up everything for his children and always taught them to strive to become better people.
Sufi described those early teenage years of his life as the defining moment of his life. He says with a passion: “I was someone that took challenges in life in my stride. I worked hard, knowing that I had to take responsibility, helping my father to support my family. In those years I learnt the values of hard work, family commitment and dedication that has made me the person I am today”.
It was clear that at a young age Sufi had an entrepreneurial spirit and with his early days of working on the market stalls gave him the street-smart edge that enabled him to spot a deal. Sufi’s first business venture was in buying and selling cars, he did that on the side of his full-time job at Clarks. The car sales was making him profit but not enough to make a real difference, as someone for whom Sir Richard Branson was the ultimate role model, that was never going to be enough.
He decided to research and explore the opportunities in the property investment market. And with his father’s advice and guidance he embarked on the property ladder and made his first house purchase at the tender age of just 20 years old. That was the catalyst for a successful property portfolio that he has grown from the mid 1990’s and that is still growing today. Sufi is currently developing high-end luxury villas across Greater London.
Sufi is actively involved in various charitable programmes and is currently supporting poor people in a village in Zakigonj, Bangladesh, where he solely funds the running of a Madrasha. In the near future he intends to develop this Madrasha to help students who wish to complete a Hafiz course.
Sufi is married to Mrs Shumi Islam, who is also his business partner and they are blessed with 4 children, Sahil, Isha, Niyaz and Eva.
Sufi and his son Sahil are passionate supporters of Arsenal football club and they are both season ticket holders. Sahil is a talented footballer and is currently being professionally coached and is keen to play professional football. However if he has any of his fathers’ dedication, skill and commitment, he already possesses the strong foundations to make this a reality.