Bradford Wins Curry Capital Crown!

City of Bradford named Curry Capital of Britain for sixth year in row


Visit Bradford, the tourism department for Bradford Council, is ecstatic to have won Curry Capital of Britain again despite strong competition around the country. The campaign to win began with a Curry Capital Olympics event and a traditional garden party celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, portfolio for Environment, Sport and Culture at City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, said,

“To say I’m thrilled is an understatement – I’m absolutely over the moon. Each year our bids have to be bigger and better than ever before to retain our crown of Curry Capital of Britain. To win the award for a record-breaking six years in a row is testament to the hard work and dedication of our team.

“I’d particularly like to thank the Visit Bradford team along with all of the participating restaurants and other stakeholders who have got involved and backed our bid; without out them this just would not be possible. Also I’d like to extend a massive thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for us in the competition.”

Judges praised the team Visit Bradford for their Curry Capital events and charity work around the competition.

Expanding what is called the ‘Bradford Blueprint’, each year Visit Bradford’s entry into the competition promotes community bonding through a shared love of food. In addition to this valuable funds are raised for causes such as Curry Tree Foundation.

Tricia Tillotson, tourism manager at Visit Bradford, said, “Each year the competition gets tougher; the expectation for us to produce an award-winning bid grows with every time we win the title, plus other cities continually up their game and certainly give us a run for our money.

“As well as thanking everyone who has made this unbelievable achievement possible, I’d also like to congratulate all of the other cities taking part in this year’s competition.”


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