Aagrah Leeds City wins at the Curry Industry Oscars!!
15 April 2013, 07:14
British Curry Awards, which took place on Monday, 26th November 2012 at Battersea Evolution in London, dazzled even more brightly than ever before. This was the eighth time they have been staged under the leadership of Enam Ali MBE, and were co-hosted by former Royal Correspondent Jenny Bond and impressionist Rory Bremner.
Attendees included hundreds of leading restaurateurs, business owners, politicians and celebrities including Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling MP, Dragons Den entrepreneur Theo Paphitis, journalist and broadcaster Rageh Omar, gameshow host Roy Walker, actors Shane Richie and James Cosmo and a host of other luminaries. Also present via a video link was Prime Minister David Cameron who addressed the audience with some encouraging words. He said, “It is often said that curry is Britain national dish – and it’s easy to see why. It’s not just the flavours served up in the thousands of curry restaurants across the country, it is the welcome too. Those who work in the curry industry enliven Britain’s high streets, boost local economies and contribute to local communities.”
The year the Awards attracted a record total of 270,000 public nominations.