Bradford crowned Curry Capital of Britain for sixth year in a row

Bradford has been crowned the winner of the Curry Capital of Britain competition for six years in a row.

Visit Bradford, the tourism department for Bradford Metropolitan District Council, continued its winning streak with its bid this year focusing on the theme of celebrating achievements.

The campaign to win the hotly-contested accolade for a record-breaking sixth consecutive year kicked off with a special Curry Capital Olympics event, followed by a traditional garden party celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday with special VIPs attending also marking their nonagenarian year, and culminating with a dedicated fire safety campaign in conjunction with the Yorkshire Fire Service.

Judges praised the team at Visit Bradford for their Curry Capital events, activities and charitable contributions surrounding the competition.

"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."

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

"It is a well-deserved victory. The Bradford team members work so well together to best demonstrate the level of cooperation and community spirit that already exists in the city. This is the kind of community cohesion that Peter Groves envisaged when he set up the competition 15 years ago."

Colleen Groves, a founder of the Curry Capital Competition