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New Bradford Bulls boss is no stranger to world of sport
Well-known Bradford entrepreneur and restaurateur Omar Khan might be new to rugby league, but he is no stranger to the world of sport.
In 2009, the businessman was unveiled as Bradford City Football Club’s first Asian ambassador, where he pledged to “break the barrier” stopping the community from getting involved at Valley Parade .
He opened his first Bradford restaurant more than 20 years ago and launched his second venture, which included a wine bar and a Churchill Lounge, in tribute to his hero, wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, in 2011.
As well as his business success, he has helped raise thousands of pounds for charities by hosting gala dinners.
In 2005, he helped raise £35,000 for the Telegraph & Argus South Asian Earthquake Appeal during an event at the Midland Hotel, organised with the support of Bradford South MP Gerry Sutcliffe.
The following year, he was invited to meet then Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie Blair during a reception at 10 Downing Street.