IT was a successful night for Bradford at the recent English Asian Business Awards, with the district scooping six awards across a range of industries.

The English Asian Business Awards recognise the finest businesspeople and firms of Asian origin in the country.

The winners were crowned at a glitzy ceremony held in Manchester. It was the eighth time the awards have been held, and of the 32 prizes handed out on the night, six came home to the Bradford district.

The first winner on the night was Basharat Ali, of Schofield Sweeney, who picked up the Contribution to Law award.

With 20 years experience in law, Mr Ali is a partner in the firm’s commercial property team, taking the lead on deals involving shopping centres, office blocks and industrial parks.

Next up was the Wholesaler of the Year award, which was presented to Abdul Aziz from Lubna Foods Ltd, based in Garnett Street, Barkerend.

The family firm, founded in 1970, supplies ethically sourced food ingredients to businesses of all sizes to companies in a number of countries.

One of Bradford’s most popular restaurants - which is also popular with high profile boxers - picked up the Best Food Establishment prize.

Mr T’s, based in Great Horton Road, won the award, which was collected by owner Tausaf Malik. Earlier this year the ‘Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury visited the restaurant, following in the footsteps of Floyd Mayweather, who visited in 2017.

Shipley’s Kamran Mughal, representing the popular restaurant chain Aagrah, was presented with the Food Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Another well-known Bradford firm which was successful on the night was A Kahn Design, based in Canal Road.

The firm, which is popular among petrolheads for its lavish and stylish modification to luxury vehicles and supercars, was awarded the Best Marketed Business award, which was collected by Kahn Design’s Carl Williamson.

Proving popular among its local residents was Bierley Superstore and Post Office, based in Hambledon Avenue, which was named the Convenience Retailer of the Year, with Kiran Basra picking up the award.

The awards are held by Trusted Utility Consultants and Oceanic Consulting.

Irfan Younis, chief executive of Oceanic Consulting, said: “I’d like to congratulate all winners and finalists awarded at the English Asian Business Awards.

“The awards produced some memorable moments, and gave thanks to those hard-working and brilliant people who cement Asian culture and presence across all sectors of industry.”