IN a city renowned for its entreprenurial spirit and business-minded people, who do you think of when it comes to one that benefits the community?

The Community Stars Awards are back for 2020 and judges are searching for the winner of the Business Making A Difference Award.

The annual event is designed to reward those across the district who strive to make a difference in their communities.

The award shines a spotlight on the district’s companies which go the extra mile to provide services to their community and help their customers and organisations in a range of ways.

In last year's awards, XPO Logistics for its work with Bradford Central Foodbank and the creation of a community allotment.

who provides transport and logistics for different businesses, has been nominated for its employees’ time with Bradford Central Foodbank.

Due to their warehousing expertise staff volunteered to help organise their warehouse, making it easier to pick food parcels.

They also picked food parcels and collected donations in the local supermarket.

Team members also volunteered to develop a community allotment to help make it a nicer place for the community to visit.

During the day they cleared the land of weeds, laid bark and painted the shed.

The nominee for XPO Logistics said: “They did a fantastic job, even making a memorial in memory of one of the founders of the allotment.”

It was in fact their nominee who used three words to describe their efforts: community focused, inclusive and good natured.

Entries are online only this year.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will not be a ceremony this year but winners will receive a sparkling, silver medal.

The finalists will be selected in November.

People can nominate someone for each of the nine award categories by visiting