A Bradford takeaway has been celebrated for making a difference to the lives of people in dire need.

Leeds Road Fisheries has offered meals to the homeless and vulnerable individuals for many years.

It has now won the title of Business Making a Difference at this year's Community Stars Awards.

The takeaway was described as “amazing” for the work it does.

Owner Tariq Masood said: “Firstly I’d like to thank everyone for voting, supporting  and nominating me.  

“It came as a shock to me when I was first told I had been nominated for a Business Award and then on the night when I won it was just a shock to me but it’s all thanks to the community out there that I received this award - it’s their award as much as mine.” 

He added: “Thank you for all your votes and recognizing what we do for our community  and we hope to carry on doing this as long as we can.

“Feeding homeless and vulnerable individuals is something we have been doing at Leeds Road  fisheries for many years.

“I feel it’s our moral duty to make sure that we find it in our hearts the need to feed people of our communities who for whatever reasons are struggling to feed themselves. We as an establishment will carry on with this evening feed as I feel it gives me an opportunity to give back into the society and community we live in.”

The person who nominated Leeds Road Fisheries said: “They are amazing, every night they feed the homeless before they close.” 

He said even if there was a long queue and the owner had to fry some extra food, no one was left hungry.

“They have a heart of gold doing that every night,” he said.

The Business Making a Difference category recognises businesses in the district that go above and beyond to support their communities.

The category was open to businesses which volunteer their time, donate money or goods, or share their skills with others - making a difference in the lives of their neighbours and making the district a better place to live, work, and play.

There were three finalists in the Business Making a Difference category - Leeds Road Fisheries, High Speed Training and Christeyns UK.

High Speed Training in Ilkley regularly donates money to local good causes, such as sponsorship of Sutton Juniors football team or Ilkley Pride, or charity week at Ilkley Grammar School. 

Christeyns UK, which has been based in Bradford since the mid 1800s, actively encourages all employees to get involved in charitable activities and community support.

The company helps and fundraises for local charities such as Sue Ryder Manorlands and One in a Million - Soapbox Challenge in Bradford. It supports BM Food Bank.

Community Stars Awards winners

You can find out about this year's winners by clicking each award category below.