FOURTEEN people from across the district have been chosen to act as ‘Bradford ambassadors’.

The cohort – which will serve for the next year – has been drawn from a variety of backgrounds, and members range in age from students to the retired.

Following an introductory session on October 5, the ambassadors will represent the district at a range of events.

The team will work with the Bishop of Bradford, the Right Rev Toby Howarth, and Bradford ambassadors from previous years.

Among those chosen is Raj Parmar, who said he was “truly honoured and humbled”.

“I absolutely love Bradford and look forward to promoting the opportunities that exist and working alongside the team to ensure the district is seen in a positive light – not just locally but on a national and international scale,” he said.

Bishop Toby welcomed the appointments.

He said: “I am delighted to see the enthusiasm that these people have for Bradford and look forward to getting to know them as we work together for the good of our district.”

Lord Mayor of Bradford, Keighley councillor Doreen Lee, said: “Former ‘Believing in Bradford’ volunteers have done a brilliant job promoting our district and I look forward to meeting the new members.”