Meet the Sponsors

Event Partner and Sponsor of Fashion Retailer of the Year

The Broadway Shopping Centre has quickly established itself as one of Yorkshire’s premier shopping and leisure destinations.

The Centre boasts more than 90 stores and eateries including prolific high street names like Debenhams, M&S, Superdry, Pizza Express as well as the new sociable cinema chain, The Light.

Located in the heart of Bradford, The Broadway links the historic Little Germany and Cathedral Quarter areas, and is easily accessible by car, bus, rail or on foot.

Sponsor of Bar or Restaurant of the Year

Bradford’s new Business Improvement District (BID) is now fully up and running and starting to deliver projects to meet its Business Plan.

Based at their offices on North Parade, the BID team are working on the four “Pillars of Success” – Clean, Safe, Alive and Promoted – which make up the Plan. Each pillar features carefully-defined projects, suggested by local businesses, aimed at ensuring the city centre is a more welcoming place for all who visit.

Bradford BID will operate for five years following a successful ballot in late 2018 when almost 80 per cent of the businesses who took part voted in favour of setting it up. BIDs operate by raising a small levy to pay for additional services to help boost the performance of business within the city centre.

Bradford’s budget will exceed £500,000, meaning £2.5 million will be invested in the city centre over the 5-year term.

Sponsor of New Retailer of the Year

Bradford is a pioneering, confident and connected place. It’s the sixth largest city authority in the UK and the youngest city in the UK, with more than a quarter of the population under the age of 18.

The local economy is worth £10.2 billion and the district has a fast growing, dynamic and entrepreneurial workforce. There are 32,500 self-employed people in the district and Bradford was named ‘best place in the UK to start a business’ in the Barclays SME Growth Factors Index.

Bradford Council’s leaders recognise that no one is as good as everyone. That’s why the Council works in close collaboration with partners across sectors, agencies and communities to maximise the impact of all of the district’s assets and resources on achieving and sustaining priority outcomes that benefit all those who live, work and do business in the Bradford District.

Sponsor of Retailer of the Year

The Kirkgate centre occupies a prominent position at the heart of Bradford’s City centre, benefiting from closely located occupiers such as Café Nero, Footlocker, McDonalds, Superdrug and Waterstones.

Attracting 15 million visitors per annum, Kirkgate is a key part of Bradford’s core retail market. The 3-storey shopping centre is anchored by a 110,000 sq. ft. Primark store, Argos, Boots and Sports Direct. Additionally Kirkgate is home to the renowned Kirkgate market and 661 car park spaces.

Sponsor of Manager of the Year

We are an intelligence-led security business. We know the best way to create safe and secure environments for our customers, is by combining the deep expertise of our people, whilst harnessing the power of our systems, and deploying the best technology.

Translating operational data into meaningful insights, gives our people the actionable intelligence to deliver effective security solutions, in the right place and at the right time.

Sponsor of Customer Service of the Year

At Meyer Bergman we understand how to curate the urban experience. We have hundreds of years of combined expertise in re-imagining the potential of people, brands, buildings and spaces.

Our portfolio of real estate projects across Europe which includes The Broadway Bradford and the U.S. showcase our track for identifying great opportunities and thinking outside the box to realise the vision.

With our passion for understanding people and mixed-use spaces, we lead the way in defining the urban landscape in some of the most prominent cities and exclusive locations in the world.

Sponsor of Hotel of the Year

Yorkshire Payments are a team of friendly, knowledgeable payment technology specialists proudly based in Brighouse, West Yorkshire.

We help businesses just like yours make the most of our increasingly cashless society, by providing cost effective card and contactless payment solutions that allow your customers and clients to pay in the way that’s most convenient to them.

Our EPOS (Electronic Point Of Sale) solutions also help you with the efficient running of your business, by providing information on everything from stock levels to the time your staff clock in and out – giving you the tools you need to make the most informed decisions.

We champion the thousands of small businesses across Yorkshire that use our solutions, and we’re also extremely proud that big names including Cannon Hall Farm, The Piece Hall and Bradford City Football Club rely on us to process their card payments.

Sponsors of Leisure Venue of the Year

Juice Media specialises in strategic thinking and creative implementation across events, marketing, public relations, media and digital content. It is a one-stop business offering a wide range of services with over 20 years’ industry experience. Working with smartest people with skills across the marketing mix to deliver integrated marketing and creative services to clients across diverse business sectors including corporate events, trade shows or festivals.

Lord Karan Bilimoria founded Cobra Beer in 1989 having realised that Britain deserved a better, smoother, less gassy lager.  Using the finest natural ingredients and a traditional Indian blend of barley malt and yeast, with maize, hops, and rice, he created an extra smooth and less gassy beer, quite unlike any other. Originally planned to be called Panther, the beer was ready to go, but the name wasn’t popular with customers and was changed to Cobra at the eleventh hour.

The Event Caterers

The Aagrah restaurant chain has provided event catering for 40 years. Providing inspiring Kashmiri cuisine and impeccable service, Aagrah offers a first-class service in every capacity, with great attention to detail for any size of event. They are able to host your event at any venue of your choice throughout the UK. Aagrah, which has restaurants across Yorkshire, including at Thornbury and Shipley, is one of the most well regarded restaurant chains in the UK.

It was most recently named Best Asian Restaurant Chain (North of England) at the Asian Curry Awards 2018, an award that was organised by the Asian Catering Federation. For enquiries about the restaurant or catering service, please call 01274 530880. Alternatively email

Menu Sponsor

Welcome to Napoleons Casino. For the best night out in Bradford, come along and visit the ‘friendly’ casino.

There is so much more going on at Napoleons than just a casino, we serve mouth-watering British food complimented by an exciting wine list in our fantastic 120-seater restaurant. With bars in the restaurant & on the gaming floor you can enjoy a drink while you decide what to do next.

Members celebrate your birthday with us and for parties of four people or more, the birthday girl or boy eats for free! We all know Napoleons Bradford is the perfect place for parties and celebrations, so simply dine with us in a party of four people or more to take advantage of this great offer. (T&C’s apply)