Business Growth Scheme in Bradford

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DSC_0281Amir ‘King’ Khan paid a special visit to Bradford last weekend as he was the guest of honour at the opening of My Lahore’s new look restaurant on Great Horton Road.

The welterweight champ was welcomed by fans and local businessmen as he paid a special visit to the city with his friends and family, including younger brother Haroon, who is an upcoming star himself.

The humble boxer was happy to pose for pictures with every person outside the restaurant and spoke to locals about things from Boxing to Bradford and everything in between.

My Lahore’s  site has doubled in size due to the expansions, which was partly funded by a £149,189 grant from Bradford Council’s City Centre Business Growth Scheme.

Asghar Ali, CEO of My Lahore, explained why the restaurant had decided to expand and how it would be beneficial for the local community.

“We’ve been in Bradford now for the past 12 years and when we got the opportunity to expand our Great Horton site through to next door it seemed the ideal move, especially with the council’s support.

“The response so far has been fantastic. We have increased seating size from 120 to 250 and also doubled the number of staff employed so it is also giving back to the local community.”

He added: “Amir [Khan] is a friend of the family and regularly visits so was more than happy to come down to the redeveloped site and also speak about his Amir Khan Foundation.”

The City Centre Growth Scheme is a £35 million initiative, jointly funded by Bradford Council and the Government's Regional Growth Fund.
Leader of Bradford Council, Cllr David Green, wished the company the best of luck for the future and looked forward to seeing the grant used in a positive way for the city.

He said: “This is a great example of how the City Centre Business Growth Scheme can give a step up to an already successful business to expand further and boost the local economy by creating jobs. I wish the Lahore Cafe Bar every success with their new larger premises.”

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