A SALISBURY takeaway scooped a prestigious award at the 9th English Curry Awards.

Taking place in the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre Holiday Inn Hotel, staff at Saffron Indian Takeaway were delighted when it was announced they had won their first award in the Takeaway and Home Delivery of the Year South West category.

The night also saw the launch of 2020 English Curry Awards ‘Queens in Curry Kitchens’ campaign, held in association with Women in the Food Industry. The campaign encourages all curry houses across England to have at least one female member of staff by the 2020 awards.

The English Curry Awards 2019 are organised by Oceanic Consulting – the UK’s leading ethnic awards company. CEO Irfan Younis said: “Congratulations to all winners and finalists. The night produced some memorable moments and we’re delighted to have hosted such talented individuals. We’re really excited about the ‘Queens in Curry Kitchens’ 2020 campaign as it’s about time more South-Asian women put their amazing cooking and management skills to good use. We’re excited to see how the campaign progresses over the year.”

The awards celebrated the best in the curry industry. The awards saw curry houses across England recognised for their graft, dedication and hospitality. They honoured quality food and service across a variety of categories including Chef of the Year, The Best of Birmingham and Curry Entrepreneur of the Year.

The black tie event was hosted by DJ and radio presenter, Tommy Sandhu.

With 13 years of experience, Oceanic Consulting host annual award ceremonies in major English, Scottish and Irish cities. Campaigns include the Curry Awards, Asian Business, Asian Food, British Indian and Britain’s Asian Wedding Awards.