CONVENER @ BCA1960
May we begin by extending a very warm welcome to
everyone present here tonight for this gala dinner
event. We have gathered here to celebrate the talent
and success of our members in the curry industry.
It has been an extensively elongated troubling period
for so many of us. The two-year pandemic caused
many restaurants to shut their doors to their
customers, followed by the Ukrainian War which
caused a rise in energy costs and the cost of living,
thus negatively affecting our businesses even more.
As a result, customers have cut down on visiting
restaurants. Eating out has become the last luxury that
people can afford to indulge in.
The BCA is trying everything in their power to help our
members stay on top by negotiating with our trading
partners to get better deals and supplies. We’re
constantly striving to be innovative by reviewing new
technologies in order to reduce costs.
Tonight’s event will be a very special occasion, due to
an energetic and innovative team who have been
working behind the scenes with the challenge to
surpass our previous events. We are looking forward
to hearing some of the winners’ names of “THE CHEF
OF THE YEAR”; “RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR”; and
“TAKEAWAY OF THE YEAR”.
We will also recognise and honour some individuals
for their outstanding contributions to our community
Let us celebrate this occasion together both
supportively and collaboratively. We are grateful to all
of you for your attendance here today.
A huge thank you to all our sponsors for their
continued support and our wonderful BCA team who
are to make this award ceremony a great success.
The BCA is extremely saddened by the loss of Her
Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – the longest serving
monarch in the British History, as well as a symbol of
stability in an era of sweeping social and political
unrest. We emotionally reminisce her seven decades
on the throne with her outstanding personal qualities
that endeared her to people all over the world,
including the Commonwealth countries.
MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE. We wish every
success to KING CHARLES III and are confident that
he will continue his late mother’s legacy.