Did you know that Bradford was recently named ‘the UK’s most improved city’? The accolade – bestowed by a study conducted by the accounting giant PWC and think-tank Demos, no less – undoubtedly surprised some, but it was certainly no shock to today’s Bradfordians.
Thanks to a high proportion of families, Bradford is now the UK’s ‘youngest city’ – and one of its most dynamic too. The city was recently named by Barclays as the best place in the UK to start a high-growth business, and online property portal Zoopla has also placed both Bingley and Ilkley, home to many of our staff, among the UK’s top 10 places to live and commute.
But don’t just take our word for it. Bradford and its stunning surrounds have inspired some of Britain’s best writers, playwrights, poets, architects, engineers, artists, thinkers, and medics too.
Famous names from the city – to name but a few – include David Hockney, JB Priestley, Jonny Bairstow, the Bronte sisters, Billie Whitelaw, Tasmin Archer, Harry Corbett, Delius, Dynamo, Lord Kamlesh Patel, Kimberley Walsh, Zayn Malik, the BBC’s Anita Rani and Naveeda Ikram – the first female Muslim mayor in the UK!