Let’s be honest, Bradford’s image is not as good as it should be. But if you think the city really is full of back-to-back housing and dwindling industry yet devoid of opportunity, think again.
Thanks to a high proportion of families, Bradford is now the UK’s ‘youngest city’ – and one of its most dynamic too. Bradford was recently named by Barclays, no less, as the best place in the UK to start a high-growth business, and earlier this year online property portal Zoopla 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!