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They were not disappointed, as they were treated to a spectacular show. produced and directed by Justine Ali and hosted by the TV comedian Justin Lee Collins. Performances from dance acts and well- known singer, xxxx interspersed the pre- sentations of the famous awards.


Guest of honour this year was the Rt. Hon Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, who praised the nation’s top curry restau- rants and promised to support the spice industry in going from strength to strength. He paid tribute to the contribution that the spice industry makes to both the national economy and the local community.


In his speech, Mr Pickles said: “Curry has a huge place in our national affections. The tikka masala is more British than fish and chips and curry is big business as well as a great meal. The entrepreneurial spirit shown by those present is a real inspiration. The growth in the spice indus- try over recent years is a modern day suc- cess story and is testament to the hard work of those running these restaurants - as well as their cooking.” Reflecting on the Prime Minister’s visit to India earlier this year, Mr Pickles stressed the importance of building up strong economic and cultural links with the sub- continent. Closer to home, he promised to work constructively with the curry industry on all the relevant issues - from skills and small business rate relief to bin collections. Other political leaders sent in messages of support. There were special letters from Nick Clegg and Ed Milliband, and one from the Prime Minister, David Cameron, last year’s guest of honour. In his message the Prime Minister said there was “some-


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