This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
NEWS & VIEWS SPICE BUSINES S


THE clock is ticking to the ninth annual British Curry Awards, which will take place on Monday 25th November at The Battersea Evolution in London. This year will be bigger and better than ever with a new theme promised and a spectacular show being developed by director and producer, Justine Ali. Details are being kept a secret but Justine says, “This year we are pulling out all the stops. It is something you will not want to miss.” Already lots of celebrities from the worlds of TV, music and fi lm have accepted an invitation to attend, and many MPs, including senior ministers and business leaders are lined up as well. There may also be a very special guest as the keynote speaker. Watch this space for making history of this year’s new theme for our event. Nominations are fl ooding in. While the BCA


team is still counting based on what has come in so far it looks like it will be another record for entries this year. Founder, Enam Ali, says, “There is a lot of interest in this year’s event. Nominations are at a high level and tickets are selling fast. If you want to make sure of a table for this year I would urge you to book soon to avoid disappointment.” Further information, including how to book a table, can be found on: www.britishcurryaward.co.uk n


Pub set to reopen as curry house


AN application has been submitted to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council asking to convert the historic Deane Gate Inn into a pub. A company called FMR, based in Winchester, has


asked to transform the former pub, which was originally a coaching house, and was mentioned by Jane Austen in her writings, by extending the building and creating a mezzanine extension.


The building has


fallen into disrepair largely due to a lack of planned maintenance and the age of the property which dates back to the 18th century. The applicant claims that because of the economic effects on the public house trade using the property purely for


this purpose would not be viable. The aim is to repair and extend the existing building to create a high-quality, Indian restaurant, retaining a public house facility for local residents and non-diners. The council is due to consider the application in the next few weeks. n


www.spicebusiness.co.uk 49


COUNTING DOWN TO BRITISH CURRY AWARDS 2013


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56