Omar Khan (businessman)
|Known for||Omar Khan's restaurant, Bradford Bulls|
Omar Khan's Restaurant
Omar Khan initially opened his Bradford restaurant in 1984 under the name Shah Jehan as owner and head chef, later moving to larger premises in the centre of Bradford and shifting to Omar Khan's to avoid name confusion. Over the years the restaurant has garnered a number of accolades including the Best in Britain Award in 1997, 98 and 99 award presented by the real curry restaurant guide. Omar Khan was also awarded the Hot Stuff Chef Of the Year 1994/95 by TAARO and Housing & Environmental Protection
On August 31, 2012 as the sole director of OK Bulls Limited and with the support of Labour MP and former sports minister Gerry Sutcliffe purchased the Rugby League club. Joint administrator Brendan Guilfoyle announced the sale stating, "My main duty as administrator is to get the best return for creditors - and this was the best deal on the table. Omar Khan has also passed the Rugby Football League's test as being a 'fit and proper person' to run a rugby club as well as being a passionate fan of the Bulls."
Community and philianthropic work
Omar Khan is engaged in a number of ventures aimed at benefiting the community in Bradford such as OK In The Community which helps provide housing, independent living and support services to people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health issues and the OK Academy, which provides training for unemployed and disadvantaged youngsters