Publican Awards 2015
The search is now on for the industry's best pub companies in the Publican Awards 2015. Entries are now being sought from pub companies large and small for the awards, which recognise the achievements of pubcos in the past year.
The extensive and rigorous judging process has established the awards as a coveted accolade among companies' management teams.
The Publican Awards 2015 celebrate the achievements of pub companies across 17 awards categories that reflect the broad range of products and services on offer within the British pub market. New categories for the 2015 awards include Responsible Retailer of the Year and Best Brewing Pub Company.
Whether you operate two, 50, 300 or 1,000 sites there is a category that will enable you to highlight the key strengths of your business.
Rob Willock, editor of the Publican's Morning Advertiser, said: "The Publican Awards are the ones everybody wants to win. They represent a vote of confidence, a stamp of approval and meaningful recognition for all the hard work and achievements of the past year.
"He added: "As the pub industry begins to enjoy the early fruits of the gradual economic recovery, there are some great stories to tell by those pubco teams who are outperforming their peers. We look forward to receiving their entries and wish them good luck in this year's awards."
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The awards are in association with Sky.
David Rey, managing director Sky Business, said: "We're thrilled to join the Publican's Morning Advertiser for the Publican Awards 2015. Throughout the year, we see some outstanding achievements from individuals and companies who are constantly finding new and innovative ways of driving footfall and creating the best possible customer experience.
The Publican Awards are a great opportunity to recognise these talented people and we look forward to celebrating another year of success in our industry." Being selected as a finalist or winning an award can help drive business, generate excellent PR and help attract new staff to your company.
Andrew Nelson, operations director, Nelson Hotels, winner of Best New Pub/Bar 2014, said: "The award has acted as excellent recognition of the hard work carried out by all at The Fishpool Inn. It has no doubt boosted team morale and even our regulars and the local community have been filled with a sense of pride that their local pub has been recognised on a national scale. The judging process is rigorous and meticulous making our success the ultimate achievement. The Publican Awards are professionally run, genuine and most definitely worth the effort of entering."
Another winner, Tom Davies, Brakspear chief executive, winner of this year's Best Tenanted and Leased Pub Company (up to 200 sites) said: " We were delighted to win the Best Tenanted & Leased Pub Company title. It has enhanced Brakspear's credentials within the industry, strengthened our appeal to prospective new tenants and boosted morale internally. The entry process took time and effort, but that made the achievement all the more rewarding."
Gillian McLaren, head of marketing at Young's said: 'We were thrilled to win Best Managed Pub Company (51+ sites) and Best Food Offer (51+ sites) last year. To receive industry recognition from a leading publication such as the PMA is a real boost to the company across the board - from pub staff to head office. For anyone serious about what they're doing and confident that they're doing it well, entering the Publican Awards is a no brainer."
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