Monthly Archives: November 2017

Siobhan Payne is the Festival Director of London Cocktail Week, which is the largest cocktail event of its kind in the world, now in its 9th year. She started her career in PR for some major drinks brands, before going on to joining London Cocktail Week founder Hannah Sharman-Cox in 2011 and building the festival […]

Tracy has broad experience in marketing, communications, public relations, sponsorship and event management. She has spent the last 13 years working in the entertainment and sports media industry as the Director of Marketing for Sky TV’s B2B division. Tracy’s career has taken her around the world, beginning at Disney in Paris before moving to Zurich […]

Phil has been a judge for the Publican Awards since 1998, having begun working as a journalist writing about, and for, the pub industry in 1984 when he joined the Morning Advertiser – then a daily newspaper. Born in East London, the grandson of a pub tenant, he is now based in Brighton, from where, […]

Paul Hegarty is Honorary Secretary to the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group.  He has worked in the industry for thirty years having joined Bass Brewers as a research scientist in 1986. He held various technical roles before moving into communication when the company was acquired by Coors in 2002 and was responsible for managing the […]

Nigel Huddleston is a freelance journalist and consultant. He has been writing about the drinks industry and licensed trade for 30 years and has edited numerous business magazines covering the pub, club and off-trade sectors. He is a former winner of the British Guild of Beer Writers Award for best writing about beer and pubs […]

For 35 years Nick Bish has worked for, contributed to and championed companies that operate pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants. After senior roles with Imperial Taverns and HH Finch in London he was originator and Chief Exec of the ALMR where he gained a matchless insight to the evolving industry – the new brands and […]

Starting out on local luxury lifestyle magazines and websites gave Morning Advertiser Food and Drink Editor Nicholas Robinson his first insight into the finer things of life. Whether it was fine dining, fancy cocktails, art or music, Nicholas experienced some of the best the UK had to offer. Early on in his career, Nicholas freelanced for design […]

Neil has been involved in the property market since 1982 and joined Christie & Co in 1994. During this time he has developed an unrivalled experience in the pub, restaurant, leisure & development sectors. As well as overseeing the national licensed retail team, he also heads up a specialist corporate team which focuses on significant […]

Mike Clist became Chief Executive Officer for the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) in April 2016. The BII is the leading professional body representing individuals working across the licensed hospitality industry. Mike has over 38 years’ experience in the pub industry the majority of which has been spent in the Tenanted and Leased sectors. Before […]

Michelle Perrett is a freelance journalist and editor with 18-years experience writing about the pub trade. The award-winning journalist has worked on a number of leading business-to-business titles and websites, heading up the news teams on the Morning Advertiser and The Publican. Former judging experience includes the Publican Awards, the Publican Food Awards, Campaign for […]