Category Archives: Judges

Fraser has advised on acquisitions, disposals and refinancings involving over 30,000 pubs in the UK (over 75 transactions) since first becoming involved in the sector in 1999.  In the last 12 months this has included: –          Sale of Admiral Taverns to Proprium and C&C –          Sale of Hawthorn to NewRiver –          Sale of Novus’ late […]

Group Head of Inspirational Business and Sky Ocean Rescue, Sky Fiona joined Sky in 2005 and leads the Group’s work on the environment (from reducing the company’s impact on the environment to ensuring its product and services are sustainable), child safety, access services and responsible sourcing. Alongside this, she was responsible for Sky Rainforest Rescue, […]

Ed is the editor of the Morning Advertiser, having taken the reins in 2015. Prior to that he’s been a journalist for more than 20 years, starting off as a crime reporter and working his way to the dizzy heights of covering the pub sector (he knows which one he prefers), he’s spent a fair […]

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 […]

Jo Bruce, freelance business journalist and PR consultant Jo is an expert on the pub and foodservice markets, following 12 years as pub food editor on the Morning Advertiser, including three as managing editor. In addition to her writing and editing role on the title, she helped deliver leading industry events including the Publican Awards, Top 50 Gastropub Awards, PubChef Food […]

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 […]

Ask anyone at MatchPint what I’m like and they’ll say I’m like a tight head prop: keen to get involved, big bum, questionable chat. I love sport. Sometimes playing – tag rugby, table tennis, and darts. Always watching – rugby, football, Tour de France (ironic given I couldn’t ride a bike until 28 years old). […]