Enter the Publican Awards 2018

Entries are made through a self-nomination process. The awards have 17 categories open for entry, so whether you operate 2, 50, 300 or 1,000 sites there is an award category which will enable you to highlight the key strengths of your business.

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Please note all information submitted will be treated with the strictest confidence and is used for judging purposes only. If you have any questions when completing your entry, please contact Rachel Ward on 01293 610394 or email publicanawards@wrbm.com

ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENSION: Friday 24th November

Shortlisted judging fee: To support this comprehensive and time-consuming judging process, shortlisted companies will be asked to contribute £495 + VAT towards the judging costs.

This fee includes access to mystery site visit reports, tenant track research highlights and HQ and panel interview judging feedback following the announcement of winners in March 2018. It also includes two finalist places at the judging day drinks reception and networking evening in February in London and two places at the Publican Awards ceremony.

Tuesday 14th March, Battersea Evolution

Award Categories

  • Best Accommodation Operator – This award will be presented to a pub company that has focused on offering accommodation as a key part of their business. Accommodation will play a significant part in contributing to the company’s profits and helping drive trade.
  • Best Brewing Pub Company – This award recognises companies who operate both a successful brewery and a managed or tenanted/leased pub estate or both. The company will have between 2 and 150 pub sites.
  • Best Community Pub Operator – The winning company will have a successful pub estate of community focused pubs – community focused meaning trade predominantly targets local rather than destination customers.
  • Best Late Night Operator – This award will be presented to the late night pub/bar/club operator that demonstrates sales growth; excellent business innovation, drinks retail excellence and strong entertainment and marketing ideas. The award is open to companies whose trading hours operate past midnight.
  • Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company (Up to 500 sites) – This award will be presented to a highly successful tenanted or leased retail estate with up to 500 sites.
  • Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company (501+ sites) – This award will be presented to a highly successful tenanted or leased retail estate with over 501 sites.
  • Best Managed Pub Company (2 to 50 sites) – This award will be presented to a highly successful managed retail estate with between 2 and 50 sites, which has shown strong innovation and business performance in the past year.
  • Best Managed Pub Company (51+ sites) – This award will be presented to a highly successful managed retail estate, which has shown strong innovation and business performance in the past year.
  • Best Pub Employer (Up to 500 Employees) – This award will be presented to the pub company that provides an excellent working environment for employees including comprehensive training, strong staff motivation and benefits and a meaningful career path/ development structure for employees.
  • Best Pub Employer (501+ Employees) – This award will be presented to the pub company that provides an excellent working environment for employees including comprehensive training, strong staff motivation and benefits and a meaningful career path/ development structure for employees.
  • Best Pub Operations Team  – This award will be presented to the pub operations team that best demonstrates its effectiveness in innovation, leadership and business success.
  • Best Value Food Offer – This award will be presented to a pub company that delivers a successful value food offer across their estate, with food a key part of the company’s total sales. This award is open to companies which average food price for a two course meal (Starter/Dessert and Main) is under £12.50 per head.
  • Best Food Offer – This award will be presented to a pub company that delivers a successful mainstream food offer across their estate, with food a key part of the company’s total sales. This award is open to companies which average food price for a two course meal (Starter/Dessert and Main) is from £12.50 to £25 per head.
  • Best Premium Food Offer – This award will be presented to a pub company that delivers a successful premium food offer across their estate, with food a key part of the company’s total sales. This award is open to companies which average food price for a two course meal (Starter/Dessert and Main) is above £25 per head.
  • Best Pub Brand/Concept – This award will be presented to the best pub brand/concept. It may be your company’s only brand/concept or one of several brands within the company that demonstrates business success, clear strategies and strong focus on innovation and development.
  • Best New Pub/Bar – The winning pub site will have opened during the past 24 months. The site will either be a new-build pub or substantial re-development and entrants must demonstrate evidence of how effectively trade has been built at the site.
  • Best Drinks Offer – This award will be presented to a pub company that demonstrates drinks retail excellence, with drink sales a key part of the company’s total profits.

Terms & Conditions

Please read all terms and conditions of entry by clicking here