The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has announced the six regional winners of its Licensee of the year award.
The award is one of the highest accolades in the industry and recognises the licensee that shows the highest levels of professionalism. The overall winner of the award will be announced at the Publican Awards, which are to be held in March at London's Meriden Grosvenor House.
The finalists include Clare Cutting and Tim Cutting of the Crumpled Horn in Upminster, Yvonne Atkins of Joott in Lichfield, Mr David Heyes and Gillian Heyes from The Garsdale Country Inn & Restaurant in Bury, Andrew Hardy from Fiesta Havana in the Isle of Man, Clive Mansell and Alison Carter from the Ship Inn in Winchester and Andrew Greenwood from The Westbourne in Bournemouth.
The judges have been looking for licensees with high standards, vision and the drive to continue to raise standards and promote potential recruits.
BII marketing manager Brigitte Rushmore said: "After a judging process, these licensees should be really proud to have reached the final stage of the competition and truly deserve to be in the last six."