The Jeremy Allen Award will recognise excellence in training and staff development in the licensed trade.
Candidates must be nominated and will need to demonstrate an outstanding contribution to staff training and development, as well as being able to highlight at least one new innovation in training that they have personally devised and implemented. They will also need to share their future plans for staff development.
The winner of the award will receive in-depth mentoring to suit the requirements of their business.
Peter Thomas, chief executive of the BII, said: “I could not think of a more appropriate way for the BII, Poppleston Allen or the industry to honour Jeremy and his memory. This award is so apt because Jeremy was known for his dedication to others and his willingness to help, whether it was friends, colleagues, clients or serving the interests of the industry.
“These are the same qualities that we will seek in the search for licensees who lead the industry in training and staff development.”
Jonathan Smith, managing partner of Poppleston Allen, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people to nominate licensed premises operators who have shown commitment to staff development and training, something Jeremy was an ambassador of through and through.
“I urge people to nominate individuals who have gone over and above the norm in providing truly original training for their staff which has helped their business.”
Nominations are being accepted from today and the closing date is 31 January 2013. The prize will be awarded at the BII’s Annual Lunch on 14 May 2013. Full details can be found at www.bii.org/jallenaward