The awards recognise good practice in efforts to reduce alcohol-related crime and disorder in local areas, and going the extra mile on behalf of a local pubwatch scheme.
The three winners were: Helen Chorley, left, of the White Hart in Kendal, Cumbria, and chair of Kendal Barwatch; Mark Tanner, chairman of Birmingham’s Broad Street pubwatch and manager of JD Wetherspoon pub the Figure of Eight; and Susan Clenshaw, secretary of March & District Pubwatch in Cambridgeshire.
The new Malcolm Eidmans award was given to David Colthup, police licensing intelligence officer for West Cheshire
NPW said earlier this year that it was to hand out the award to honour the memory of its founder Malcolm Eidmans, who passed away in November.
Baker said: “The NPW awards are an opportunity to celebrate good practice and recognise the efforts of individuals who are committed to making their clubs and pubs
a safe place for people to work and visit.
“This year’s winners showed a strong commitment to their local schemes and went the extra mile in promoting all the values that National Pubwatch stands for.”