Publican Awards 2015: previous winners' testimonies

By Jo Bruce

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Publican Award winners
Publican Award winners

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What do previous winners of the Publican Awards have to say about the impact of winning on their businesses?

Mike Clist, tenanted trade director at Fuller’s

Winner of Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company (200+ sites) 2014

“Winning the Publican Award was one of the highlights of my career. It’s lovely to have our achievements acknowledged by both our tenants and our peers and it helps to recognise the success of our existing lessees and recruit great new ones too.”

Sarah Brookfield-Brewis, marketing director at Individual Inns

Winner of Best Accommodation Operator 2014

 “Entering the Publican Awards was a great opportunity for us to review our progress and benchmark our successes against other high performing operators in the industry. “The award has been a fantastic springboard from which to shout about our lovely bedrooms and super friendly staff to a wider audience. The recognition is also a great boost to all of the Individual Inns team whose hard work and commitment made winning the award possible.”

Robin Couling, managing director of Bath Ales

Winner of Best Managed Pub Company 2014 (2 to 50 sites)

“Winning has been fundamental to further cement our position in the market as a quality brewer also operating a professional medium-sized retail estate and all the PR and goodwill that comes with winning such a prestigious award is fantastic.”

Tom Davies, Brakspear chief executive

Winner of Best Tenanted and Leased Pub Company (2 to 50 sites)

“We were delighted to win the Best Tenanted & Leased Pub Company title. It has enhanced Brakspear’s credentials within the industry, strengthened our appeal to prospective new tenants and boosted morale internally.  The entry process took time and effort, but that made the achievement all the more rewarding.”  

Andrew Nelson, operations director, Nelson Hotels

Winner of Best New Pub/Bar

“The award has acted as excellent recognition of the hard work carried out by all at The Fishpool Inn. It has no doubt boosted team morale and even our regulars and the local community have been filled with a sense of pride that their local pub has been recognised on a national scale. The judging process is rigorous and meticulous making our success the ultimate achievement. The Publican Awards are professionally run, genuine and most definitely worth the effort of entering.”

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