Entries now open for the Publican Awards 2016

By Emily Sutherland

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The awards have moved to exciting new venue Battersea Evolution
The awards have moved to exciting new venue Battersea Evolution

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The hunt for the industry’s brightest and best pub companies is under way, as applications for the 2016 Publican Awards are now open.

The awards highlight the pub companies who have gone above to deliver excellence.

To mark the event’s 25th​ anniversary, the awards will be moving to an exciting new venue, Battersea Evolution.

Previous winners include Brewdog, Star Pubs and Bars, the New World Trading Company, the Seafood Pub Company and Oakman Inns.

Speaking at the Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s​ MA300 event earlier this month, Oakmann Inns CEO and founder Peter Borg-Neal stressed the benefits entering awards can have for businesses. Borg-Neal, who has won an impressive three awards, is now on a mission to get Best Food Offer. He said: “Entering awards provides a morale boost for team members and proves to them that they’re working for the right company.

It also acts as free consulting for your business. The process of having someone come in and look around your business forces you to look and what is and isn’t working. Even you if you don’t end up winning on the night, it lifts the quality of your business.”

Categories include:

  • Best Accommodation Operator
  • Best Community Pub Operator
  • Best Drinks Offer (2-50 sites)
  • Best Food Offer (51+ Sites)
  • Best Late Night Operator
  • Best Manged Pub Company (2-50 sites)
  • Best Managed Pub Company (51+ sites)
  • Best Brewing Pub Company
  • Best New Bar/Pub Site
  • Best Operations Team
  • Best Pub Brand/Concept
  • Best Operations Team
  • Best Pub Employer
  • Best Tenanted /Leased Pub Company (201+ sites)
  • Best Tenanted/ Leased Pub Company (up to 200 sites)
  • Responsible Retailer of the Year

Entries will be open until Friday 6 November. To enter and download an entry form, visit​ or call Rachael Cannon on 1293610396, or email

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