Best Bar None calls for entries to annual awards

By Michelle Perrett

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Entries accepted: Best Bar None awards up for grabs
Entries accepted: Best Bar None awards up for grabs

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Best Bar None (BBN), the responsible drinking scheme backed by the Home Office and police, is calling for entries to its annual awards.

The initiative, which is active across 70 towns and cities, has three awards up for grabs.

BBN was designed to improve standards within licensed premises through partnerships between the licensed trade, the police and local authorities.

There is prize money of £5,000 for the winners who demonstrate the positive impact BBN has had within the local area. 

The competition is open to all current schemes, and judges are looking for detailed evidence validating the benefits to the community. 

“The evidence from schemes around the country is of reduced A&E admissions, falling petty crime and improved public safety,” said BBN national co-ordinator Mick McDonnell.  

“Our awards programme seeks to identify those who are leading the field in outstanding partnership performance and where a positive difference is being made within communities. 

The closing deadline for applications is 11 November. All entries will then be evaluated for shortlisting, which takes place throughout December. All finalists will be contacted to attend the winners’ reception at the the House of Lords on 5 February 2017.  

The three national awards are:

Best Overall Scheme: ​This award will be presented to the scheme that the judges feel has had the biggest positive impact on the local area. The winner will receive a cash prize of £3,000 to be reinvested into the scheme.

Best New Scheme: ​This award will be presented to a scheme that has been up and running less than 15 months and that the judges feel has embraced the ethos of BBN. The winner will receive a cash prize of £1,000.

Most Innovative Award​: This will be presented to the scheme that the judges feel have presented an idea or a process that has made a significant difference in their area or to BBN at a national level. The winner will receive a cash prize of £1,000.

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