The Publican Award deadline for initial entry is now closing on Friday 16 December to give hard pressed operators the chance to get their entries over the line in the busy festive period.
Ed Bedington, editor of The Morning Advertiser, which runs the awards, said: “We’re aware that this time of year is increasingly hectic for operators and want to give you all the chance to get your entries into these important awards. Plus everyone keeps asking me if we’re extending!"
He added: “These awards are the most prestigious in the sector and culminate in the industry’s stand out event at London Evolution in Battersea on 29 March 2022. To win an award at any time is a great thing to achieve, but with the pressures the sector is facing, to be able to stand out as an exceptional company has never been more important.
“Entering the awards also gives you the chance to test your mettle against the best in the business and give your own operation a good once over to ensure you’re firing on all cylinders.
“I’d urge everyone to get their entries in and we look forward to having the honour of judging our finalists down the line.”
Categories for entry
The awards are sponsored by Britvic Soft Drinks, Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Heineken UK and Molson Coors Beverage Company.
The categories for the Publican Awards 2023 are:
- Best Accommodation Operator
- Best Brewing Pub Company
- Best Community Pub Operator
- Best Drinks Offer
- Best Food Offer
- Best Late Night Operator
- Best Managed Pub Company (2-50 sites)
- Best Managed Pub Company (51+ sites)
- Best New Site
- Best Premium Food Offer
- Best Food Offer
- Best Pub Brand/Concept
- Best Pub Employer (2-50 sites)
- Best Pub Employer (up to 500 employees)
- Best Pub Employer (501+ employees)
- Best Pub Operations Team
- Best Sustainable Pub Company
- Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company (up to 500 sites)
- Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company (501+ sites)