Double win for Albert’s Schloss at Retailers’ Retailer Awards

By Nikkie Thatcher

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Celebration occasion: hospitality operators were honoured at the Retailers' Retailer Awards 2023
Celebration occasion: hospitality operators were honoured at the Retailers' Retailer Awards 2023

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Mission Mars concept Albert’s Schloss was named Best Concept and Best Experiential Concept at Retailers’ Retailer Awards.

The event, which is run by The Morning Advertiser​’s sister title MCA​, took place on Tuesday (14 March) at The Roundhouse, in London’s Chalk Farm.

Furthermore, Inception Group scooped Best Pub/Bar Company, which is also growing on multiple fronts with its Control Room B​ bar in Battersea Power Station labelled by its founders as a “career highlight”.

Best New Opening was awarded to BrewDog’s Waterloo​ venue – a 27,500sq ft, multi-levelled site, reported to be the biggest bar in the UK.

Exceptional quality

MCA ​editor Finn Scott-Delany said: “The exceptional quality of our winners are a great testament to the hard work, innovation and resilience of our hospitality sector.

“It has been an incredibly difficult past few years but the leading operators represented at these awards have demonstrated great strength of spirit in overcoming a multitude of challenges and continuing to put their customers first.”

Arc Inspirations managing director Anni Opong was presented with the Rising Star Award with the group’s CEO Martin Wolstencroft describing her as a “star in the making” from the very beginning and a fantastic role model for young women in the hospitality sector.

The 2023 winners in full:

Best Concept

Albert’s Shloss

Best New Opening

BrewDog Waterloo

Emerging Concept

Casa do Frango

Best Use of Technology


Deal of the Year

Hickory’s purchase by Greene King

Investor of the Year


International Brand of the Year

Big Mamma Group

Best Pub/Bar Company

Inception Group

Best Restaurant Company

JKS Restaurants

Best Experiential Concept

Albert’s Schloss

Best Omnichannel Brand


Retailers’ Retailer of the Year

Jane O’Riordan

Rising Star

Anni Opong, MD, Arc Inspirations

Sustainability Award


Lifetime Achievement Award

Jeremy King

The awards were sponsored by AlixPartners, Aspall Cider, Brakes, Chapman Ventilation, Greene King, Lumina Intelligence, Pernod Ricard UK, Red Bull, Uber Eats and Vita Mojo.

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