ALMR announces 2017 Operations Managers Awards finalists

04/09/2017 - 09:44
The 18 nominees for the Operations Managers awards 2017, drawn from casual dining, managed and franchised business operators, have been selected.

The shortlist contains managers from companies including JD Wetherspoon, Fullers, Mitchells & Butlers, TGI Friday and YO! Sushi.

To decide the winner, individuals are assessed on a day’s worth of routine business visits from the judges before they go to a masterclass of sessions from leading members of the industry.

After a day of interviews in front of the Judges and eight leading operators from the sector, the winners will be decided and announced at a stand-alone evening ceremony at the London’s Pullman Hotel on 6 November.

The finalists are as follows-

Adam Sykes, Fullers

Alan Campbell, Nicholson's Pubs, Mitchells & Butlers

Alan Kay, JD Wetherspoon

Dave Harrison, Deltic Group

Emma Deabill, Yo! Sush

David Jenkins, JD Wetherspoon

Leane Patching, New World Trading Co

Richard Bond, JD Wetherspoon

Samantha Smith, Living Ventures

Tim Sparrow, Be At One

Trevor Peach, TGI Friday

Billy Guthrie, Greene King

Craig Nevins, Star Pubs & Bars

Simon Thornton, Fullers

Phil McWilliam, Star Pubs & Bars

Salle Wroblewski, Ei Group Plc

Stephen Birkett, Admiral Taverns

Yvonne Fraser, Greene King.

Andrew Thompson, mentor judge and formerly operations director for Punch added: “It continues to impress all of the judges how today’s operations managers evolve to support and develop both managed and leased businesses.

“They have an ever-growing role within these businesses and the very best make a significant impact on each outlet within their area and are a credit to the companies they represent.”

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