New look for Ei Group national pub awards

05/01/2018 - 07:00
Ei Group, the British pub company formerly known as Enterprise Inns, has refreshed its in-house national award scheme.

The operator of 4,600 pubs in England and Wales says it has changed the awards "to recognise the outstanding publicans in its estate, those pubs at the heart of their local communities and operational excellence across the company.”

Yesterday (4 January) it began taking nominations for the Awards for Excellence, open to its publicans across the UK that are part of the Ei Publican partnerships Business Unit.

Paul Harbottle, group commercial director at Ei Group, said: “Our new awards programme is an opportunity for us to celebrate the most outstanding operators across our estate, learn from the best and inspire other publicans to further raise retail standards and business performance.

“We look forward to reviewing the entries and discovering more about the many fantastic pubs we have across the country, and celebrating with our publicans at the awards night next summer.”

The categories include-

  • Best Community Hub
  • Best Marketing Initiative
  • Best Food Offer
  • Best Sports Venue
  • Excellence in Cellar Standards
  • Best Joint Investment
  • Best Newcomer
  • Best Live Music Venue
  • Best Turnaround
  • Best Multiple Operator
  • Best Outdoor Area
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Ei Group Pub of the Year

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire on 10 July 2018.

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