The Publican Awards 2013 March 14th, 2013
The Publican Awards, in association with Sky, have been held now for the past 6 years and within that time is has become the biggest event in the pub industry's calendar. The Awards celebrate the achievements of the leading pub companies across a range of categories that reflect the products and services on offer across the British Pub Estate; it's basically the pub equivalent of the Oscars.
CPL Training sponsored the event this year and they will continue to do so for the next two years. More than 1,100 people attended the 2013 ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London's Park Lane, which was hosted by comedian and TV star Rob Brydon. The Awards have previously been held by the likes of Jimmy Carr, Alan Car and Justin Lee Collins.
The Publican Awards recognises the achievements of the top pub companies across the 18 categories. A number of the winning and highly commended pubcos receive their training from CPL, including:
Everards: Won Best Tenanted & Leased Pub Company (under 200 sites)
Whiting & Hammond: Highly commended for Best Food Offer (2 - 50 sites)
Brains: Won Best Food Offer (51+ sites)
Brains: Won Best Managed Pub Company (51+ sites)
Anglian Country Inns: Won Best Food Offer (2 - 50 sites)
Admiral Taverns: Won Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company (200+ sites)
Marstons Inns & Taverns: Highly commended for Best Food Offer (51+ sites)
The Oast House, Manchester, part of the New World Pub Company: Won Best New Site
Beds & Bars: Won Best Pub Employer (2 - 50 sites)
Stonegate: Won Best Pub Employer (51+ sites)
Thwaites Inns of Character: Won Best Accommodation Operator
Daniel Davies, CEO of the CPL Training Group and one of the judges from the night, said: "The Publican Awards is always a great event to be a part of; it gives people the opportunity to network with key industry pubco figures and build invaluable relationships with them. It also gives people the chance to launch new brands and to become associated with a leading corporate event. Plus, it's always good fun and supplies great food and drink! I’m already looking forward to next year’s awards."
CPL would just like to say congratulations to everyone who was nominated at the Awards and good luck for 2014!