DRAM AWARDS 2013
The crème de la crème of the Scottish licensed trade will gather in Glasgow on Monday 24th June for the 2013 DRAM Scottish Licensed Trade Awards.
The pub industry’s equivalent of the Oscars will be handed out to bars and pubs from all over Scotland at the ceremony at Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel.
This year’s theme is the Queen’s Coronation.
See the awards categories here
Get your 2013 entry form here
See pictures of last year’s winners here
2012 AWARD TESTIMONIALS
Frank Murphy, owner of The Pot Still Glasgow -
“This was my first DRAM Awards and I thought it was great! The theme was really well executed and Susan looked great – very Grecian… The staff at Grand Central were excellent and dinner was really nice, although I could have taken more time over it! A big well done to the team at DRAM.”
Steven Rankin, Associate Director of Gordon and MacPhail -
“This years DRAM Awards were super, although it has been and gone so quickly! I loved that the Olympic theme (with bronze, silver and gold awards), gave recognition to not only the winners but also the runners up. As Susan said, with such a high number of entries, being awarded silver or bronze was still such a credible award. Lynn Kelly was not only very helpful, but was also a great table host as I loved meeting all of the new faces. Cat Harvey was very much the party girl and brought a certain amount of fun which is needed at an awards ceremony. Susan also did really well, not only with the awards, but also in her speech where I think she was so moving and really did justice to David Urquhart.”
Dennis McDermott, Customer Development Director, Matthew Clark -
“First of all I must say thank you for the kind hospitality shown at The Dram Awards last night. It was a great night and good fun table, there were plenty of faces from the distant past to catch up with also. Mykindest regards to Susan, Martin and the rest of your team.
Malcolm Simpson, MD SimpsInns -
“I really enjoyed the night and I was delighted to have won the award for success. I couldn’t stay too late because I had a meeting with the Queen the next day. So this has been one of the most eventful weeks of my life.”
Michael Robertson, GM The Grill Room at The Square -
“I thought the Olympic theme this year was very well thought out, it ran throughout the night without being over powering. It was a honour to be nominated for the Customer Service award let alone win and it is proof of all the hard work that goes on here, it is a real testament to the staff. We are all delighted.”
Catherine Hardy, Co Owner Leftbank/Bungo -
“Thank you so much to all the staff at DRAM. We were delighted to win the award for Gastro Pub of the Year. It came at the right time because we recruited our new head chef Gayle just 10 months ago. She has been a real asset to the team here.”
John Mustard, Operations Director Saltire Taverns -
“The DRAM Awards were amazing this year! I had an absolutely fantastic night. Can we do it again next week? The Olympic theme was great as everyone was a winner. It also wasn’t too overpowering, as sometimes themed ceremonies can take over the awards but I think that Susan had the balance just right. The food was fantastic and the awards were really well presented. It has been a few years since I have been, but I think the ballroom at the Grand Central Hotel is stunning, a great venue.”
Bob Taylor, Drinks Consultant, The Taylor Agency -
“We had a great table and had a great night! Cat Harvey was spot on.”
Paul Hislop, Co Owner, Sugar Cube -
“I really enjoyed the awards this year. Compared to previous year’s I really liked the venue, and loved the theme that ran throughout the night. I thought the stage looked great, and I loved that there was recognition for all 3 finalists. I was delighted to be nominated for two categories, and win Best use of Social Media. It is a real accomplishment, when we have only been open just over a year. Cat Harvey was really funny and everyone seemed to have a great time.”
Graham Suttle, owner The Finnieston -
“I had an absolute ball. The venue looked stunning. The food was great, and my beef was cooked very well. The DRAM awards are definitely a notch above any other awards ceremony I have ever been to. Sheboom were great, I though they were a really nice touch. We were also of course delighted to take home the Gold for Cocktail Bar of the Year and Silver for Best New Bar.”
Janet Hood, Janet Hood Consulting -
“The DRAM Awards were spectacular as always. It was the first time I was photographed with gods, but the true stars were all the finalists and winners who stood out as excellent examples for the Scottish Licensed Trade. It was a delight to be a part of it, and I loved the podium idea for Bronze, Silver and Gold. The food was excellent, and Susan as always made a glamorous hostess. I thought Cat Harvey was superb and by far the best host I have seen at the DRAM Awards.”