The Glasgow University Union (GUU) has been announced as a finalist for the Diageo Award for Social Responsibility prize at the 2014 DRAM Scottish Licensed Trade Awards, which take place at The Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on Monday July 7th.
The Diageo Award for Social Responsibility seek to reward bars that have developed good relationships with local police, community safety partnerships, community groups, licensing boards and licensing forums to help minimise alcohol-related crime and disorder in the local area. The DRAM judges were looking for evidence of staff training, to the extent that they were confident and competent in addressing difficult situations. They were also on the look out for pubs that went the extra mile in promoting responsible drinking.
Founded in 1885, the GUU has long stood as a venue for the students of the University of Glasgow to socialise in a safe and socially responsible environment. The Board of Management is comprised of 17 student and 7 former student members who work with an appointed General Manager to ensure that the Union is operated in as efficiently and responsibly as possible.
The awards, dubbed the licensed trade ‘Oscars,’ are organised by licensed trade magazine, DRAM. Now in their 19th year, they are the longest-established awards of their kind in Scotland, recognising excellence in Scotland’s bar, restaurant and hospitality industries.