The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has opened entries for its annual Licensee of the Year award. The competition is open to managers, lessees, tenants and free traders.
Last year more than 200 entrants vied for top spot. A four-month judging process will culminate with the winner crowned at the BII Summer Event on Tuesday, 16 June. As well as the title, the winner will receive a year’s free Sky Sports pubs and clubs subscription for their venue.
Licensees can nominate themselves or be nominated by colleagues, customers or suppliers at www.bii.org. Entrants must have been operating their business for at least two years, hold a personal licence and have a food hygiene rating of four or five. The closing date for entries is Friday, 28 February.
BII chief operating officer Steven Alton said, “We are looking forward to once again welcoming the very best licensees to be put through their paces and recognising and celebrating the fantastic work they do.”
Last year’s winners were Mark Osborne and David Hage, of The Railway in the Nottinghamshire village of Lowdham.