We are at Finalist Stage of our Licensee of the Year Award!

Our Licensee of the Year Award (LOYA) is the most prestigious award for an individual or partnership of licensees in our industry.

Sponsored by Sky, the Licensee of the Year competition is widely regarded as the most rigorous and hard-fought award for individual licensee operators in the UK. 

This year, the entries and Semi-Finalists have been of a particularly high standard, making it even more difficult for our team of judges to make decisions that lead us onto the next stages of the award. 

Scroll down to meet our Finalists and their pubs.

Meet our Finalists!

Click on our Finalists' photos below to find out more about them and their fantastic pubs.

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Tom and James Bainbridge - The Tilbury - 2019 Finalists

"It was a rigorous process getting here, but that's a true test of how serious a competition it really is"

Michelle Frankgate - The Drayton Court Hotel - 2019 Finalist

"I was really looking forward to receiving the judges' feedback, it was an important opportunity to really learn from the process"

Danny and Tara Adams - The Greyhound - 2019 Finalists

"LOYA really enables you to put your business under a microscope... These awards are like the Oscars of our industry"


A huge thank you to the key sponsors of Licensee of the Year Award...

We are delighted that HGEM are once again sponsoring our Licensee of the Year Awards.

HGEM have made it their mission to empower hospitality companies with data-led insights into their operational efficiency and guest perceptions, which are key to being successful in such a competitive and rapidly changing market.

As part of the LOYA judging process, HGEM provide mystery guest visits and reports on each of our quarter finalists’ venues.

ELTA provides the full spectrum of accounting and taxation services for pubs and landlords covering the entire UK.

From very small pubs to multiple operators.  ELTA works closely with the leading pub companies and are able to assist new tenants in setting up and starting a pub business. 

Lisa Garside, Chief Business Officer will be on the panel of judges for this years Licensee of the Year Award and is looking forward to celebrating the industry and individuals at this years Winter Event.