Our Licensee of the Year Award (LOYA) is the most prestigious award for an individual or partnership of licensees in our industry, and this year we're coming back bigger than ever! Nominations are now open so submit your amazing pub and become our 2024 LOYA Winner. The Licensee of the Year Award looks holistically at you as the leaders of your business, but also at the impact your pub has in your community and beyond. 

Entering LOYA can give you:

- Industry wide recognition
- Invaluable business insights and advice
- Showcase your business to a wider audience
- Meeting like-minded, inspirational operators

Think you can be the next Licensee of the Year? Enter here.



Want to enter LOYA? Here's our advice on how to make your entry the best it can be. Click the image to unlock all our LOYA tips and tricks.

Watch our webinar and hear from our previous winners and finalists on their experience with LOYA and why you should enter, hosted by BII's Hannah Solomons.

Check out our highlights reels from our Licensee of the Year Award Competition 2023. Click the image above.

We announce our LOYA winner at our annual Summer Event, our biggest event celebrating the hospitality industry. Click the image to find out more.



Meet our 2023 Licensee of the Year Award Winners!

Joe Buckley and Flo Pearce took home the award with their stunning country pub The Tollemache Arms.

“It’s not just ideas from the awards process, but also the advice we’ve received from all the motivational people we have met and made friends with along the way – especially the multiple operators."

Read more about our LOYA 2023 Winners here.


Nick & Amanda Hemming
LOYA 22 Winners

"It has been a huge eye-opener for us. It makes you assess your business. It’s easy to become blinkered, when you’re working in your pub all of the time. I feel the judging process really delved deep into our souls."

Jason & Chris Black
LOYA 21 Winners

"It has been a rollercoaster of emotions getting through to the finals, with each stage of the competition giving us an opportunity to reflect upon our business and everything that we have achieved."

David Hage & Mark Osborne
LOYA 19 Winners

"Winning this gives us some great marketing opportunities. It cements in our minds that what we've developed as a business and have got as a team is something really good and very special."