Nominations now open!

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

A rigorous selection process gives entrants the opportunity to assess their business at every turn, with mystery diner visits, a spotlight on all areas including marketing, sustainability, training & development and community.

In 2021, the role these businesses have played in their communities and the way they have supported their teams, will be at the heart of our selection process.

Could you be our next Licensee of the Year?

Click the links below to nominate yourself or someone else and learn more about the full process.

Entry deadline 9th July 2021

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Learn more from previous winners and finalists!

David Hage and Mark Osborne - The Railway - 2019 Winners

"Winning gave us a great way to encourage other Midlands pubs to get involved and think 'we can do that' too"

Alex and Tanya Williams - The Polgooth Inn - 2018 Winners

"Winning LOYA helped us take the pub forward and really stand out from the crowd"

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"

Samantha Robinson - The Queen's Head Hotel - 2019 Finalist

"It's a great accolade for me personally - to have been committed to the industry for 30 years and receive industry recognition, it's massive"

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"

Vicky and Gavin Hunt - The Fox - 2019 Finalist

"It has meant a lot to get to know people who have had the same experiences & lifestyles we do. It's often easy to believe you're the only one"