Our National Innovation in Training Awards showcase the individuals and businesses who put their people first, creating innovative training programmes and nurturing long term careers in the licensed trade.

This BII's National Innovation in Training Awards ceremony was held on April 28th 2022, and was the perfect way to celebrate the dedication that has been shown as our industry recovers, recruits, retrains and rebuilds their teams.

Year on year, we meet inspiring teams who support and champion their people through training programmes that support our thriving industry.

See the incredible winners of last year's awards below.

The NITAs will be launching for entries soon, with the Awards on 23rd November 2023 at the Tower Hotel, London!

Register your interest here!

See some snapshots from the evening below


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Franca Knowles Live Your Life Award

Anthony Pender

The winner of this award is nominated by a panel of past winners, chaired by Keith Knowles, who founded this award in memory of his late wife Franca.

It recognises an individual who has gone above and beyond to support the hospitality industry.

Paul Eeles



Jade Craig

Founder & Managing Director


Jamie Campbell

Director of Learning

CPL Learning

Paul Pavli

Managing Director

Paul Pavli Consultancy

Tim Etherington


Healthy Hospo | Lassou | Avallen

Craig Parsons

Apprenticeship Manager


Scott Hulme

Managing Director


Dawn Bowstead


Hospitality Jobs UK

Mark Holden

Company Director

Inn Cornwall

Katie Jenkins

Marketing Director


Kate Oppenheim

News Editor (BII)

Founder (KO Media)

Carolyn Jenkinson

Head of Charity Services

Licensed Trade Charity

Lee Woolley

Learning & Development Expert


Sarah Milward

Central Operations Manager

Greene King

Dwayne Lewis

Tim Martin


Sue Allen

Hospitality Trainer & Consultant


Vanessa Mulholland

Head of People & Recruitment

Red Lion Holdings LLP

Jackie Burn

HR Director

Punch Pubs & Co.

Jeremy Scorer

Learning & Development Expert

HIT Training

Amanda Foncette

Founder & Director

Enid HR Limited