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.

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

This year, BII's National Innovation in Training Awards ceremony is being held in April 2022, and will be the perfect way to celebrate the dedication that has been shown as our industry recovers, recruits, retrains and rebuilds their teams.

 

Leased and Tenanted Companies: Under 200 Outlets

Last date for entry form submission: 

Friday 25th February 2022

Open to any company with a Leased and Tenanted division (with less than 200 outlets or venues).

Leased and Tenanted Companies: Over 200 outlets

Last date for entry form submission: 

Friday 25th February 2022

Open to any company with a Leased and Tenanted division (with more than 200 outlets or venues). 

Managed Companies: Under 50 Outlets

Last date for entry form submission: 

Friday 25th February 2022

Open to any companies with under 50 managed sites.

This can include training programmes for pubs with partnership agreements, for instance, turnover based agreements.

Managed Companies: Over 50 Outlets

Last date for entry form submission: 

Friday 25th February 2022

Open to any companies with over 50 managed sites.

This can include training programmes for pubs with partnership agreements, for instance, turnover based agreements.

Hospitality Apprentice of the Year

Last date for entry form submission: 

Friday 25th February 2022

Apprentices can enter themselves, but can also be entered for this award by any trainers or operators who want to celebrate excellence.

Staff Wellbeing Award

Last date for entry form submission: 

Friday 25th February 2022

Open to any companies, trainers or individuals who have taken steps to recognise the need to ensure staff are taken care of.

Best Training Programme: Individual Operator

Last date for entry form submission: 

Friday 25th February 2022

This award is for individual site operators who have a hands on approach to training their staff.

Training Professional of the Year

Last date for entry form submission: 

Friday 25th February 2022

Open to any licensed trade trainer, whether internally or in a company, as a consultant or as a trainer with a training provider.

HR Manager of the Year

Last date for entry form submission: 

Friday 25th February 2022

This award recognises the person leading the HR function who can show that they have made a transformative impact on working lives.

Best Training Programme: Apprenticeship

Last date for entry form submission: 

Friday 25th February 2022

Open to any company or individual site offering an apprenticeship programme as part of their recruitment and retention strategy.

Franca Knowles Live Your Life Award

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.