Our Licensee of the Year Award is back for 2022!

Being the most prestigious award for an individual or partnership of licensees in our industry, we are excited to be hosting these awards again.

Sponsored by Sky, the Licensee of the Year Award is widely regarded as the most rigorous and hard-fought award for individual licensee operators in the UK.  Last year, the entries throughout the process were of a particularly high standard, and so we look forward to meeting more skilled and dedicated operators this year. 

This year's Licensee of the Year will be crowned at our Summer Event on 21st June 2022.

Meet our Semi Finalists

Get to know more about our 13 incredible Semi Finalists for LOYA 2022!

Amanda and Nick Hemmings
Heron Inn Malpas
Truro, TR1 1SL

Michael Pearson & Charlotte Salaman
The Wych Elm Kingston
Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6HT

Mark and Nicky Williamson
The West Arms
Dyffryn Ceiriog, LL20 7LD

Stuart Fox and Julian Crowley
The White Horse Dover
Dover, CT16 1QF

Mark Annear
Cott Inn
Devon, TQ9 6HE

Ruth and Andrew Seggie
The Howard Arms
Brampton, CA8 1NG

Henry Pearman
Ye Olde Horseshoe Belbroughton
Belbroughton, DY9 9ST

James Lyon Shaw and Jamie Dobbin
The Greene Oak
Windsor, SL4 5UW

Jane Jenkins
The Garthangharad
Llwyngwril, LL37 2UZ

Sam Hopkins
Dartmoor Halfway Inn
 Newton Abbott, TQ12 6JW

Joe Buckley & Flo Pearce
The Tollemache Arms 
Harrington, NN6 9NU

Rumit and Tosh Lakhani
White Horse Buckover
Wotton-Under-Edge, GL12 8DX

Michelle Proud
Falcon Pub Prudhoe
Prudhoe, NE42 5DN

Meet our LOYA 2021 Winners, Jason and Chris Black

The Pityme Inn, Wadebridge

"Winning has been a massive achievement for us, bearing in mind that we have only been licensees of our own business for three years. Receiving recognition from industry experts, especially during this time when the sector has been so hard hit, made it all the more intense. 

"Each stage of the competition has given us an opportunity to reflect upon our business and everything that we have achieved. We are absolutely committed to what we do. We see hospitality, especially pubs, as vitally important to all our communities, and this has never been more true than over these past couple of years."

Our Amazing Partners

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