Entries for this year’s LOYA competition are now closed!
We had an overwhelming response, having to extend the deadline by a week due to such a high number of nominations.
The judges have now picked our sixteen semi-finalists, who will be put through their paces by our judges in 1:1 interviews and a thorough pub visit. Click here for our latest LOYA press release.
The 2017 Licensee of the Year semi-finalists are as follows:
• Paul Wiscombe – The Anchor Inn, Bridport
• Nicola Storey – The Mustard Pot, Leeds
• Martin Barnes – Geroge and Dragon, Cheshire
• Mark and Clare Higgs – Castle at Edgehill, Edgehill
• Clive Price – Bletchingly Arms, Redhill
• Chantelle Tupman-John – Waggon Inn, Oldham
• Tim Tomlinson – Merchants 1688, Lancashire
• Jennifer Kuhn – The Windsor Fenchurch, London
• Mark Anderson – Ruddington Arms, Ruddington
• Ian Ridley – The Highlands, Uckfield
• Mark Thornhill – The Kings Head, Hursley
• Tania Irwin – The Princess Royal, Farnham
• Roland and Kay Keech – The Castle, Bedford
• Gavin and Carole Austin – George and Dragon, Arundel
• Hendrik and Julie Dutson – The White Horse, Banbury
• Sam Good – The West Bay Hotel, Bridport
Licensees can either register themselves or be nominated by a third party; this can be customers, colleagues, pub companies and breweries or even fellow operators. Nominations are very quick and easy to submit, and with the fantastic publicity, prestige, and prizes in store for the victor, it may be the best thing you ever decide to do!
All of the finalists will be awarded trophies at the BII Summer Event on the 13th June 2017, where the Winner will also be crowned.
Hear from some of our former semi-finalists and judges on what the competition meant to them, and why it's the industry's most prestigious award
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