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Jeremy Allen Award 2019

Nominations Now Open!

We are delighted to announce that entries are now open for the Jeremy Allen Award, now in its 9th year, in partnership with the Institute of Licensing (IOL)

This award is a tribute to the life and professional career of Jeremy Allen, founding partner of Poppleston Allen, whose dedication to partnership working and best practice in licensing made him one of the most respected and popular figures in the industry. Jeremy sadly passed away shortly after becoming Chair of the Institute of Licensing.

This prestigious award is open to anyone working in licensing and related fields and seeks to recognise and award exceptional practitioners.  Crucially, entry to the award is by third party nomination, which in itself is a tribute to the nominee in that they have been put forward by colleagues in recognition and out of respect to their professionalism and achievements.


Nominations for the 2019 award are invited by 3rd parties no later than Sunday 1st September 2019. The criteria are outlined below and we very much look forward to receiving nominations from you. Please submit any nominations to info@instituteoflicensing.org along with your assessment of why your nominee would be a deserved winner of this award.

Award Criteria

The award is a tribute to excellence in licensing and will be allocated on the basis of practitioners who have made a notable difference by consistently going the extra mile. This might include:

a) Local authority practitioners in positively and consistently assisting applicants by going through their licence applications with them and offering pragmatic assistance / giving advice.

b) Practitioners instigating mediation between industry applicants, local authorities, responsible authorities and / or local residents to discuss areas of concern /to enhance mutual understanding between parties.

c) Practitioners instigating or contributing to local initiatives relevant to licensing and /or the night time economy. This could include for example local pubwatch groups, BIDS, Purple Flag initiatives etc.

d) Practitioners using licensing to make a difference.

e) Regulators providing guidance to local residents and / or licensees.

f) Practitioners involvement with national initiatives, engagement with Government departments /national bodies, policy forums etc.

g) Practitioners provision of local training / information sharing.

h) Private practitioners working with regulators to make a difference in licensing.

i) Responsible authorities taking a stepped approach to achieving compliance and working with industry practitioners to avoid the need for formal enforcement.

j) Regulators making regular informal visits to licensed premises to engage with industry operators, to provide information and advice in complying with legal licensing requirements.

k) Regulators undertaking work experience initiatives to gain a more in depth understanding of industry issues or industry undertaking work experience initiatives to gain a more in depth understanding of regulatory issues.

l) Practitioners embracing and developing training initiatives / qualifications.

m) Elected councillors promoting change within local authorities / industry areas. Showing a real interest and getting involved in the licensing world.

This annual award seeks to recognise individuals for whom licensing is a vocation rather than just a job. A tribute to Jeremy Allen’s approach.

Everyone nominated for consideration of this award should feel very proud that others have recognised their commitment and dedication

For further information contact Carl Weston, Head of Marketing and Business Development, on 0115 953 8500 or email c.weston@popall.co.uk

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