Published: 10 January 2023 by Paula Kioko, Marketing Assistant
Licensing and gambling law specialists Poppleston Allen is delighted to announce the continuation of its sponsorship agreement with the Publican Awards, the most prestigious award night on pub calendars.
Poppleston Allen is pleased to be the only licensing law firm to sponsor the 2023 Publican Awards amongst some of the biggest industry names; including Britvic Soft Drinks, Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, Coca-Cola Euro Pacific Partners, Heineken UK, Molson Coors Beverage Company, Moet Hennessy, Matthew Clark and Carisberg Marston’s Brewing Company.
The prestigious awards, now in their third decade, have seen the best businesses in the pub and bar sector shortlisted across 16 categories, ranging from best employer to the most sustainable business.
In 2022, the licensing firm was honoured to have sponsored both the awards and the Business Leader of the Year award which was won by Peter Borg-Neal of Oakman Group. This award is presented to a leader of a majorly successful business over the past 12 months.
Lisa Sharkey, managing partner at Poppleston Allen said: “It is a delight to be part of this years awards and amazing to se all the businesses shortlisted for all their great work and the individuals who strive to enhance the pub industry.
“This is a sector I am very proud to be a part of and it is right that we celebrate and showcase all that is good about this vibrant sector.”
Sponsorship plays a key role in Poppleston Allen’s marketing programme, as the Publican Award is in addition to the firm’s numerous sponsorships such as; the Institute of Licensing’s National Training Week, the Morning Advertiser’s licensing legal column, the Night Time Industries Association and the R200.
Poppleston Allen already has significant presence in the restaurant sector and acts for 8 of the 10 fastest growing restaurant brands in the UK, including wagamama, Bill’s, Zizzi, PizzaExpress, Five Guys, Cote, Ivy Collections, Pho, Yo!, Sticks n Sushi, Miller & Carter plus 100s of independents. In addition, they continue to have significant presence in the pub, nightclub and general leisure sectors; advising on over 8,000 licence applications a year.
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