Applications are open

Applications for the 2024 Bar Magazine Awards are officially open. You can be one of the first to apply and demonstrate your success to some of the most well-respected professionals within our industry.

Save the date! Only 8 months to go until hospitality’s newest, unique event; and more importantly, only 4 months left to get your applications in. The BMAs are here to reward the hard work, creativity and passion that make your venue thrive.

Our judging panel consists of experts within the hospitality industry, who are bringing a wealth of knowledge to the BMAs and helping us choose who most deserves recognition for their business triumphs. High-ranking members from Diageo, UKHospitality, The Drinks Trust, Licensed Trade Charity and Mercieca will be judging your applications.

Ross Carter is CEO at The Drinks Trust, who have been providing the industry with vital support and advice for well over a century. Ross told us: “I am delighted to be part of the judging panel of the newly launched Bar Magazine Awards, created to celebrate the successes of the on trade sector. Our industry have been experiencing hard times in the past years, so it’s great to come together and celebrate the community that makes this industry great.”

Also on our judging panel is Frankie Mercieca, Associate Director at Mercieca, an award-winning, integrated agency with a client roster that boasts some of the world’s leading Food & Drink brands. Frankie told us of the importance that hospitality plays in creating experiences for the public: “For many of us, experiences are becoming more meaningful than material things. Our vast, diverse hospitality industry, which is at the heart of these shared moments, has therefore never been so important. I can’t wait to see the creativity and passion of the individuals and venues that make truly great experiences what they are, and wish everyone the very best of luck.”



Applications are now open to anyone who works within hospitality. We can’t wait to hear all of your stories of success, and share them amongst our expert team of judges. You can apply for yourself or nominate a colleague/acquaintance. It couldn’t be easier to apply; follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Choose your category
    1. You are able to apply for multiple categories, just repeat these steps once the application is submitted
  3. Fill out the personal information form and click next
  4. Fill out and submit your application form – the more detail you can include, the greater chance you have of winning!

Frankie and Ross’ thoughts are echoed by the whole Bar Magazine team. We all wait, in excited anticipation, for your applications to start coming through. Our wonderful industry has so many untold, inspirational stories of success, so please help us in boasting about your amazing accomplishments by applying via 

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