Bars and clubs across the UK win in Late Night Awards


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Operators of bars and clubs across the UK have been recognised in this year’s Late Night Awards run by the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR).

The winners were announced at the ALMR’s second annual Dusk ‘til Dawn ceremony last night at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole in front of an audience of leading figures in the late-night sector.

The award for overall hospitality in the late-night arena went to The Viper Rooms in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, and in Sheffield (pictured), operated by Harewood Group.

The category for best drinks was won by the Be At One Group for the consistency of its extensive cocktail and drinks offering across 20 bars in London, Reading and Brighton.

The award for best food in the late-night market went to Living Ventures which has a broad portfolio mostly in the north-west, including Australasia, the Oast House and The Alchemist bars in Manchester.

Best entertainment was won by The Luminar Group which has been developing the entertainment and nights at its 53 venues across the UK, including the Pryzm and Liquid/Envy brands.

The award for best marketing went to Beds & Bars, which operates nine Belushi’s bars around the UK, from Newquay and Edinburgh to London.

The category for best service and team development was won by Stonegate Pub Company which employs over 12,000 people at more than 600 bars and pubs, including those branded as Missoula, Yates’s, Slug and Lettuce and Popworld.

Stonegate operations director Paul Wright said: “We are proud to be recognised for our service and development, which we implement across all of our Stonegate 614 venues.”

Paul is pictured far right below with ALMR chief executive Kate Nicholls, Liam Martin, manager of Salsa in London’s West End and Jamal Hirani, chief operating officer director at award sponsor Orderella.

Paul added: “Salsa collected the award on behalf of the company in recognition of the tremendous job that they have done in showcasing excellent service and development.”

Kate Nicholls, Liam Martin, manager of Salsa, Jamal Hirani Orderella, Paul Wright Stonegate

Updated September 19, 2015 with Stonegate comments and picture

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