2016 Winners revealed

ALMR announces winners of 2016 Operations Managers Awards

The winners of the 2016 ALMR Operations Managers Awards, the yearly search for the best and brightest in the pub, bar and casual dining sectors, have been announced at gala ceremony in London.

Paul Wishart from Greene King Pub Partners has been named Business Development Manager of the Year with Neil McKie of Stonegate Pubs taking the prize for Area Manager of the Year. Alix Horne from Punch Taverms was recognised by the judges and received a Highly Commended award.

The winners were announced at a standalone ceremony at the Hilton Kensington following an exhaustive mentoring process and a rigorous weekend-long Masterclass testing the finalists’ enthusiasm, dynamism and business acumen.

The judges were particularly impressed by the winners’ professionalism and passion for licensed retail.

Nick Bish, founder of the ALMR Operations Managers Awards said: “Each year the awards process seeks to uncover, acknowledge and celebrate those individuals at the cutting edge of licensed hospitality. These men and women are the driving force behind the dynamic and thriving pubs and bars across the country.

“Congratulations to Neil, Paul and Alix. Their enthusiasm and dedication has shone through and they are very worthy winners and a great asset to UK licensed hospitality.”

ALMR Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said: “The Ops Awards is one of the ALMR’s greatest assets and we are incredibly proud to be able to highlight the fantastic work being carried out by talented Operations Mangers throughout the country.”

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