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28/02/2013

BII Licensee of the Year Award

BII Licensee of the Year Award

Twelve licensees from across the UK have successfully completed the rigorous early rounds of assessment to progress to the semi-finals in the prestigious BII Licensee of the Year Award.

Mitchells & Butlers' general manager, Annie Power, from the Coal Hole, London is celebrating after fighting off tough competition to gain a place in the semi-finals of the national competition.

The semi-finalists will now be subject to a further round of analysis and examination and the judges will be looking to short-list those licensees who demonstrate genuine passion, outstanding drive and the highest level of professionalism. In the final round, the best of the best will be scrutinised in front of a panel of nine judges before the overall winner is selected and announced at the BII Annual Lunch on May 14 2013.

BII CEO Tim Hulme, said: "The BII Licensee of the Year Award is the ultimate accolade in the licensed trade. The award not only recognises their contribution to the industry but their personal qualities and attributes as well. Entrants face a particularly robust process and are required to demonstrate an on-going commitment to raising standards, innovation and an in-depth understanding of the industry. Importantly, all short-listed entrants benefit significantly from the mentoring they receive during the judging process.

"This year saw an exceptionally high standard of entrant and among the highest number of applicants since the award was launched 28 years ago. Over the years, the BII has proudly watched as many of the previous winners have excelled in their particular area of work and I expect this year to be no different".

For more information about the BII Licensee of the Year Award visit www.bii.org/loya.

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