UK: At The Publican Awards, the group has been recognised as the top pub employer of up to 500 employees for a second consecutive year.
The awards, which celebrate the hallmark of pub quality in the sector, was held at Evolution London in Battersea Park, and hosted by comedian Rob Beckett.
Managing director of The Inn Collection Group, Sean Donkin, commented on the award: “It’s phenomenal to win what we truly believe is the most important award of the night for a second year running and that we’re continuing to punch above our weight as being the best pub company in the country to work for.”
“For us, it’s all about developing champions in our industry, across all areas of our pubs with rooms operations. We invest massively in recruiting, building our team and supporting people to build hospitality careers. Picking up this award for a second year on the run is an amazing achievement and a testament to each and every member of our The Inn Collection Group dream team.”
Speaking at the ceremony, Ed Bedington, editor of The Morning Advertiser, which organises the event, said: “Many congratulations to all our winners and finalists in this year’s competition. This is the 29th year we’ve run these awards and the competition is always intense, which is great to see. The standards within the companies that make up the shortlisted finalists are outstanding and it was a real pleasure to be part of the judging process.”
“The event is the leading awards in the sector and, as a result they’re not easy to win – it’s a robust judging process and companies have to work really hard to see success in the awards. I’d like to praise all our winners for doing such a fantastic job in a very tough battle.”
The Inn Collection Group, which has pubs with rooms in Northumberland, County Durham, Yorkshire and the Lake District, is building a new 40-bedroom inn at Seaburn in Sunderland.