Sponsor Profiles


Supporting Best Community Pub
As the UK’s leading community pub group, it is only natural that Admiral Taverns once again partners the Great British Pub Awards and the Best Community Pub award. We are enormously proud of this association as we believe it is the single most important category at these awards – because great community pubs truly are the absolute foundation of this industry, and the heartbeat of countless communities across the country.

We understand the magic of what makes a true community pub great, and work hard to support our licensees in running such venues. We have an absolute focus and dedication in supporting our licensees to develop both their businesses and themselves. We take a bespoke approach to each pub and each individual – identifying the right support and training for each and every licensee.

We look forward to working with the Publican’s Morning Advertiser to shine a light on those pubs that are genuine beacons in their local community – that have made a real difference and serve as an inclusive hub that enrich local community life.

The process to find the Community Pub of the Year will of course identify great pubs, with supreme standards, friendly, fantastically-trained staff, with a great range of products and services – and possess all the other hallmarks of strong pub businesses. But the finalists, and eventual winner, of this category must be much more than this – pubs that are community centres run by passionate and talented licensees who make a genuine and telling contribution to the immediate world around them.

Let the search for the prestigious Community Pub of the Year begin! Good luck to all who enter and for more information about us call 0845 0708950


coca-cola-223Supporting Best Family Pub

In Great Britain Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) employs some 4,000 people across England, Scotland and Wales at manufacturing sites, offices and depots. In GB, CCEP makes, sells and delivers products including the following for The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC): Coca-Cola, diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Coca-Cola Life, Fanta, Sprite, Dr Pepper, glacéau vitaminwater, glacéau smartwater, Schweppes, Schweppes Abbey Well, Relentless and Oasis. CCEP in GB also makes, sells or delivers Monster, Appletiser and Capri-Sun. CCEP has the largest share of soft drinks in the on trade and its leading portfolio offers something for every consumer and occasion. Its broad range of products for the on-trade include the iconic Coca-Cola glass contour bottle, Schweppes mixers and the Appletiser range.
diageo-223Supporting Best Spirits Pub
Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of brands across the spirits category. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys and Tanqueray.

The Spirits Revolution campaign, brought to you by Diageo, was launched in April 2014 to help publicans and licensees maximise their spirit sales. The campaign shares advice, hints and tips to licensees and bar staff by focusing on three key areas; ‘Inspire’, ‘Sell’ and ‘Serve’. As part of the campaign, Diageo also offers information on its industry-leading face to face bartender training programme, ‘Diageo Bar Academy’, which provides accredited training to inspire bartenders and raise industry standard. The Diageo Bar Academy last year trained 5,400 bartenders and it plans to train a further 6,000t his year.

Diageo is proud to sponsor the Best Spirits Pub of the Year category at the Great British Pub Awards for the fourth time and wishes all the entrants the best of luck.

For more information visit www.spirits-revolution.com


ei-group-233Supporting Best Partnership Pub

Enterprise is once again delighted to be sponsoring the Great British Pub Awards which gives exceptional Publicans the recognition they deserve.

Our whole business is built around empowering entrepreneurial people to become great Publicans. From gastro pubs and cask ale specialists to sports venues and community pubs, the opportunities for them to enter the pub trade are endless. Through our award-winning training courses, deals and coaching, we enable them to make their pubs the thriving hubs of their communities.

Great Publicans are the key to the future of the British pub and these awards are a fantastic chance to showcase their business, their achievements and more importantly the brilliant job they and their staff are doing day in and day out.

If you are interested in becoming an award-winning Publican, please visit www.enterpriseinns.com to see what pubs are available and to register your interest. You can also view our Code of Practice which clearly describes the relationship you will have with Enterprise and outlines the training, support and deals you will receive as an Enterprise Publican.



heineken-223Supporting Best Food Pub

HEINEKEN, the UK’s leading beer and cider producer, boasts a richly diverse sponsorship portfolio that includes rugby’s Heineken Cup, UEFA Champions’ League football,the John Smith’s Grand National and the London 2012 Games.

HEINEKEN embraces a rich British history stretching back over 250 years which was built around some of the most famous names in brewing and cidermaking, including William Younger, Courage and HP Bulmer. Today, in addition to our six key brands – Foster’s, Strongbow, Heineken, John Smith’s, Kronenbourg 1664 and Bulmers- we offer a wide range of niche and speciality beers including Tiger, Amstel, Sol, Desperados, Dos Equis, Newcastle Brown Ale, Deuchars IPA, Jacques cider and Birra Moretti.

From national pub groups to independent regional free houses, our aim is to support our customers’ businesses with great brands and industry- leading service and to grow the beer and cider category through long term investment in brands that are admired by customers and drinkers alike.


punch-223Supporting Best Newcomer

“Punch Taverns is one of the UK’s largest leased and tenanted pub companies with a portfolio of over 3,500 pubs nationwide. These are operated by thousands of enterprising individuals – our partners – who are running their own pub businesses in our premises. Our vision is to be the highest quality, most trusted and best value pub partner in the UK.

The Punch Taverns business model is based on our aim to deliver the best standards of service to our Partners, working closely with them to earn their trust and to help them build quality pub businesses.

The Great British Pub Awards are a great opportunity to highlight the fantastic diverse businesses that make up an industry unique to the UK. We know that high quality, new entrants, with new ideas and innovation are the lifeblood of the future success and direction of pubs and we are proud to be sponsoring the Best Newcomer award.”

sky-logo-jpegSupporting Best Sports Pub
Sky entertains and excites tens of thousands of pubs and clubs, with the most comprehensive multichannel television service in the UK and Ireland, helping to deliver value and drive revenue for licensees.
At Sky, we continue to invest in the best entertainment and live sport, as well as providing our customers with the very best in products and services. We led the UK into the age of high definition television and launched Europe’s first 3DTV channel, Sky 3D. More recently, we acquired The Cloud, the largest public WiFi provider, with over 9,000 pubs on our network. The service delivers simple, fast, reliable and cost effective broadband to millions of Wi-Fi enabled smartphones, laptops and entertainment devices.
We offer our licensees support through branded POS, Preview and PreviewLIVE – our magazine and website for licensed Sky TV subscribers – helping to inform licensees about upcoming sporting fixtures and best practice on making the most out of sport.
As part of our bigger picture, Sky believes in making a wider contribution to the communities in which it operates, increasing participation in, and access to, the arts, grassroots sport and positive action on the environment.
Call Sky Business on 08448 244 244, where our dedicated team will be able to show you how Sky can help drive revenue for your business.