The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has opened nominations for its Operations Managers Awards, which identify and celebrate the best and brightest leaders in pubs, restaurants and bars.
Awards founder Nick Bish said: "We are very excited to be once again kicking off the process to recognise and celebrate the best in the sector. Operations managers are vital to the success of inventive and exciting companies, driving innovation and accomplishment across the UK.
"The Operations Managers Awards are exceptionally rigorous and unique within licensed hospitality. Every year we succeed in identifying talented and enthusiastic individuals who are driving the pub and restaurant sectors forward. We are very proud of the work they do and the awards' ability to reveal and celebrate such capable individuals."
Neil McKie of Stonegate, Area Manager of the Year in 2016, said: "It was a surprise but really gratifying to be recognised as a winner in these awards, which were really challenging, but I got a great deal of personal development out of the process, and especially from the fantastic MasterClass"
Nominations can be made online at www.almropsawards.org.uk, with downloadable entry papers to be submitted any time before 31 July.
Lynda Read, a former winner and now a mentor judge, said: "It is fantastic to be working with these talented and skilful people. As well as assessing their performance it's really rewarding to coach them in their successful careers".
This year the winners will be announced at a gala ceremony, the same evening of the finals judging in London on 7 November, before the winners take the plaudits of the entire sector when they are presented at the ALMR Christmas Lunch on 19 December at Old Billingsgate, London.
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