Everards were crowned winners at the British Beer & Pub Association industry annual awards annual dinner on 9th October 2013, held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge. Everards won the Pub Champion 2013 category, and were up against Daniel Thwaites, Marston’s, Punch Taverns and Star Pubs & Bars.
The BBPA said: “The judges felt that Everards did something really special. It took on the challenge of not only reopening closed pubs, but also supporting emerging small brewers to develop and expand. It is a company dedicated to pubs far beyond its own brand and invests in pub people at every opportunity.”
The British Beer & Pub Association Industry Awards recognise company and individual contributions to the sector.
Simon Godson, Operations Director of Everards said: “We are really proud to have achieved such a great award, especially being up against such fantastic competition. The judge’s comments show us that we are having a positive impact on the industry and its development. Everards will continue to work hard to make sure pubs remain a national treasure for future generations.”
Other winners scooping prizes on the night included Frederic Robinson for the Beer Champion 2013 category, Carlsberg UK for the Heart of the Community 2013 category – and a special Chairman’s Award was given to a remarkable Government Minister, Sajid Javid MP, who has championed the sector with the first cut in beer duty since the 1950s.
The British Beer & Pub Association is the UK’s leading organisation representing the brewing and pub sector. Its members account for 96 per cent of the beer brewed in the UK and around half of Britain’s 50,000 pubs.