About the Awards

The 2017 BBPA Annual Dinner and Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of key individuals and organisations within our industry. Five awards will be presented during the evening, and we are now seeking nominations for four of these;

2017 Award Categories:

Off-trade retailer award
The BBPA’s off-trade retailer award seeks to reward a company which has shown exceptional support to the beer industry throughout its estate. The winner may be a large or small retail operation which has shown true dedication to supporting beer in an innovative and effective manner.
Beer Champion 2017
This award seeks to recognise companies that have successfully sought to promote, improve and celebrate beer as a category. The judges will consider the full range of deliverables which are worthy of being deemed a beer champion. We are looking for something that sets entrants apart from the pack in 2017. The winner will be the company which has used their resources most effectively to be a champion of beer.
Heart of the Community
This award is open to any member organisation of the BBPA who has run a programme or campaign over the course of 2016/17 for a charity or charities that benefits its local community. The award seeks to recognise a company which has demonstrated both a proven commitment to, and a real benefit to causes or projects within their local community. Local community means the population and area around its customer(s) base. For example customer base and catchment area of a pub; customer base of a brewery. Causes can be people or environment related; they can be fundraising as well as time and or skills donated projects.
Pub Champion 2017
This award seeks to recognise companies that have worked to secure pubs for future generations. Successful entrants will demonstrate actions in:

1. Investment in the future of the pub workforce, for example programmes that promote pub apprenticeships and/or building links with local educational establishments.

2. Examples of effective investment in pubs, whether that is in physical improvements to the pub estate or engagement in the social responsibility agenda.

3. Examples of innovative promotion of the pub as a social hub, which could also include creative use of a food offering.