In the third event of its kind held this year across the UK, each Punch Development Manager and New Business Manager in the Midlands and North West Region nominated a Publican deserving of Special Recognition, and then their overall Area Winner.
The event, held at Pesto in Widnes, saw all of the Punch Publicans personally recognised in a speech by their Punch Development Manager, citing their achievements and success during the last twelve months and why they had achieved the accolade.
In the finale of the night, the overall winner for the whole of the Region was named as Pauline Stephenson of the Deyesbrook, Liverpool.
Punch Regional Operations Director Paul Linton commented: “These awards are our opportunity to show our appreciation for the hard work and dedication shown by our Publicans, and it was a fantastic night for all of us. It was such a difficult decision to pick an overall winner as a high level of skill, enthusiasm and dedication to great hospitality was on display in every business, but Pauline is a worthy winner.”
The full list of winners is as follows:
|Deysbrook||Liverpool||Pauline Stephenson||Area Winner and Overall Regional Winner|
|Hightown Hotel||Liverpool||Geoff Miller||Special Recognition|
|Pont Y Pair||Betws-y-coed||Steve & Linda||Special Recognition|
|White Lion Hotel||Machynlleth||Michelle & Alan||Area Winner|
|Old Swan||Dudley||Tim Newey||Special Recognition|
|Sun On The Hill||Birmingham||Andy Twigg||Area Winner|
|Albion||Broseley||Gavin and Leanne Humphreyson||New Business Area Winner|
|Ferry||Wallasey||Christina and Andy Powell||New Business, Special Recognition|
|Hop Pole||Crewe||Russell & Jackie||Special Recognition|
|Oddfellows Arms||Northwich||Rod Clansey||Area Winner|
|Nags Head||Shrewsbury||Russell Preece||Special Recognition|
|Woodman||Wolverhampton||Julie Carey||Area Winner|
|Three Horseshoes||Tamworth||Barbara Baldwin||Special Recognition|
|Horns Inn||Rugeley||Steve & Marie Barnes||Area Winner|
|Grosvenor Arms||Chester||Pat Wild||Special Recognition|
|Hazel Pear||Northwich||Steve and Marie Barnes||Area Winner|