Admiral Taverns is the UK’s leading community pub group. Headquartered in Chester, the Group operates a national estate of c.1000 predominantly wet-led community pubs sitting at the heart of their local communities and run by aspiring and passionate licensees.
Admiral’s unique operational approach has earnt industry recognition with the Group awarded Best Leased and Tenanted Pub Company in 2019, 2016 and 2013 and ranked highly commended as Best Community Pub Operator in 2017. The Group has also been consistently highly rated by licensees in the industry’s independent annual Tenant Track survey, exceeding the scores of all its national peers in the most recent survey in a year which has seen the pub industry faced with unprecedented challenges.
Booker Group is the UK’s leading food & drink wholesaler with branches nationwide. The group comprises of Booker Wholesale, Makro, Chef Direct, Classic Drinks, Ritter Courivaud and Ritter Fresh. Booker is ideally positioned so that Chefs and Publicans have both the flexibility of internet ordering and deliveries at a time that best suits their business, as well as calling into their local branch, where we offer an expert butchery service, fresh produce and a wide and varied range of catering ingredients, along with many exclusive and unique products. Booker’s commitment to its customers is to increase choice, lower prices and improve service.
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners is the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler and employs some 3,600 people in GB. The hospitality sector has been central to our business for more than 134 years, which is why we have an important role to play in protecting its future.
We’re committed to helping pubs come through these difficult times, staying in constant dialogue with them and championing their best interests with government, as well as working with our customers to ensure there’s product behind the bar and equipment that’s ready to serve it. You can see some of the ways we’re doing this here.
Our ‘must-stocks’ for pubs are Coca-Cola Original Taste, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Diet Coke, Schweppes Classic Tonic, Schweppes Slimline Tonic, Schweppes Lemonade and Appletiser. Our advice in the current climate is to focus on serving this range of proven winners, and on serving them well.
Throughout the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve continued to support our communities through charitable donations, supplying our products to those on the front line or who have fallen on hard times, and through our colleagues volunteering their time to good causes.
By sponsoring the Great British Pub Awards, we’re pleased to be involved in celebrating the extraordinary things many pubs have achieved in their communities this year.
Best of luck!
Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits and beer categories . Our products are sold in more than 180 countries around the world and our brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, JεB, Buchanan’s and Windsor whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness.
We are proud of the brands we make and the enjoyment they give to millions. We are passionate about the role alcohol plays in bringing people together, to celebrate life every day, everywhere.
Greene King is the UK’s largest pub company and brewer, with a history stretching back more than 200 years in its hometown of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.
Today, it runs around 1,600 pubs across England, Scotland and Wales, and works closely with a further 1,000 leased and tenanted partners in the Greene King Pub Partners division.
In March 2021 Greene King recorded a hat-trick of wins at the Publican Awards, winning best community pub operator and best leased and tenanted pub company, with chief executive Nick Mackenzie also winning business leader of the year.
Greene King’s commitment to its Pub Partners division was praised by judges, particularly for the way the company supported its tied pub tenants during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Greene King has been proud to sponsor the Great British Pub Awards for a number of years, as the awards play a key role in supporting and highlighting some of the country’s best publicans.
In 2018 and 2019 the overall Great British Pub of the Year award was won by a Greene King tied pub tenant and the positive impact this award win has had on their business has been immeasurable.
It has been another tough year for our industry so far as we look to rebuild after months of lockdown, and we are looking forward to this year’s event celebrating the return of the Great British Pub and looking forward to brighter times ahead.
Congratulations to all the finalists!
Headquartered in Edinburgh, HEINEKEN is the UK’s leading pub, cider and beer company behind iconic drinks and a full range of speciality brands. We are committed to supporting a thriving on-trade, underpinned by an ethos of ‘Helping Grow Your Business’.
In owning 2,500 pubs, we know what works – we test out products and advice before sharing this knowledge with our customers – and our expert team of over 2,000 people offer dedicated support. We strive to understand you and your customers, make things easier and profitable, and deliver an unbeatable quality experience to boost your business and ensure every guest is satisfied every visit.
As the Official Beer Partner of UEFA EURO 2020™ we’re also proud to have extended our UEFA Champions League partnership by another three years, from 2021 to 2024.
In line with our sustainability strategy, Brew a Better World, we’re committed to reducing our environmental impact alongside helping our customers be more eco-friendly. We are proud to support thousands of operators using our industry-leading draught solutions, SmartDispense™, who collectively save 60M pints of water, beer, cider and cleaning materials and 273 tonnes of CO2 every year. We have also removed 400M teaspoons of sugar from our ciders, while 100% of the barley for our beers is sustainably sourced within the UK.
We are committed to growing your business through the right brands, the right tools and the right offers in the right venues. Get in touch and find out how we can help you grow your business together.
At Punch, we’re all about opening up possibilities to pub lovers like ourselves. We’ve got a huge variation of unique, high-quality, leased, tenanted and Management Partnership pubs on our books and years of experience in teaming up brilliant pubs with brilliant people.
Stonegate Group is the largest Pub Company in the UK. With a portfolio of over 1,200 sites within the managed division and over 3,000 leased and tenanted businesses, we cater for all occasions. Whether it is a bar in a busy city centre, your favourite meeting spot with friends or your local that is within walking distance, we’ve got your covered. We strongly believe in supporting and developing people and their careers throughout all parts of our business and are very proud of our multi-award-winning learning and development programmes.
In our lease and tenanted division, Stonegate Pub Partners (formally known as Ei Publican Partners) we have empowered publicans to run their own pub, in their way, since 1991.
We pride ourselves on our ability to attract and retain new and experienced entrepreneurial partners to run our pubs and continually reassess our offer to ensure that both the nature of our contractual agreements and the range of support we provide is competitive and impactful.
With a dedicated support team, who help our business partners run great pub businesses, we are committed to providing their publicans with exceptional levels of service and support. Stonegate Pub Partners embody everything great about British pubs. Encouraging our partners, to be actively involved in their communities and put their pubs at the heart of local business and community life.
Interested in Sponsoring?
The Great British Pub Awards are the industry’s leading national awards for single-site pub operators. As well as rewarding the UK’s finest pubs, it generates great publicity for winners and finalists, enabling them to drive their businesses to the next level and dramatically increase sales.
Benefit from opportunities such as:
- Branding throughout the whole awards campaign, from the entries stage right through to the overall GBPA winner event
- Have a member of your team on the judging panel
- Sampling opportunities throughout the campaign
- Places at the overall Great British Pub of the Year live event
And much, much more...
For further information about sponsoring the event, please contact
Chris Duffett, Commercial Director on
or 01293 846546