We think causes that matter to the local community are important and offer our support wherever we can. Throughout the year our managed houses play host to a varied programme of community-based events, such as the Northern & Southern Quiz Leagues and The Pool & Darts League. In addition, our Head Office staff regularly support both local and UK-wide charity campaigns.

H&B Managed Estate Awards celebrate outstanding achievements

Employees’ outstanding achievements have been recognised in the Heron & Brearley Managed Estate Awards 2014.

Compèred by Manx raconteur Roy Moore, well-known as one of the ‘voices’ of the TT and Manx Festival of Motorcycling, and with entertainment by stand-up observational comedian Alun Cochrane, the black-tie event was held at the Gaiety Theatre on January 22nd.

Ahead of the awards presentations the audience of H&B senior management, employees and sponsors, heard H&B’s retail and estates director Steven Taylor say: ‘These awards are a great way to recognise the skills and  dedication required by our team to successfully overcome the challenges that are ever present in our industry.’

18 award categories were presented at the event which also provided the opportunity to congratulate and present certificates to the 43 H&B employees who had successfully completed their industry-accredited FLOW hospitality training modules. 

H&B managing director Ian Lennox said: ‘The awards night was a great way to acknowledge the hard work, achievements and vision of so many of our people across our business. As the Island’s leading hospitality company, it is important for us at H&B to recognise those who are championing fantastic service and contributing to better standards overall for the Isle of Man. And, with a good number of our g uests and sponsors who attended having come from the UK, the evening allowed us to showcase the Isle of Man to a new and wider audience.'

‘Congratulations must go to all the finalists and winners and thanks to the team that organised such a fantastic evening. Day to day we are all focused on driving the business and delivering value and quality to our customers. The awards evening not only gave us an opportunity to celebrate success but also to reflect on the past and look to the future - a future in which everyone in the H&B Group has a vital role to play.’

(Pictured are H&B managing director Ian Lennox with Terry Burns, manager of The Queens, Pub of the Year. Photo Matt Mosur)

The H&B Managed Estate Awards 2014:

Pub of the Year - The Queens

Community Pub of the Year - The Union

Local Pub of the Year - The Manx Arms

Best Night Out Pub of the Year - Artisan

Best Support of the Year - Geraldine Jordan

Best Newcomer of the Year - Jamie Napier

Best Cask Ale - The Stanley

Best Compliance Pub of the Year - The Bowling Green

Best Financial Improvement of the Year - Sam Webbs

Best Sales of the Year - Thomas Rigby’s (Liverpool)

Best Customer Service Pub of the Year - Artisan

Chef of the Year - Tim Brogan, The Whitestone

Best Food Pub of the Year - The Horse and Plough

Bar Person of the Year - Hannah McGuire, Thomas Rigby’s

Assistant Manager of the Year - James Parry, Thomas Rigby’s

Team of the Year -The Terminus Tavern

Manager of the Year - Ashley Burgess, Sam Webbs

Outstanding Contribution - Fiona Hornsby, Thomas Rigby’s















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