Ossett wins leading industry award
Ossett Brewery has picked up the award for Best Microbrewing Pub Company at the Publican Awards 2013.
The company were presented with their trophy by TV star Rob Brydon at an awards ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
The awards, organised by leading pub trade newspaper the Publican’s Morning Advertiser, recognise the achievements of pub companies.
The winners were selected following a four-stage judging process including an initial paper judging, interviews with senior representatives from the company by business journalists and mystery sites visits to their pubs.
The final stage of judging was a panel interview held in February at London’s Lancaster Hotel with judges including city analysts, industry consultants, business journalists and pub guide editors.
Judges for the Best Microbrewing Pub Operator Award included beer writer Pete Brown, Rupert Ponsonby, co-founder of the Beer Academy and Robert Humphreys, honorary secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group.
The Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s group editor Rob Willock said: “The Publican Awards judging is an extensive and rigorous process which really puts businesses under scrutiny. In these challenging trading times it is fantastic to see our award winners continuing to grow their businesses and bring innovations to their customers. “
The awards were among 18 presented at the awards night.