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Licensees Vie for Best Bar None Glasgow Awards


Published 4/5/2023

Licensees are invited down the students' union for the launch of this year's Best Bar None Glasgow awards.

The Venue, Strathclyde Students Union, will host the registration event for this year's prestigious awards for pubs, clubs and specialist entertainment venues.

David Cavani of The OVO Hydro will be one of the speakers at this year's launch which kicks off at 9am on May 10th. In 2022, The Hydro was the winner of the hotly contested Sustainability Award which recognises venues which have adopted eco-friendly practices.

Premises are invited to register to take part for this year's awards and see if they have what it takes to win a Gold, Silver or Bronze accolade. The annual presentation ceremony will take place later this year and the overall winners of Glasgow's Best Bar None awards will go on to compete in the BBN National awards.

Lise Fisher of BBN Glasgow said: "Excitement is building for this year's launch and we're hoping that the 2023 awards will attract an array of applicants new and old. The licensed trade is hugely important to the city's economy and the Best Bar None Awards recognise best practice in venues which take steps to enhance public safety and customer care.

"There is outstanding work being done in Glasgow venues and Best Bar None offers a valuable opportunity to share good practice, learn from your peers and benefit from our free training sessions.

"The high standard of Glasgow's licensed trade is reflected in the success of city venues which go on to perform so well in the national awards.
"We'd encourage venues which haven't previously been involved to come to the launch and find out how BBN Glasgow can benefit their business."

Best Bar None Glasgow has been running in Glasgow since 2005 and is delivered on behalf of Glasgow's Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (ADP) in partnership with Glasgow City Council, Scottish Business Resilience Centre, Police Scotland and the Licensed Trade.

Members of BBN Glasgow benefit from regular training on topics such as stewarding, crime scene preservation, drug awareness, responsible drinking and recognising / protecting vulnerable people.

Premises will be inspected by an independent assessor. They will be judged on their efforts around the Prevention of Crime & Disorder, Securing Public Safety, Prevention of Public Nuisance, Promotion of Public Health and the Protection of Children from Harm.
Licensees who are unable to attend the launch, can also apply online at


Published 4/5/2023

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