The finalists for the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) Licensee of the Year Award have been revealed ahead of the Summer Event and Annual Lunch on 2 June.
This year marks the 30th Licensee of the Year, which recognises the country’s top licensees with a passion for the trade.
The finalists are: Tim Tomlinson (Merchants 1688), Mike Wheeler (Penwig), John Horton (Abbey House Hotel & Gardens), Sandy Castle (The Fatling), Tim and Liz Hore (The Victoria Inn) and Keith and Diane Marsden (The Prince of Wales).
Judging will be based on the finalists’ ability to display business acumen, operational skills, outstanding customer service standards and the ability to be innovative in the market. On the day the finalists will sit on four interview panels, covering finance, people and training, marketing and business development and general industry issues.
Tim Hulme, chief executive of the BII, said: “It is an extremely impressive achievement to be crowned as the BII Licensee of the Year and despite the high number of industry awards at present, it is still considered to be the industry’s most coveted award.”