22nd October 2018
Admiral Taverns, the UK’s leading community pub operator, is delighted to announce that Anna Clissold, the Group’s Business Development Manager (“BDM”) for Hampshire, has been crowned BDM of the Year at the UK Hospitality Operations Managers Awards 2018.
Anna joined Admiral Taverns in 2012 and runs the Group’s estate of community pubs in the wider Hampshire area, working closely with her licensees and supporting them to develop thriving and sustainable pub-businesses.
Over the last seven months she has competed alongside the industry’s finest talent to scoop this prestigious award, which celebrates outstanding individuals managing multi-site businesses in both the managed and leased sectors of UK hospitality. The Awards are unique within the sector and the intensive judging process has built an excellent reputation for recognising the skill, professionalism and flair that the best operations managers bring to a wide range of licensed retail businesses across the country.
Commenting, Kevin Georgel, CEO of Admiral Taverns said:
“The UK Hospitality Awards shine a light on the best operations talent in our industry. Our BDMs play a crucial role in our unique approach here at Admiral and we are so proud to have our very own Anna Clissold deservedly recognised as ‘best in class’ in the field.
“Anna’s dedication and passion is relentless. She draws on a wealth of experience that she has gathered over the course of her 16 years in the trade, as a champion for her licensees and the authentic community pubs that they run. Well done Anna from us all here at Admiral.’
Commenting Anna Clissold, BDM for Hampshire at Admiral Taverns said:
“I am absolutely delighted to have received this accolade and would like to thank the entire team at UK Hospitality for this incredible honour.
I’m passionate about this industry. I have a great team behind me here at Admiral and the dedication and entrepreneurialism that I see day to day from the licensees I work with is truly inspiring. I have taken so much from this intensive judging process which I hope will enable me to shape my own development and continue to give my licensees and our pubs, the very best support that I can offer.”