The winners of the 2015 Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) Operations Managers Awards, the annual search for the best and brightest in licensed hospitality, have been revealed .
Caren Geering, of Admiral Taverns, has been named business development manager of the year with Martha Ingham, of Mitchells & Butlers, taking the award for area manager of the year.
David Bigio, of Thwaites, was been named as 2015’s rising star.
The winners were announced in front of 1,200 guests from across the sector at the awards presentation held today (Thursday, 17 December) at the ALMR Christmas Lunch at Old Billingsgate, London.
The judges were impressed by the enthusiasm, professionalism and passion for licensed retail displayed by the three winners, demonstrated during an extensive judging process comprising written paper, in the field assessment with mentor judges and an interview.
ALMR Operations Awards founder Nick Bish said: “This has been another great competition with impressive finalists right across the spectrum – now from casual dining brands, the late-night operators again and of course the market-leading mainstream managed and leased businesses. The energy and professionalism of the awards finalists is self-evident and hugely reassuring for the future trajectory and reputation of our industry.”