Menesh Modhwadia of New Inventive Pub Company and Darren King of Greene King Pub Partners have been named Area Manager and Business Development Manager of the Year respectively, in the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers’ Operations Managers Awards 2014, reports Propel Info’s Morning Briefing. A third award, Rising Star was made to Matthew Dyson, a BDM with Star Pubs and Bars, in recognition of the qualities he has displayed throughout the awards process and the potential he has shown for future development.
The awards, presented by the ALMR’s chief executive, Kate Nicholls, were announced in front an audience of more than 1,100 ALMR members, their guests and senior industry executives at the awards presentation held at the association’s Christmas luncheon at Old Billingsgate Market in central London.
Nick Bish, founder of the ALMR Ops Awards, said: “The Operations Managers Awards are not simply a competition, they provide real personal development for the individuals and a boost for the industry as a whole. The finalists have undergone a rigorous judging process, a challenging entry paper, psychometric profiling, field assessment on a routine working day and lastly, tough questioning from three panels of industry leaders. The Operations Managers Awards confirm the importance of operations managers in general and shine a light on the best of the best among them. I am delighted that to report that each and every year the bar gets higher and the standards of entries match and exceeds our expectations. 2014 was one of the tightest marking yet, suggesting that the leadership of our pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants is in good hands. Menesh and Darren are the brilliant winners of these prestigious awards. They have shown outstanding management abilities and exceptional standards of professionalism throughout and I am certain they both are destined for senior roles within the industry.”