Award Ceremony for Coventry venues and businesses  - The Coventry Observer

Award Ceremony for Coventry venues and businesses 

Holly Clement 10th Jul, 2024   0

COVENTRY venues and hospitality businesses are set to attend an awards ceremony, recognised for their commitment to demanding excellence in safety, training, management and customer experience.

More than 100 people will be attending the Best Bar None Awards at Drapers Hall in the city centre tomorrow (Thursday), to celebrate the work of venues to improve safety and standards.

The accreditation scheme is supported by the Home Office and aims to improve standards in licensed premises.

It is the industry gold standard and is delivered in the city by Coventry Business Improvement District (BID) and Coventry City Council.

This year, more than 20 venues are set to be recognised as Best Bar None accredited venues, and five venues will be presented with sector awards in line with the key assessment criteria for Best Bar None.

Coventry BID manager Jo Glover said: “The Best Bar None accreditation is available for any venue.

“However it requires a significant dedication of time and effort to achieve, and any business who is accredited will have gone above and beyond to make the grade.

“These are businesses investing heavily in training, staff development and consistently developing extra initiatives to ensure the safety of the public when visiting their venues.

“To achieve Best Bar None a venue must go over and above the statutory levels required for health, safety, safeguarding and wellbeing.

“We are proud to have a thriving and vibrant night-time economy in Coventry and the number of businesses seeking to gain this accreditation is evidence of the sector’s commitment to set the highest possible standards.”


Coun Abdul Salam Khan, said: “This is a really important scheme because it recognises the values of retailers doing the best for customers.

“That means, first and foremost, safety and care for visitors, because we want everyone who visits Coventry to enjoy the hospitality on offer.

“Our licensing team at the Council work hard to monitor and assess the way pubs and clubs operate. Best Bar None is something we are very proud to promote, and we should recognise those venues who go the extra mile for local people or customers who are new to the city.

“Coventry is a great place to visit and that’s worth highlighting.”


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