Record year for Best Bar None Scotland’s Falkirk Scheme

Record year for Best Bar None Scotland’s Falkirk Scheme

A record number of venues in Falkirk are celebrating having achieved accreditation from Best Bar None.

The awards ceremony for 2017 took place on Monday 19th February 2018 at the Westfield Lounge, Falkirk Stadium and saw nineteen venues recognised with gold, silver and bronze accreditation from the scheme which celebrates best practice in licenced premises.   

Behind the Wall was named as the overall winner for the year with North Star winning the People’s Choice, Best Bar Staff Award. 

The Best Bar None scheme, which is sponsored by Diageo, Molson Coors, Heineken, Tennents and Maxxium and Chivas Brothers-Pernod Ricard is an integral part of the Safer Communities Initiatives across Scotland.

Accreditation to the scheme shows the venue and its staff have met a level of standard that assures members of the public they will be able to enjoy a safe and welcoming atmosphere and exceeds the venue’s responsibilities to the licensing objectives.

The awards were attended by Arlene Campbell, Best Bar None Scotland national coordinator and Sarah Winters, Project Manager, Falkirk Delivers who runs the Falkirk scheme.

Commenting, Arlene Campbell said:

“The Best Bar None Falkirk scheme and awards go from strength to strength with Local and National Winners participating year on year.

“The venues champion best practice in Falkirk and this is as a result of strong partnership working between Falkirk Delivers and Police Scotland. Most importantly the venues participate voluntarily and really invest in their community work, staff training and want to provide a quality and safe experience for their customers.

“We are creating safer communities through the great work of these pubs, bars, hotels and clubs in Falkirk which support Best Bar None standards. The staff and management of these venues should be very proud of their achievements and I would encourage the community in the area to visit a BBN venue”.

The Best Bar None award scheme is unqiue to the licensed trade as it is the only award to set a minimum standard of operation and encourage the sharing of best practice by rewarding safe and well-managed licensed premises.

Sarah Winters commented:

“Best Bar None in Falkirk has grown year on year and has had success in the National Awards for the past four years. 

“Congratulations to all the venues which have achieved recognition showing a dedication to operating to a high standard with genuine regard for offering a safe environment for customers and staff alike.

“It is exciting too that this is the second year we have run the People’s Choice, Best Bar Staff Award which allows customers to cast their votes and recognise excellence in those who help them to have a good night out.”

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