Three Falkirk finalists in National Best Bar None Awards 2016 – 17

Three Falkirk finalists in National Best Bar None Awards 2016 – 17

Three venues in Falkirk have been shortlisted in the Best Bar None Scotland National Awards 2016-17 to find the best licensed premises in the country.

Falkirk venues that have been nominated for this year’s awards include:

Sportsters – Bar & Innovation in Social Responsibility

Behind the Wall – Independent Bar & Heart of the Community

Artisan Tap – Newcomer

The awards ceremony will take place at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow on Thursday 30 March 2017.

There are ten categories within the award scheme: Pub, Independent Pub, Bar, Independent Bar, Hotel Bar, Night Club, SEV (Specialist Entertainment Venue), Heart of the Community, Newcomer and Innovation in Social Responsibility.

Recognising each venue’s contribution to encourage customer and staff safety while supporting a good night out, the prestigious National Awards acknowledge the best work and innovative practices on offer among the 400 plus Best Bar None accredited venues in Scotland.

Sarah Winters, Lead for BBN from Falkirk Delivers commented: “A huge congratulations to the three venues who have been successfully shortlisted and will represent Falkirk at a National level at the awards in March this year. Each venue in the Falkirk area which has achieved a Best Bar None accredited status, shows a dedication to operating to a high standard with genuine regard for offering a safe environment for its customers and staff alike. Those who have been successful in becoming Finalists in the National Awards, show exemplar dedication and hard work and continue to improve policies, procedures and  initiatives, all benefiting the safe night-time economy of Falkirk. From all the team at Falkirk Delivers, we wish you Good Luck!”

Arlene Campbell, National Lead for Best Bar None Scotland, said:

“The National Best Bar None Awards continue to grow year on year and it’s great to see so many venues from different corners of Scotland being represented.

“Across the country Best Bar None accredited venues are continuously raising standards and as always judging will be difficult given the high calibre of finalists on show.

“I’d like to extend my congratulations to our finalists and wish them all the best on the night”

 The focus of the Best Bar None scheme is on public safety and customer care, together with the following key principles: prevention of crime and disorder, securing public safety, prevention of public nuisance, protecting and improving public health and the protection of children from harm. 

Accreditation to the scheme shows the venue and its staff have met a level of standards that assures members of the public they will be able to enjoy a safe and welcoming atmosphere. The National Awards recognise best practice, leading to an enhanced experience for customers.

Licensed premises that wish to join Best Bar None are assessed by trained, impartial assessors and applicants are scored according to national guidelines. A panel of judges assess the applications and confirm that all applications have met the required standard. Venues are awarded either a Gold, Silver or Bronze award and an overall winner is selected in each category and go forward to the National Awards. 

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

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