The most important measurement of our success is the success of our licensees. We keep close to their businesses and their feedback through regular feedback forums and also via independent research.
However, it is undoubtedly a great reinforcement to achieve recognition through awards and we have been delighted to receive numerous awards over the years for both our company and our beers. Here are some of our recent successes for Everards, read more about our beers awards in the Our Ales section.
We are delighted to be crowned Pub Champion 2013 by the British Beer & Pub Association.
Everards won the Pub Champion 2013 category, and were up against Daniel Thwaites, Marston’s, Punch Taverns and Star Pubs & Bars.
The judges said: “Everards did something really special. It took on the challenge of not only reopening closed pubs, but also supporting emerging small brewers to develop and expand. It is a company dedicated to pubs far beyond its own brand and invests in pub people at every opportunity.”
The British Beer & Pub Association is the UK’s leading organisation representing the brewing and pub sector. Its members account for 96 per cent of the beer brewed in the UK and around half of Britain’s 50,000 pubs.
One of the highest accolades in the industry, we have been recognised as ‘Pub Company of the Year’ by the Publican four times. This award is the result of a rigorous process where many of the aspects of the business are analysed and, in particularly, our approach to licensee support is judged.
The rigorous judging process included headquarters site visits by senior members of the Publican Morning Advertiser's editorial team. As well as mystery site visits to finalists' outlets, conducted by Hospitality Gem, and research interviews across two categories by market researchers.
The final stage of judging for 2013 involved a full day of panel interviews where senior representatives from finalist companies were quizzed by a team of industry experts, City analysts, journalists, and industry body chiefs.
The judges at the Publican Awards said “Everards Brewery has been chosen as the winner for their flexible approach and comprehensive tenant support package.”
We received two individual awards at these awards- one for our innovative agreements used in our ‘Project William’ pubs and another for our use of digital tools for our ‘Mission Enjoyable’ mystery shopping programme. On top of this we were crowned overall winner at the event with our Project William work recognised as being industry leading. The judges stated: “Project William tears up the old stereotypes that have entrenched a ‘them and us’ attitude between large regionals and smaller brewers.
Everards have demonstrated that there is at least one way for supposed rivals in the marketplace to grow their businesses in harmony. The judges felt that they could not overstress the importance to the independent brewing industry of this initiative with so much potential and hope for the future”
We absolutely love to see our licensees recognised with awards for their work in their pubs. We are proud to have the following Everards pubs receive awards in the past few years
Pictured are Leah & Jonathan Wainwright, The Cradock, West Knighton – Best Cellar Pub, Great British Pub Awards 2012
In addition to Leah & Jonathan, we're equally pleased that the following licensees have all achieved awards success:
The Albion, Ampthill voted Bedfordshire CAMRA Pub of the Year 2013 award, for the second year running.
Seven Stars, Rugby CAMRA Pub of the Year 2013
Five Lamps, Derby, voted Best Overall Pub by Derby CAMRA in 2012
The Albion, Ampthill voted Bedfordshire CAMRA Pub of the Year 2012 award, just two years after reopening.
Somerville Arms, Leamington Spa, was voted 'Pub of the Year' by Heart of Warwickshire CAMRA for the second consecutive year in 2012.
Crown Inn, Uppingham, picked up its seventh CAMRA award in five years in 2012
Chesterfield Arms, Chesterfield, voted Chesterfield CAMRA Pub of the Year in 2009 and 2012
Crown Inn, Beeston, voted East Midlands CAMRA Pub of the Year in 2010 and 2011
We are proud to have been presented with CAMRA’s prestigious Bill Squires Award for our work supporting microbrewers, championing cask ale and reviving pubs. It is the first time the award has been presented in ten years.
The winner of the Bill Squires Award is voted for by local CAMRA branches in the East Midlands. The accolade is very rarely given. CAMRA presented it to Everards in recognition of our Project William scheme, where we partner smaller brewers and ‘cask ale champions’ to breathe new life into closed or previously unsustainable pubs. Project William has led to the resurrection of 29 pubs in the Midlands so far, working in tandem with 10 local brewers. Of those 29, 15 were closed before Everards invested in them. And 17 have gone on to win CAMRA Pub of the Year Awards.