Entries are now being sought from pub companies large and small to the Publican Awards 2014.

The awards recognise the achievements of pub companies across 18 categories that reflect the broad range of products and services on offer across the British pub estate.

Categories include Best Late Night Operator; Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company; Best Managed Pub Company; Best Pub Employer; Best Operations Team; Best Drinks Offer; Best Food Offer; Best Pub Brand/Concept; Best New Pub/Bar; Best Business Initiative and Best Industry Initiative.

New categories for 2014 include Best Operations Team, to recognise the contribution BDM teams make to a company’s success and Best Business Leader 2014, recognising a managing director or chief executive who has made a big impact on their company’s performance in the past year.

The winner of this award along with the established Outstanding Industry Contribution Awards will be voted for by the Publican Awards 2014 panel of expert judges including city analysts, business journalists, leading industry consultants and industry body chiefs.

The awards offer entrants a rigorous and transparent judging process that examines all aspects of a pub company’s business and provides finalists with the opportunity to benchmark themselves against their competitors and gain invaluable feedback from our expert industry judges.

The Publican Awards ceremony takes place on Tuesday 25 March 2014 at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. The closing date for entries is 8 November 2013 and more information can be found at www.publicanawards.co.uk.