New World Trading Company (NWTC) was once again the big winner at last night’s Publican Awards, operated by MCA’s sister title, the Morning Advertiser.

Chief executive Chris Hill won business leader of the year while NWTC also took home best large employer, pub operations team and drinks offer.

Brewhouse & Kitchen was also a multiple winner, triumphing in the small employer and small managed company categories.

Meanwhile Stonegate retained its title as best late-night operator.

The late John Sands, founder of Pubmaster and Wear Inns, was posthumously awarded the outstanding industry achievement award.

The full list of winners:

Outstanding Industry Achievement: John Sands

Business leader of the year: Chris Hill

Best Managed Large: Fuller’s

Best Managed Small: Brewhouse & Kitchen

Best Tenanted & Leased (Large): Star

Best Tenanted & Leased (Small): Palmers

Best Large Employer: NWTC

Best Small Employer: Brewhouse & Kitchen

Best Community Pub Operator: Cornerstone

Bets Pub Operations Team: NWTC

Best New Pub/Bar: Tokyo Industries for Impossible, Manchester

Best Late Night Operator: Stonegate

Best Drinks Offer: NWTC

Best Value Food: Toby Carvery

Bets Premium Food: Red Mist Leisure

Best Food Offer: Seafood Pub Co

Best Brewing Pub Company: North Bar

Best Pub Brand/Concept: The Alchemist

Best Accommodation: Anglian Country Inns