The pub companies shortlisted in the Publican Awards 2015 have been announced.

Fifty eight finalists have been shortlisted in 16 categories from 45 companies.

Rob Willock, editor of the Publican’s Morning Advertiser  and group editor of M&C Report said:  “Once again the Publican Awards has attracted a high calibre of entries across a wide range of categories that reflects the diverse and creative nature of the modern pub trade. ”

He added: “These are the awards that the pubcos want to win, because of their high profile and credibility. Congratulations to all our finalists for making it this far – already an achievement in itself. And I look forward to seeing you at the awards night on 16 March at Grosvenor House.”

The next stage of judging includes HQ interviews and site tours, mystery site visits and tenant research.

Winners are selected at a panel interview judging day at the Lancaster London Hotel on 23 February.

Judges include city analysts, industry body chiefs, leading industry consultants, business journalists and pub guide editors.

Winners will be announced at an awards night on Monday, 16 March at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane attended by around 1,300 people.

The winner of an outstanding industry contribution award will also be presented at the ceremony.

The finalists are…..

Best Managed Pub Company (51+ sites)

  • G1 Group
  • New Inventive Bar Company
  • Fuller’s

Best Managed Pub Company ( 2 to 50 sites)

  • Red Mist Leisure
  • New World Trading Company
  • ETM Group
  • St Austell Brewery

Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company (201+ sites)

  • Star Pubs & Bars
  • Spirit Leased
  • Fuller’s

Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company (up to 200 sites)

  • Charles Wells Pub Company
  • St Austell Brewery
  • McMullens

Best Community Pub Operator

  • Oakman Inns & Restaurants
  • Robinsons
  • Thorley Taverns

Best Food Offer (51+ sites)

  • G1 Group
  • New Inventive Bar Company
  • Fuller’s

Best Food Offer (2 to 50 sites)

  • New Moon Pub Company
  • Seafood Pub Company
  • Anglian Country Inns
  • Whiting & Hammond
  • Bath Ales

Best Drinks Offer

  • Grand Union 
  • New World Trading Company
  • Be at One
  • Glendola Leisure

Best Accommodation Operator

  • Beds and Bars
  • G1 Group
  • Lucky Onion
  • Youngs 

Best Pub Employer (2 to 50 sites)

  • Oakman Inns & Restaurants
  • Beds and Bars
  • ETM Group

Best Pub Employer (51+ sites)

  • New Inventive Bar Company
  • Stonegate Pub Company
  • Whitbread

Best Late Night Operator

  • Grand Union
  • Luminar Group
  • Columbo Group 
  • Inception Group

Best Brewing Pub Company

  • Brewdog
  • Joules
  • Hook Norton

Best New Pub/Bar

  • d’Parys - Bedford - Apostrophe Pubs
  • Beech House - St Albans, Hertfordshire - Oakman Inns
  • Kings Head, Bessels Green, Kent - Whiting & Hammond
  • Smugglers Cove, Liverpool - New World Trading Company
  • No 131 - Cheltenham - Lucky Onion

Best Operations Team

  • 10 to 50 sites - Beds and Bars
  • 10 to 50 sites - Bath Ales
  • 51+ sites - Charles Wells Pub Company
  • 51+ sites - Punch Taverns

Best Pub Brand/Concept

  • Sports Bar & Grill
  • New Inventive Bar Company’s Revolucion de Cuba
  • Brewdog
  • Stonegate’s Common Room

The Publican Awards are in association with Sky.

Sponsors also include Britvic; Drinkaware; CPL Training; Tradeteam; Heineken; Kuehne & Nagel; Rekorderlig; Miller Brands and Jagermeister.