Shepherd Neame, the Kent brewer and pub operator, has won the Corporate Social Responsibility Award at this year’s National Business Awards. Judges described the company as deserving winner as its business model and approach to fulfilling its responsibilities “goes far beyond standard environmental, economic and social benchmarks”. Jonathan Neame, chief executive, said: “This award is a testament to the hard work that has gone into ensuring Shepherd Neame operates a sustainable and responsible business in a market currently under the spotlight.”