Licensee of the Year Award 2023!

As the most prestigious award for an individual or partnership of licensees in our industry, we are looking forward to finding our Licensee of the Year Award winners.

We have had over 300 nominations this year and have now announced our Quarter Finalists. We want to thank everyone who showed interest and put effort into entering our competition.

Click Below To Meet Our Quarter Finalists



Click Below To Meet Our Judges



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Watch our short video reel of the Finalists' day for LOYA22 at Sky!

In partnership with Sky, the Licensee of the Year Award is widely regarded as the most rigorous and hard-fought award for individual licensee operators in the UK. 

Meet our LOYA 2022 Winners, Nick and Amanda Hemming

Heron Inn, Malpas

"We’re still pinching ourselves to make sure this wasn’t just an incredible dream!

To be involved in such an amazing event has been wonderful, thank you to the team at BII for their support we can’t wait to work closely with you all to share our love and passion for this incredible Industry. 
All 6 finalists run exceptional pubs, and are the most wonderful people that we’ve been lucky enough to meet."

Meet our previous Winners

Our LOYA 2021 Winners

Jason and Chris Black
The Pityme Inn

Wadebridge, PL27 6PQ

"It has been a rollercoaster of emotions getting through to the finals, with each stage of the competition giving us an opportunity to reflect upon our business and everything that we have achieved."

Our LOYA 2019 Winners

David Hage and Mark Osborne
The Railway, Lowdham
Nottingham NG14 7DU

"I'm the most surprised and gobsmacked that I've ever been about anything. Having just won Licensee of the Year Award at probably the biggest event we shall ever go t, in front of 800 people - it just doesn't get any better than that!

Our LOYA 2018 Winners

Alex and Tanya Williams
The Polgooth Inn
Polgooth, PL26 7DA

"After the BII Award we had a fantastic staff party to thank all our staff and our suppliers for helping us get to where we needed to be. We felt we wanted to shout about it in a way that was appropriate."