The National Innovation in Training Awards are back and bigger than ever for 2019. The awards celebrate those who have demonstrated innovation and training excellence in the licensed retail sector. This is the fourth NITA, after the BII reintroduced the event in 2016.

The ceremony will take on November 26th at the Café de Paris and will be a celebration of excellence from within the hospitality industry.

The nominations are:

Most Innovative Recruitment Strategy.

  • Brewhouse & Kitchen.
  • Only a Pavement Away.
  • Loving Hospitality.

HR Manager.

  • Lee Woolley from Stonegate Pub Company.
  • Mark Vaughan from Beds & Bars.

Professional Trainer of the Year.

  • Alex Double from Brewhouse & Kitchen.
  • Jeremy Scorer from HIT Training.
  • Kerry Raworth from Marstons.

Best Managed Training Programme: Under 50.

  • University of Surrey Student’s Union Brewhouse & Kitchen.
  • Wells & Co.
  • Brasserie Bar Co.

Best Casual Dining Programme.

  • The Grey Mare.
  • Brasserie Bar Co.

Best Leased and Tenanted Programme.

  • Greene King.
  • Marston’s.

Best Apprenticeship Programme.

  • Fuller, Smith and Turner.
  • St Austell Brewery.
  • Greene King.

Best Managed Training Programme: Over 50.

  • Stonegate Pub Company.
  • Fuller, Smith and Turner.
  • Brew Dog.