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Glasgow premises set to raise the bar

Best Bar None Glasgow, the annual awards initiative which recognise best practice among the licensed trade, is on the look out for more recruits.

The annual accolades have become the industry event of the year, attracting landlords, licensees and staff from premises all over the city.

Registration for 2019’s Best Bar None Glasgow is open and licensees are invited to apply before Friday, 28 June at

Best Bar None Glasgow was Scotland’s first trade initiative of its kind when it launched in 2005 and has now been replicated across the country.

Last year’s event lead to 98 Glasgow venues receiving awards – 85 Gold, 11 Silver, and 2 Bronze.

Lise Fisher from Glasgow City Council, which runs the Best Bar None Glasgow scheme, said: “Glasgow is home to some of the most professional and commercially ambitious licensed premises in the UK. Being a Best Bar None member is an increasingly popular way for licensees to demonstrate the work they do and the steps they take to make the city’s social scene safe and enjoyable.

“This initiative is about recognising professionalism and good practice among the city’s licensed trade, based on the principles of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005. Being a Best Bar None venue helps the public identify premises which are doing outstanding work.”

Organisers of the Best Bar None Glasgow scheme arrange and deliver events and training seminars to Best Bar None members in the lead up to the awards ceremony in November. This year it will host the second Conference for Licensees which is open to both BBN and non BBN members and takes place on Wednesday, 28 August at the Radisson Hotel.

Licensees who are interested in becoming a Best Bar None member are urged to register before Friday, 28 June.  Visit or alternatively they can call Louise McMonagle on (0141) 276 7552.

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