It's that time of year again, the nominations for our annual Imbibe Personality of the Year. So send those names in, as it’s time to celebrate the movers and shakers that make our industry so special
Great venue? Check. Great drinks? Check. But without great people behind them you’ve got nothing, right? These passionate, innovative and hard-working people are the backbone of the on-trade, and the Imbibe Personality of the Year awards were created to give them recognition.
Now in its seventh year, we're calling on you, the industry, to help us form the shortlist for 2017. Who has really stood out in the last 12 months? Who deserves that glittering trophy? Head to imbibe.com/poty2017 to have your say – you've got until 25 November.
Next year sees Imbibe celebrating its 10th birthday, and to mark this special occasion, we’re adding a new award to the list: the Industry Personality of the Decade.
The winners will join a long list of esteemed recipients – In the past three years these have included Xavier Rousset MS, Jane Peyton BS, Mike Aikman, Gérard Basset MW OBE, Christine Parkinson, Lyndon Higginson, Durham Atkinson, Ryan Chetiyawardana, Ronan Sayburn MS, the late Dick Bradsell and many more.
Once we've gathered this year's nominations, a panel of industry experts will draw up a shortlist and vote to select 2017's winners. Check the next issue of Imbibe to see who made the shortlist.
Restaurant Personality of the Year
Bar Personality of the Year
Pub Personality of the Year
Hotel Personality of the Year
Innovator of the Year
Educator of the Year
Hot Stuff Award
(outstanding achievement for those under 30)
(discretionary award for all-round excellence)
Industry Personality of the Decade
Please note: As Imbibe is a magazine for on-trade drinks professionals we're looking for nominees in these categories who are actively involved with preparing, buying or selling drinks.