Personality of the Year Awards 2016 winners revealed

Gaëlle Laforest

02 February 2016

The winners of Imbibe's 2016 Personality of the Year Awards were announced tonight during an exclusive celebration that attracted top names in the industry to The Croc Bowling Alley and Dive Bar at London's Ham Yard Hotel.

Inbetween delicious drinks from our sponsors, a bit of catching up over canapés, and a lucky strike or two from enthusiastic bowlers, we rewarded and celebrated the most inspiring, innovative and talented members of the on-trade.

'The overall standard of nominees this year was higher than ever, and there are some amazing winners from all over the country and every bit of the on-trade,' said Imbibe editor Chris Losh. 'It's been a fantastic evening and we're already looking forward to next year.'

Congratulations to our winners...

Restaurant Personality of the Year
Sunaina Sethi, JKS Restaurants, London


Bar Personality of the Year
Ali Reynolds, Hawksmoor, London


Hotel Personality of the Year
Thomas Decan, The Ampersand Hotel, London


Pub Personality of the Year
Paul Newman, New Moon Co, north-west


Educator of the Year
Jane Peyton BS, School of Booze

Innovator of the Year (tie)
Mike Aikman, Bramble, The Last Word, The Lucky Liquor Co, Edinburgh
Ryan Chetiyawardana, Dandelyan and White Lyan, London


Hot Stuff
Dee Davies, Red Light, Bristol

Jared Brown & Anistatia Miller, Mixellany


Chairman's Award
Roger Jones, The Harrow at Little Bedwyn

Commiserations to all the other nominees, and thanks to our sponsors and expert judging panel.

To read more about the Awards night and this year's winners, look out for Imbibe's March/April issue.

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