Three Greene King licensees have reached the semi finals of the BII Licensee of the Year awards, 2012. Victoria Steadman who runs the Whitmore Arms in Orsett, Neil Ainsworth of the Argyll in Henley on Thames and Johnny Bramwell, manager of the White Horse, Emmers Green, Reading. All operate Greene King pubs, Victoria and Neil being tenants and Johnny a manager at only 24 and will now go through to the final stage of judging.
Speaking about the news, Simon Longbottom, managing director for Greene King Pub Partners said, “It’s fantastic news that two of our extremely valued licensees have been recognised in this way. To reach this stage alone shows that they have excellent business standards and strive to deliver the very best customer service through a joint effort with their teams. I wish them the very best of luck in the final stage”.
Adding Richard Lewis, managing director for Greene King Local pubs said, “Johnny is one of our youngest managers and reaching this level at such a young age is outstanding. He has a brilliant management style, is able to really engage his team and is extremely well liked by his customers in this very local community pub and we all wish him well throughout the final stage”.
Greene King operates 2,500 managed, leased and tenanted pubs across England, Wales and Scotland and employs circa 20,000 people.