Success at The Publican Awards 2023

We are delighted to announce our recent win in the Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company (501+ sites) category at the prestigious Publican Awards 2023.

The Publican Awards saw the country’s most successful pub companies go head-to-head at a ceremony at Battersea Evolution in London. The judging process remains the most rigorous and reputable in the industry - ensuring the awards are the most respected in the pub trade.

This award is a celebration of the collaboration we enjoy with our brilliant partners, providing them with everything they need to succeed.

Best Leased and Tenanted Pub Company

The recognition acknowledges a huge year of investment for us in 2022, with a record £23 million of CAPEX spent on property upgrades and maintenance, over 25 new Hive Pubs opened, and innovations such as our Pub Comms App and DocuSign launched - making us easier to do business with.

The award also recognises the roll out of our Pub Power digital toolkit and the growth of our dedicated training team who have helped over 1,000 publicans with specialist training, plus the £53,000 we raised for our longstanding charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Ranked Number One in the Licensee Index

A key reason for our Best Leased and Tenanted Pub Company win at the Publican Awards 2023 was because we were ranked the number one pub company out of the big six pub companies in the Licensee Index Survey.

The Licensee Index Survey is an annual independent survey of publicans operating leased and tenanted pubs. It measures how happy pub tenants and lessees are with their pub company and the support it provides. Greene King Pub Partners ranked first in 35 of the 54 measures (65%) covered in the index. This includes key measures such as Training, BDM Knowledge, Property and Licensing support, Market and Consumer insight, Product Range and more.

Best Pub Employer Win

We were also thrilled to be awarded Best Pub Employer (501+ Employees) at The Publican Awards 2023. This award was in recognition of our industry-leading efforts in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion for our teams and the wider hospitality industry, as well as our high rates of staff retention, career advancement, and training opportunities.

Winning these awards proves our commitment to providing exceptional experiences for our Partners – be it pub tenants, lessees or franchisees.

Thank you to all our employees, partners and customers for making this success happen.