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NRB Top Fifty Awards

The sixth NRB Top Fifty awards, in association with Kuits Solicitors, the prestigious and much-anticipated powerlist of the most important and influential individuals within the Northern hospitality industry.This year's list has shown steady churn with an influx of new entrants particularly from Yorkshire and the North East. Research by CGA Peach demonstrates that the region's ambitious, independent operators are thriving despite increasing competition, and it is the people who make up the Top Fifty who are driving this dynamic.

Special Achievement Awards Winners 2017

Jimmy Del Giudice & Mark McQuater - Revolutions Bars

Jimmy Del Giudice & Mark McQuater - Revolutions Bars

Gary Usher, Sticky Walnut

Gary Usher, Sticky Walnut

Paul Moran & Jeremy Roberts, Living Ventures

Paul Moran & Jeremy Roberts, Living Ventures

In association with Kuits Solicitors

Kuits SolicitorsKuits is a leading commercial law firm based in Manchester. Ranked “Elite” for licensing in the Legal 500 directory, we work closely with clients to understand their needs and objectives and provide tailored legal solutions.

 

Sponsored By

CGA Peach

CGA Peach is a research and insight business focused on delivering market leading data and insight to pub, restaurant and hospitality operators. Their ability to sit between consumer, supply and demand CGA Peachdynamics is unique for the sector.

Jelf Manson

Jelf Manson is one of Manchester's leading insurance brokers. Serving Manchester and the North West region for over 40 years, we put customer care at the heart of what we do. We cater for a wide range of business insurance sectors and niches including restaurants and casual dining, indeed we have been insuring local restaurants and a number of national Jelf Mansonrestaurant chains for over 15 years.

Metis Real Estate

Metis Real Estate Advisors are an independent commercial real estate consultancy providing expert advice to occupiers, landlords, investors Metis Real Estateand developers across the UK. The Leisure team provides advice on some of the UK’s best known leisure schemes as well as providing acquisition strategy and advice to national, regional and local Operators.

The Russell Partnership

The Russell Partnership is a strategic consultancy specialising in Catering, Conferencing, Events and Leisure markets, to deliver bespoke strategies, market and customer insight, creative design solutions, operational implementation and commercially viable results. The The Russell PartnershipPartnership’s 25 years’ experience as well as their innovative and agile approach have earned them global recognition and an impressive client portfolio.

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Fumo JW Lees

Judging Notes

The NRB Top Fifty exists to recognise the most significant hospitality operators in the North of England. We look for individuals who are driving their businesses to sector-leading levels of commercial and critical success, who show consistency as well as evolution and innovation and who make a contribution to the industry and the region in terms of skills, training, ambassadorial work and general CSR.

The NRB Top Fifty can be chef patrons running world-class kitchens, or captains of industry building extensive multi-brand casual dining portfolios, but they must be inspirational standard bearers for the Northern hospitality industry.

The awards are judged by a panel of leading hospitality experts who span the fields of law, finance, property, insurance, marketing and business consultancy at some of the world’s biggest food and drink operations. They are all Northern-based and know the region intimately.

After the initial round of applications and nominations there is a rigorous paper-based research and assessment process collating hundreds of pages of information about potential inclusions. Following this there is an in-depth judging discussion and, where necessary, additional peer/industry interviews are carried out. We are grateful to The Russell Partnership and CGA Peach for their additional insight at this point.

Following this exhaustive process a definitive fifty is selected and balanced to ensure there is no bias in terms of industry sector or geography. A final round of discussion then takes place to select the three Special Achievement Award winners who the judges feel have achieved something truly exceptional within the preceding twelve months.

Top Fifty Alumni

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