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We also have a sample of just some of the marketing and media coverage achieved (not including digital marketing) for 2017/18 to give you an idea of the reach. Click here to see our media & marketing portfolio.
Special Occasion Experience
Adtrak are a leading design and marketing agency based in the heart of Nottingham. They excel at building brands and growing businesses and value the long-term partnerships they develop with their clients.
Adtrak have been supporting and celebrating local culture for 20 years. As such, they are the perfect title sponsors for the Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards!
Sponsor of Best Restaurant Chain
Colwick Hall has been established for the last 14 years as Nottingham's Premier Function Venue specialising in weddings and events, not to mention the infamous Byron's Afternoon Tea. The team is also more than delighted to be chosen as the backdrop to showcase the fantastic hospitality businesses of this region. With a multitude of cuisines, choice and styles, Nottingham is a true melting pot when it comes to food and drink, serving the community as well as visitors far and wide attending the endless 'A list' events. We are just so honoured to be a sponsor for the NR&B Awards.
Selva Muthalagappan, Executive Director, comments “Colwick Hall is proud to be involved with the fantastic Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards. We are especially enthusiastic given the enormous success of the previous Nottingham Restaurant Awards and can't wait for the big event on the 31st January 2018.”
Sponsor of the NRBA Awards Ceremony
EasyPreOrders is an online PreOrder, PrePayment and events management platform for groups and individuals.
The team behind EasyPreOrders have experience in and of the restaurant industry and have used their knowledge to create a time and money saving online booking system designed to take the stress out of managing any event, large or small. The online system allows for bookings, payments, dietary requirements, invoicing, in fact every level of communication between you and your guests, for any sized event. So if you’re a restaurant, hotel or conference centre, this system is a must-have.
Eden Public Relations
Sponsor of Special Achievement Award
Eden is an independent, professional and creative public and press relations consultancy based in Nottingham, which specialises in supporting clients requiring a greater share of voice at local, regional and national level. Our strength lies in strategic and hands-on advice and implementation. The team has a wide range of experience across both business to consumer and business to business sectors and takes a high level of ownership of both strategy and delivery.
Joint managing director at Eden Public Relations Isabel Jones said: “We’re delighted to see the Nottingham Restaurant and Bar Awards back with a bang this year. We’ve picked to sponsor the Best Young Talent: Front of House Category, because for us outstanding service is as key to our business as it is to the hospitality sector. Nottingham’s growth as an amazing leisure and retail destination has really put the city on the map. Being part of the NRBA awards is a great way for us to support that growth and help us to shine a light on ambitious young talent in the industry.”
FHP Property Consultants
Sponsor of Best New Restaurant
Recognised as a market leader in the commercial property market, delivering a personal, no nonsense and forward thinking approach, FHP Property Consultants also has dedicated teams offering consultancy advice and in-depth knowledge in the retail, leisure, office and industrial sectors. Whether buying, leasing, selling or letting, FHP Property Consultants have over twenty-five years’ experience to help any client, independent or chain, make an informed choice.
Through its Property Management Team, FHP Property Consultants provide a full range of property services including valuations, rent reviews, lease renewals and challenging the new rateable values.
Director, David Hargreaves, comments “FHP Property Consultants was an original sponsor back in 2003 and continues to be completely supportive of the Nottingham Restaurant, now Restaurant and Bar Awards. What’s good for the industry is good for the region.” David adds “In sponsoring the Best New Restaurant Award, we continue to invest in the local economy by supporting fresh and innovative businesses into the city and county.”
Sponsor of Best Dining Pub
Freedom Brewery has been brewing distinctive beer that has always stood apart from the mainstream since 1995. A move away from London and into the country allowed Freedom Brewery to develop sustainable production methods including the use of local spring water and the ability to define their own brewing process that allows for a better and truly distinctive beer and choice of lagers for their customers. No gimmicks just great taste. Born in the city, brewed in the country.
Maria Guedes comments “Aligning with the Nottingham Restaurant and Bar Awards was an easy decision to make. The Freedom range of premium lagers and pale ale are born of quality in the same way the NRBA is, we are delighted to be supporting this event.”
Best Young Talent, Front of House
GoDine.co.uk is the number one restaurant guide and booking website in the East Midlands & South Yorkshire. Over 42,000 diners use Go Dine every month to find and book restaurants in their area.
For diners, Go Dine offers the best restaurant guide experience around. Each listing is equipped with beautiful photography, up-to-date menus, verified user reviews, offers and virtual tours.
Restaurants who become full Members benefit from receiving bookings directly from Go Dine users, reaching thousands of extra local diners a month, and free marketing support and promotion by our team of experts.”
“We’re thrilled to be sponsoring Best Young Talent, Front of House at this year’s awards. We always see reviews on our restaurant guide that show that its service which makes a restaurant go from ‘great’ to ‘exceptional’. There are so many brilliant venues in the city which demonstrate that fantastic ethos. ”
Go Dine Digital
Sponsor of Nottinghamshire Restaurant of the Year
Go dine digital is a digital marketing agency that specialise in marketing for the restaurant industry.
We do more than just grow a venue’s online presence – we get customers through the door and generate a measurable increase in revenue.
Our clients range from national brands to award-winning independents, and we go above and beyond for all of them, providing digital marketing services across all major digital channels. As a results-driven agency, we're focused on delivering tangible results both online and within restaurants.
“We’re delighted to be sponsoring restaurant of the year – Nottingham is our home and delivering digital marketing for restaurants is our passion so being involved with the awards is a perfect fit for us and great opportunity to be part of celebrating the amazing dining culture we have!”
Best Neighbourhood Venue
Founded in Nottingham in 1975, Hopwells is a family-owned independent wholesaler of premium frozen foods. Supplying restaurants, pubs and bars over the majority of the country as well as schools and colleges, museums, art galleries, health clubs and golf courses.
To find out about Hopwell’s exceptional foods and phenomenal customer service, please visit www.hopwells.com or call 0115 929 1101.
“Good food is a key ingredient to a happy life – that’s what we believe. So we’re delighted to be a sponsor of Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards and help celebrate Nottingham’s vibrant food scene,” comments Ashley Hopwell, Commercial Director.
Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID) is a not for profit organisation that delivers a range of projects and activities for the benefit its members – businesses and organisations in the retail, leisure, office and education sectors within a defined area of Nottingham city centre.
Its aim is to position Nottingham as a city of choice for shopping, leisure, work and study by delivering a range of initiatives, often in partnership with other organisations. Its consumer brand is It’s in Nottingham.
It’s in Nottingham is the brand used by Nottingham BID to promote the city to consumers, through the delivery of a range of campaigns and events such as Nottingham Cocktail Week. It also has a dedicated website and social media accounts.
Sponsor of Best Young Talent, Back of House
Nottingham College was formed in June 2017 following the merger of Central College and New College. The College enrols over 20,000 students a year across 10 sites on making it one of the largest in the country. It offers courses for school leavers for 16+, university level courses, part-time courses for adults and bespoke training for business.
As well as offering catering and hospitality courses at all levels, College students help run the Adams Brasserie, a unique training restaurant set in the Adams Building in the heart of Nottingham’s Lace Market which is open to the public and has a 4.5 Star rating on Trip Advisor.
Owen Taylor & Son
Sponsor of Best Sunday Lunch Venue
A family run business, Owen Taylor & Sons have been butchers since 1922, supplying both retail and catering customers across the East Midlands. The vast majority of our beef, pork and lamb is sourced from farms in the Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire counties, then brought to our site for maturation and preparation to our customers specifications. Other livestock is routinely sourced from neighbouring areas including Staffordshire, South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland to satisfy our customers from the wider region. All this ensures quality, freshness and seasonality delivered with excellent service and in-depth knowledge that has served our customers well.
Richard Taylor, Managing Director, comments “Owen Taylor is once again delighted to be supporting the industry through the Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards. We’ve gained an excellent reputation in working closely with the region’s best restaurants, hotels, bars and pubs, and these Awards allow us to recognise and reward the quality and talent we have here in Nottinghamshire.”
Sponsor of Best New Bar, Pub or Dining Pub
As the UK’s No1 firm of alcohol licensing solicitors we have one mission: to work with you to get the best alcohol, entertainment and gambling licences you need to run your operations exactly how you want to. Our solicitors will help you solve a range of licensing problems, from objections received regarding applications through to reviews, health and safety issues and representation in hearings. And we help every size of business, ranging from small independent operators in Nottingham through to some of the largest and most ambitious national leisure brands. Our portfolio includes restaurants, pubs, hotels, nightclubs, cinemas and outdoor events.
Lisa Sharkey, Managing Partner, comments: “Though we are very well known across the UK we are also proud of our Nottingham heritage which stretches back almost 25 years. The founders of the firm, Susanna Poppleston and Jeremy Allen, were well known in Nottingham’s leisure sector before launching Poppleston Allen. What’s more, Jeremey was Nottingham born and bred and Susanna has lived in the city since the age of 9! So for us to be part of the Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards in a city we call home was an ideal fit and one which we believe will benefit all involved.”
Sponsor of Best Real Ale Pub
Russell Scanlan is the largest independent insurance broker in Nottingham. Established in 1881, over the years Russell Scanlan has developed and prospered, offering corporate and small business insurance as well as private client services and most recently has added specialist packages for breweries and distilleries to its suite of services.
Managing Director, Bryan Banbury, said: “We’re thrilled to be sponsoring these awards which will acknowledge the pure talent and passion in the bar and restaurant sector in Nottingham. We selected Best Pub or Bar category because it fits so well with our specialist knowledge of the brewing sector, as the first insurance provider to offer coverage for the brewery and craft beer industry through our Masterbrew team.”
Santander & Elavon
Best Service Team
Santander & Elavon have joined forces to offer the region’s hospitality industry cohesive financial advice and services to benefit any and all venues.
Elavon has been a leader in processing payments for over twenty five years, leveraging the world’s best technologies for our customers, from large worldwide enterprises to locally-owned small businesses. We provide powerful payment solutions for all payment types and processing environments, ensuring that your business remains well connected.
From start-ups to established businesses, Santander iswe’re committed to helping businesses prosper and passionate about providing businesses with the support they need to help turn goals into reality. Starting up and running a business can be challenging and it’s often difficult to know where to find help. SantanderWe could help your company realise its true potential, from helping to grow your network locally or further afield, to arranging finance to help fund new technology or equipment.
All applications are subject to status and criteria.
For more details on how Santander & Elavon can help your business, contact Edel Bertram at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor of the NRBA Awards Ceremony Photobooth
Stokes Tea & Coffee has been a family-run business since it was established by R. W. Stokes in 1902. Our vast range of tea and coffee is sourced, blended, roasted and packed in the heart of Lincoln. We offer both retail and wholesale products and have three cafes that serve delicious local produce as well as our signature tea and coffee. From delis to cafes, restaurants and hotels, Stokes’ artisan blended teas and luxury coffees have featured on menus ever since the business began.
Nick Peel, Managing Director at Stokes, said: “This is our first time sponsoring the Nottingham Restaurant and Bar Awards and we are delighted to be supporting the event. The awards are a fantastic marker of success and we’re looking forward to seeing which venues come out on top.”
The Worm That Turned in Association with Fermob
Best Outdoor Space
The Worm that Turned supplies many of the UK’s leading Cafe’s, Hotels and Restaurants with outdoor furniture, lighting and décor from its base in Nottingham. Their showroom on Derby Road is ‘more Kings Road than Derby Road’ and offers plenty of inspiration and ideas for both commercial and domestic settings.
In association with leading manufacturer Fermob whose furniture graces hospitality venues throughout the globe and creates innovative stylish furniture in 24 different colours, the drive is on to find, recognise and reward those venues that ensure their outdoor space is as special as any part of their offering.
Stuart Isbister, Managing Director of The Worm that Turned, said “Fermob have been working with us for over a decade here in the UK. We are now the leading UK retailer of the brand and carry large stocks through the year. For larger projects we like to work with at least a couple of months notice and we can provide swatches, 3D images, drawings or mood boards for your project of both Fermob and all the other manufacturers we represent. We are looking forward to finding the venue that goes the extra mile outdoors."