Supported by the Home Office Best Bar None promotes responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises.
It was piloted in Manchester in 2003 and found to improve standards in the night time economy, with premises now competing to participate. It has since been adopted by 75 town and cities across the UK with Torquay holding its launch event at Pier Point Restaurant & Bar on Wednesday 20 January.
The aim of the Best Bar None scheme in Torquay is to reduce alcohol-related crime, antisocial behaviour and increase business, through the delivery of education, training and the promotion of best practice, to broaden the appeal of Torquay – more especially the evening and night-time economy.
Confirmed sponsors are Bays Brewery, LWC, Patronus Security and Shadow Security.
Responsible owners are recognised by an assessment process with a high profile awards ceremony with category winners and overall winner later in the year.
The steering committee has been formed which includes members pictured: Dave Footitt – JDs Bar, Michelle Wood, Trevor Staveley – Torbay Street Pastors, James Hopkins – The London Inn, Vicky Booty – Torbay Council, Carol Stapleton – Shadow Security and Emma Gibson, Chair – The Green Ginger.
Any operator who wishes to learn more about the scheme is invited to the launch event at Pier Point at 2pm on Wednesday 20 January.
Speakers on the afternoon will be Mick McDonnell – Best Bar None National Co-ordinator, Emma Gibson – Torquay Best Bar None Chair, Supt Glen Mayhew – Police Commander, Dave Thomas on behalf of Kevin Foster MP, Vicky Booty – Torbay Council.