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Punch has recognised eighteen of its Publicans at the Midlands and North West 2016 Regional Publican of the Year event.

In the third event of its kind held this year across the UK, each Punch Development Manager and New Business Manager in the Midlands and North West Region nominated a Publican deserving of Special Recognition, and then their overall Area Winner.

The event, held at Pesto in Widnes, saw all of the Punch Publicans personally recognised in a speech by their Punch Development Manager, citing their achievements and success during the last twelve months and why they had achieved the accolade.

In the finale of the night, the overall winner for the whole of the Region was named as Pauline Stephenson of the Deysbrook, Liverpool.

Punch Regional Operations Director Paul Linton commented: “These awards are our opportunity to show our appreciation for the hard work and dedication shown by our Publicans, and it was a fantastic night for all of us. It was such a difficult decision to pick an overall winner as a high level of skill, enthusiasm and dedication to great hospitality was on display in every business; but Pauline is a worthy winner.”

The full list of winners is as follows:

Pub Location Publican Award
Deysbrook Liverpool Pauline Stephenson Area Winner and Overall Recognition Winner
Hightown Hotel Liverpool Geoff Miller Special Recognition
Pont Y Pair Betws-Y-Coed Steve & Linda Special Recognition
White Lion Hotel Machynlleth Michelle & Alan Area Winner
Old Swan Dudley Tim Newey Special Recognition
Sun on the Hill Birmingham Andy Twigg Area Winner
Albion Broseley Gavin & Leanne Humphreyson New Business Area Winner
Ferry Wallasey Christina & Andy Powell New Business Special Recognition
Hop Pole Crewe Russell & Jackie Special Recognition
Oddfellows Arms Northwich Rod Clansey Area Winner
Nags Head Shrewsbury Russell Preece Special Recognition
Woodman Wolverhampton Julie Carey Area Winner
Three Horsehoes Tamworth Barbara Baldwin Special Recognition
Horns Inn Rugeley Steve & Marie Barnes Area Winner
Grosvenor Arms Chester Pat Wild Special Recognition
Hazel Pear Northwich Steve & Marie Barnes Area Winner

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