The ALMR has revealed the names of the winners of the 2017 ALMR Operations Managers Awards at a celebratory ceremony in central London.
The winners were announced at a standalone ceremony at the Pullman Hotel in Euston, London, following an exhaustive mentoring process and a rigorous weekend-long masterclass testing the finalists' enthusiasm, dynamism and business acumen.
The 2017 winners were:
- Business Development Manager of the Year: Yvonne Fraser from Greene King Pub Partners
- Area Manager of the Year: Emma Deabill of Yo! Sushi
- Rising Star: Adam Sykes of Fuller, Smith & Turner
ALMR chief executive Kate Nicholls said: "Congratulations to this year's winners, they should feel especially proud as the competition was particularly fierce and an exceptionally high standard.
"The ALMR Operations Awards are a fantastic asset, not only to the ALMR but to the entire sector. The sector is full of enterprising and talented individuals driving innovation across the sector and this competition does a great job spotlighting that talent."
ALMR Ops Awards founder Nick Bish said: "Each year the awards process seeks to reveal, prove and celebrate those individuals at the cutting edge of licensed hospitality. All of these men and women play a crucial role in the continuing success of the dynamic and exciting licensed retail hospitality sector."