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18th November 2019

Call for nominations: Imbibe Personality of the Year Awards

It’s time to celebrate your industry peers as nominations for 2020’s Imbibe Personality of the Year (POTY) Awards are now open!

And all you have to do is nominate who you think deserves a big, glittering trophy here.

Now in its landmark 10th year, the competition is a chance for the best of the UK drinks industry to gather together and celebrate those who have really stood out over the last 12 months.

With past winners including Marcis Dzelzainis & Michael Sager, Bobby Hiddleston & Mia Johansson, Ryan Chetiyawardana, Ago Perrone, Christine Parkinson, the late Gérard Basset MW OBE and many more, 2020’s winners will be in rather fine company.

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, POTY 2020 will feature two new awards. The addition of the Trailblazer Award is in recognition of someone who is a driving force for social, environmental and economic responsibility in any sphere of the drinks industry.

We will also be presenting somebody who has won a POTY award over the last 10 years with our POTY Personality of the Decade Award, voted for exclusively by our industry panel.

This year’s categories

Bar Owner of the Year
Bar Team of the Year
Bartender of the Year
Restaurant Personality of the Year
Sommelier of the Year
Pub Personality of the Year
Innovator of the Year
Trailblazer Award
Educator of the Year
Hot Stuff Award
Industry Legend Award

Read the category explanations on our entry form

So, who is shaking things up, making their mark, and flying the flag for the UK drinks industry in 2020? All you have to do to submit your nominations is follow this link and have your say.

Once we’ve got your nominations, the Imbibe editorial team – with input from industry experts – will draw up a vetted shortlist. From the shortlist, a panel of industry experts will then vote to select 2020’s winners.

Nominations close on 2 December 2019.

Submit your nominations here.

Please note: As Imbibe is a magazine for on-trade drinks professionals we’re looking for nominees in these categories who are actively involved with preparing, buying or selling drinks.