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6th April 2022

Entries are being sought for the National Pubwatch Awards 2022

National Pubwatch chief executive Steve Baker OBE holding one of the new award trophies

Entries are being sought for the prestigious National Pubwatch Awards 2022, which recognise the work of local pubwatch schemes and their efforts to provide safe drinking environments for customers and staff.

Finalists will get to attend a prestigious awards dinner in House of Lords on 18th October 2022.

Do you think that your pubwatch scheme deserves recognition?  Do you have evidence of the schemes good practice? Has it made a real impact on safety in the evening and night-time economy?

If the answer is yes then National Pubwatch wants to hear from you.

The 2021 award winner was the Bedfordshire ‘Bedsafe’ scheme. Its chairman Mark Judd, licensee of The Pilgrims Progress in Bedford town centre, said: “Our award has been well received in the community and as a result we feel that we are stronger together and the night-time economy is thriving.

“On a personal level, being invited to attend the House of Lords was one of the great highlights of my career.”

Chair of National Pubwatch Steve Baker OBE said: “One of main aims is to promote good practice and what better way to do than giving people the opportunity to enter for a national award which celebrates achievement at a truly prestigious event.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to promote the work of a local Pubwatch scheme and receive recognition at a national level.”

To submit an on-line application to enter the National Pubwatch Awards 2022 now go to

Editor’s Notes: 

National Pubwatch was set up in 1997 as a voluntary organisation by three founders Raoul De Vaux, a licensee and magistrate, Malcolm Eidmans, a former police chief superintendent and licensee Bill Stone.

Its key aim to help achieve a safe, secure and social drinking environment in all licensed premises throughout the UK.  National Pubwatch now supports over 800 Pubwatches across the UK.

In 2013, a survey conducted by Dr Alex Kenyon at Leeds Metropolitan University, surveyed nearly 1,200 licensees, councillors and police representatives and found that almost two-thirds said that their local Pubwatch scheme contributed to a decrease in the amount of alcohol-related violence in their premises and local area. While 94% said it was important for National Pubwatch to offer support and advice for new schemes, an equal percentage said it was important in providing ongoing support.

Press release from National Pubwatch

If you need anymore information please contact Steve Baker on 07944030555 or