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18th September 2023

Everards crowned Employer of the Year at the Niche Business Awards!

The Niche Business Awards were held last Friday night, first established in 2014 the awards ceremony is now in it’s 9th year. Now one of the most popular dates on the Leicestershire business calendar, the #NicheBizAwards have seen more than 3,000 nominations over the years and awarded some of the hardest working and most successful individuals, businesses, and charities in Leicestershire.

One successful winner at this year’s awards night was Everards of Leicestershire who took home the ‘Employer of the year’ award.

“We had a great night on Friday at the Niche Business Awards, made even better to have been announced ‘Employer of the Year’!

We’re super proud to have won this award! Over the past few years, we’ve welcomed many new people to the team with the opening of our new homes at Optimus Point and Everards Meadows.

The judges were impressed by our long-term commitment to developing people and our comprehensive benefits package available to the whole team. They also saw that we love to support our wider community and have lots of fun along the way! We’re delighted that this award; it’s a true reflection of our fantastic team!” said office coordinator Abbie from Everards.

The Employer of the Year award was sponsored by KSAB Law, who handed out the awards to the winning Everards team on the night.

Niche looks forward to celebrating their 10th awards ceremony next year and Everards hopes to be up for this award again.

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Notes to editor:


About Everards:

Everards of Leicestershire is an independent, family business based in Leicestershire. Chairman, Julian Everard is the sixth generation of his family to run the business since it was established by William Everard in 1849. Everards are proud to work with lots of local businesses and causes – from Leicester Tigers and Leicester Riders, for which Tiger is the Official Beer, to supporting local charities such as Warning Zone, Age UK and PROSTaid.


Tiger Copper Ale (4.2 per cent ABV) is Everards’ most famous beer and is the official beer of Leicester Tigers. On the bar alongside Tiger you will find Golden Hop (3.5 per cent ABV), Beacon Hill (3.8 per cent ABV), Sunchaser (4.0 per cent ABV) and Old Original (5.2 per cent ABV) available in many Everards pubs. In addition, an innovative range of Limited-Edition beers are released throughout the year.


Everards own more than 150 pubs across the Midlands, all run as independent businesses.

For further information please visit , search for ‘Everards’ on Facebook or find @Everards1849 on Twitter and Instagram


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