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18th October 2019

Stonegate Pub Company’s Ian Payne MBE presented with the Icon Award at UK Hospitality’s Dusk ‘til Dawn Late Night Awards

Ian Payne MBE, Chairman Stonegate Pub Company

Last night, Chairman of Stonegate Pub Company, Ian Payne MBE, was presented with the Icon Award at UK Hospitality’s Dusk ‘til Dawn Late Night Awards at a ceremony held at Troxy in London.

The Dusk ’til Dawn Late Night Awards is the annual celebration of the UK’s late night hospitality sector. Covering all aspects of the late night scene, the event honours the most exciting and innovative business and leading late night operators.

Ian was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) last year, after working in the hospitality sector for 46 years. He founded Stonegate Pub Company, of which he is currently Chairman, in 2010.

Ian said: “I am deeply honoured and incredibly proud to have won this award. It is a fantastic surprise. I would like to thank all of the people who have helped me in so many ways over the years.”

UKHospitality Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said: “A special thanks needs to go to this year’s Icon Award recipient, Ian Payne. He has been a long-standing and hard-working champion of the sector and deserves to be recognised and praised. He is truly a legend of the late-night sector with a dedication to, and passion for, late-night hospitality that is without equal.”

Stonegate Pub Company also won the Best Marketing and Promotions Award at the ceremony.

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Editor’s notes:

About Stonegate Pub Company

Stonegate Pub Company is the largest privately held managed pub operator in the UK, with revenues in excess of £800m and we employ over 14,000 people. The company has 772 pubs, split into two divisions, Branded, comprising: Slug & Lettuce, Walkabout, Be At One, Venues; and Traditional comprising: Proper Pubs, Town Pub & Kitchen, Classic Inns and Common Room.

2019 – UK Hospitality’s Dusk ‘til Dawn Late Night Awards – Icon Award (Ian Payne MBE)

2019 – UK Hospitality’s Dusk ‘til Dawn Late Night Awards – Best Marketing and Promotions Award

2019 – Great British Pub Awards – Best LGBTQ+ Pub

2019 – BII Scotland Awards – Best Operator for Training

2019 – Ian Payne MBE, Lifetime Achievement Award, Retailers Retailer of the Year; Investor of the Year TDR Capital, Retailers Retailer of the Year

2019 – Two Menu Innovation & Development Awards (MIDAS): Slug & Lettuce best menu – Premium High Street Pub; Walkabout best menu -Town & City Pub

2019 – Publican Awards (five awards): Best Community Pub Operator, Best Pub Employer (501+ employees), Best Managed Pub Company (51+ sites), Best Drinks Offer, Business Leader of the Year – Chief Executive, Simon Longbottom

2018 – Late Night Awards – Best Service & Team Development and Best Late Night Company

2018 – Licensed Trade Charity – Outstanding Corporate Contribution Award

2018 – Great British Pub Awards (two awards) – Best LGBTQ+ and Best Sports Pub

2018 – APPBG PUBAID Corporate Charity Fundraiser Award

2018 – Publican Awards – Best Late Night Operator

2017 – Great British Pub Awards (three awards) – Best Pub Garden, Best Entertainment and Best Sports Pub

2017 – Publican Awards (two awards) – Best Managed Pub Company; and Best Late Night Operator (plus highly commended Best Employer)

2017 – Menu Innovation and Development Award (MIDAS) - Premium High Street Pub (TPK)

2017 – Retailers’ Retailer Award – Investor of the Year (TDR Capital)

2016 – BII National Industry Training Awards (NITA) (two awards) – Best Managed Company for Training; Lifetime Achievement Award for Chairman, Ian Payne

2016 – Great British Pub Awards – Best Sports Pub

2016 – Scottish Training Federation – Best Large Employer

2016 – HR Excellence Awards – Best Learning and Development Strategy

2016 – HR Distinction Awards (two awards) – Innovation for Digital & Social Media; People Development

2014 – (Three awards) – HR Distinction in Innovative Use of Technology; Publican - Business Leader of the Year, Chairman Ian Payne; MIDAS Best New Concept Missoula, Montana Bar & Grill

2013 – (Two awards) – Publican award Best Pub Employer; MIDAS City and Bar Dining award Slug and Lettuce.