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10th October 2023

The Licensed Trade Charity celebrates 2023 award winners

The Licensed Trade Charity (LTC), the industry charity supporting drinks professionals in need, with emotional support, specialist advice and financial assistance, celebrated the incredible professionals and businesses from across the drinks sector at its annual awards dinner last Thursday at Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London.

Hosted by former international rugby player Martin Bayfield and senior leaders from the Charity, the LTC recognised the Charity’s leading supporters, volunteers, and fundraisers with winners of the 2023 awards including:

  • Fleet Street – Partnerships Award
  • Barons Pub Company – Staff Wellbeing Award (under 250 sites)
  • Punch Pubs – Staff Wellbeing Award (over 251 sites)
  • Alison Lee-Savage, LSG Purchasing – Fundraiser of the Year

Celebrating with the award winners were staff, supporters, volunteers, and trustees of the LTC, whose ongoing support is vital for the Charity’s continued ability to assist so many people within the industry. Joining them were event sponsors Venners, Gig Realm, Curious Brewery, Phantom Brewing Co, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Bums on Seats, Dark Horse Wine, Lucky Saint Beer, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Madrí Excepcional, ProfessionalSecurity and Warren’s Gin, who all made the event possible, along with event organisers Inntegra.

The awards evening was proceeded by the Licensed Trade Charity’s annual general meeting, with staff from across the Charity providing an update on its impact, and an overview of the vital support delivered by the LTC in 2022, which included assisting 36,606 people from the licensed trade, while awarding over £2.02 million in grants and services.

Jim Brewster, CEO of the Licesened Trade Charity said “Congratulatons to all of the winners at this year’s awards, the energy and passion with which you serve the industry and support the charity in its mission to help people in need, from across the sector, is truly inspiring.

A huge thank you to our sponsors, supporters, volunteers and trustees, because of your tireless effort, we have been able to provide significant relief to the industry and its people, in the face of unprecedented challenges.”

-ENDS-

For more information on the Licensed Trade Charity, please contact Mick Steward at Fleet Street:

LTC@fsc.uk.com

About the Licensed Trade Charity

Founded in 1793, the Licensed Trade Charity has been helping drinks people for over 200 years, however, the work the charity does for the industry has never been more important. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, LTC has supported 155k people facing a crisis with practical, emotional, and financial support. However, the charity’s ambition going into 2023 is to spread the word even further about the grants and services it can provide so that it can help even more people in need across the drinks trade.

Central to the Licensed Trade Charity’s service is its invaluable 24-hour free helpline that is there day and night to give people the support they need, whenever they need it. Many reach out to the LTC helpline for support with their mental wellbeing, with the charity providing practical guidance and emotional support. However, the helpline and website are vital first steps, allowing the Licensed Trade Charity to assess the care needed for its users. Many of its beneficiaries come first through the helpline and then speak to a specialist support team or trained counsellors for support in all areas of social, mental wellbeing and financial aid who will provide help on a confidential basis.

The spectrum of support drinks people can receive from the Licensed Trade Charity is vast, it really is a one stop shop, covering everything from employment advice to one off grants up to £5,000 that might go towards helping with rent arrears, having a new washing machine fitted or providing new school uniform for children. Of course, the level of support industry professionals can receive is dependent upon length of service and grants are means tested but all resources are completely free. The charity even runs three fully funded independent schools, providing education to many children from the sector. Through its bank of specialists and dedicated staff, the Licensed Trade Charity is perfectly positioned to stop an issue turning into a crisis.

You can find out more about the Licensed Trade Charity by visiting its website https://www.licensedtradecharity.org.uk/

The Licensed Trade Charity helpline is 0808 801 0550.

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For more information on the Licensed Trade Charity, please contact Mick Steward at Fleet Street:

LTC@fsc.uk.com

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