ALMR names winners of Operations Managers Awards 2015

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ALMR names winners of Operations Managers Awards 2015

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Caren Geering of Admiral Taverns, Martha Ingham of Mitchells & Butlers and David Bigio of Thwaites have been announced winners of the 2015 Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) Operations Managers Awards. 

The trio was handed their awards in front of 1,200 members of the industry at the ALMR Christmas Lunch at Old Billingsgate, London earlier today.

Geering was named Business Development Manager of the Year while Ingham picked up Area Manager of the Year. Bigio was named the 2015 Rising Star.

Judges said they were impressed by the 'enthusiasm, professionalism and passion' for licensed retail displayed by the three winners, demonstrated during an extensive judging process comprising written paper, in the field assessment with mentor judges and a gruelling interview.

Nick Bish, founder of the ALMR Operations Managers Awards said: "This has been another great competition with impressive finalists right across the spectrum - now from casual dining brands, the late night operators again and of course the market-leading mainstream managed and leased businesses. The energy and professionalism of the Awards finalists is self-evident and hugely reassuring for the future trajectory and reputation of our industry.”

All finalists were observed by the judges in a series of on-site visits before undergoing an intensive three day strategy and leadership MasterClass led by Chris Nichols from Ashridge Consulting, at the Alveston Manor in Stratford-upon-Avon. 

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