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Nominations for 2018 Dusk til Dawn now open

03 August 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Pernille Thomsen
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Nominations for the 2018 UKHospitality Dusk ‘til Dawn Late Night Awards, the annual celebration of the UK’s late night hospitality sector, are now open.

The eight categories in which the awards will recognise the best in the dynamic late night sector are:

Best Late Night Food
Best Late Night Drink
Best Late Night Entertainment
Best Service and Team Development
Best Marketing and Promotions
Best Late Night Bar
Best Late Night Club
Best Late Night Company

The Awards will be handed out at the annual Dusk ‘til Dawn event on Monday 8 October and will follow the Bar and Nightclub Conference held at BAFTA, Piccadilly Circus in association with Propel.

UKHospitality Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said: “The Dusk ‘til Dawn awards are a fantastic celebration of a vibrant and exciting sector, and we are pleased to bring them to Café de Paris for the fourth consecutive year.

“The quality of nominations over recent years has been extremely high and I am looking forward to this year’s competition immensely. Late-night venues are some of the most important assets of town and city centres across the UK and the evening is a celebration of the vital work they do.

“The nominations are open to both UKHospitality members and non-members and we are encouraging businesses to get involved and celebrate the venues that contribute so much both culturally and economically.”

Nominations can be made online now before the closing date on 12 September.

Notes to editors

  • UKHospitality is the new trade body representing the UK’s hospitality sector, established following a merger approved in February 2018 between the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and the British Hospitality Association (BHA)
  • UKHospitality is the authoritative voice for over 700 companies, operating around 65,000 venues in a sector that employs 3.2 million people
  • The body speaks on behalf of a wide range of leisure and ‘out-of-home’ businesses, from FTSE 100 enterprises to niche groups and independent single-site operators
  • For the first time, the sector has a single voice bringing together businesses from all aspects of hospitality; coffee shops, hotels, serviced apartments, pubs, restaurants, leisure parks, nightclubs, contract caterers, entertainment, stadia and visitor attractions
  • Engaging with government, the media and the public, UKHospitality works to develop a robust case on how to unlock the industry’s full potential as the biggest engine for growth in the economy and ensure that the industry’s needs are effectively represented
  • The sector creates £130bn in economic activity and generates £38bn of tax for the Exchequer, funding vital services
  • Hospitality represents 10% of UK employment, 6% of businesses and 5% of GDP
  • Hospitality is the 3rd largest private sector employer in the UK; double the size of financial services and bigger than automotive, pharmaceuticals and aerospace combined
  • Member benefits include free advice and expert guidance on regulation, finance and health and safety as well as savings on services from carefully selected business partners.



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