We believe that the interests of responsible, entrepreneurial pub businesses need to be aligned to the interests of their local communities and consumers. We seek to provide a friendly, safe and controlled environment as well as promoting the key contribution pubs can make to their local community. Some of our key initiatives and activities are outlined below.
Community Heroes awards recognise our publicans and the exceptional contribution they make to their local communities. They are designed to encourage and recognise publicans who have gone above and beyond the call of duty, having a positive impact at the heart of the community they serve.
We are in the third year of the awards and have attracted over three hundred entrants from all over the country.
Our Community Heroes awards honour publicans who make a real difference to their community. We have committed to invest £1 million over a ten-year period.
The national winner receives £6,000 to invest in their local community, the national runner up receives £5,000 and the other 52 regional winners receive between £3000 and £500.
We continue to support the philosophy and ethos of The Prince of Wales's 'Pub is the Hub' campaign, encouraging rural publicans to diversify and deliver a wider range of services to the communities they serve. This will help secure the longer term success of the pub and keep it at the heart of the local community. Many of
our publicans have developed a range of community services including post offices, village shops and even 'out of hours' shop vending machines selling everyday essentials.
The Enterprise Charity Committee was formed in 2013 with the remit to allocate a discretionary spend for charity. The majority of donations are used to encourage charitable giving through employees taking part in charity events and in July 2014 we were proud to partner with Cancer Research UK's fund raising BBQ.
We support a number of key trade bodies and associations including The BBPA (British Beer & Pub Association). The BBPA are the leading body representing Britain's brewers and pub companies and strive to promote and protect one of the nation's most iconic and important industries.
We work with the Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations (FLVA), an organisation looking after the business interests of self-employed licensees in the licensed trade.
The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) is the professional body for the licensed retail sector and it has charitable status and a remit to raise professional standards. We work closely with the BII on a variety of initiatives that support our publicans and the industry; we assist all new Enterprise publicans with their subscription to the BII.
Sharing best practice
We are committed to encouraging all our publicans to support the communities they serve and we encourage them to share their successes and ideas. Our monthly publican magazine
'Deals & Ideas' shares best practice and celebrates our publican's achievements.
We also have lots of hits and tips on our website as well as 'Making the most of guides' and 'The knowledge' to support our publicans' efforts.
Victoria MacDonald of The Cellar House has been awarded the Enterprise Community Heroes Award 2015
Take a look at some of our award winning publicans.