PASSION for the industry has seen Anna Clissold recognised for her work as a manager for pub operator Admiral Taverns.
Anna, who is the group’s business development manager for Hampshire, was crowned BDM of the Year at the UK Hospitality Operations Managers Awards 2018.
Anna joined Admiral Taverns in 2012 and runs the group’s estate of pubs in Hampshire, working with her licensees and supporting them to develop thriving and sustainable pub-businesses.
Over the last seven months she has competed alongside the industry’s finest talent to scoop this prestigious award.
Kevin Georgel, CEO of Admiral Taverns, said: ‘The UK Hospitality Awards shine a light on the best operations talent in our industry. Our BDMs play a crucial role in our approach and we are so proud to have our very own Anna deservedly recognised as ‘best in class’ in the field.
‘Anna’s dedication and passion is relentless. She draws on a wealth of experience that she has gathered over the course of her 16 years in the trade, as a champion for her licensees and the authentic community pubs that they run. Well done Anna from us all here at Admiral.’
Anna said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to have received this accolade and would like to thank the entire team for this incredible honour.
‘I’m passionate about this industry. I have a great team behind me and the dedication and entrepreneurialism that I see day to day from the licensees I work with is truly inspiring.’