Best Bar None is a national award scheme for licensed premises - rewarding pubs, bars and nightclubs that provide good management, a safe and enjoyable environment for customers, discourage binge drinking and prevent alcohol-related crime.
It encourages licensees to act responsibly and take pride in their premises and surroundings and, in doing so, put something back into the town and their local community.
The biggest winners are residents and visitors to Wigan, who are able to reap the rewards of a town centre and borough that is more welcoming, attractive, lively and, above all, safe.
The UK wide scheme, backed by the Home Office and British Institute of Innkeepers has been a great success in over 100 other towns and cities across the UK.
It is part of a three year project working in partnership with alcohol-licensed premises to reduce alcohol related crime and harm, raise people's perceptions of Wigan and attract a more diverse range of customers.
The scheme is open to all pubs, bars and nightclubs currently in Wigan town centre. It focuses on public safety and customer care and offers each venue an opportunity to demonstrate that it is focused on such important issues as:
- Prevention of crime and disorder
- Public safety
- Prevention of public nuisance
- Protection of children from harm
- Effects alcohol can have on health and well being.
The benefits for licensees
The rewards for licensees include:
- Reduced rate training
- Free training in conflict management, child sexual exploitation and first aid
- The prestige of being part of the awards scheme with increased business within the area.