Batemans annual Rewarding Success Awards recognise the hard work, dedication and commitment of the people who run Batemans pubs. Framed certificates, trophies & hampers are on offer in nine categories, from Cellar Management to Publican of the Year. Whilst the awards are open to all Batemans business owners, only the very best make it to the podium.

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The 2020 Rewarding Success Luncheon was held in February at the Brewery Visitors Centre in Wainfleet.  The prestigious event was attended by over 60 of the most committed Batemans business owners, as well as brewery suppliers and members of the key brewery support team.


Plough at Nettleham Scoops Top Award

Top spot in 2020 was claimed by Joanne MacPhee and Christos Papadopoulos of the Plough Inn, Nettleham, who won ‘Batemans Pub of the Year’ in recognition of five years of hard work and exceptional endeavour, that took their pub from 175 to over 500 brls pa.

Joanne Said, ‘Christos & I are delighted that the time and effort that we’ve put into turning the Plough into the business it’s become today has been recognised.  We’re grateful for the support Batemans has shown us and we’re looking forward to being back here next year.’

Stuart Bateman, added, ‘The Plough is an amazing business and a great example of how a properly constructed tenancy brewery relationship can bear fruit for everyone involved.  I’m absolutely thrilled for the team at The Plough and the brewery staff that have supported them.’


The Batemans ‘Profit Partnership’ Difference

Batemans existing business owners and free trade customers as well as licensees from outside the region, who are looking for a new business, are all attracted to running a Batemans pub due to the brewery’s unique Profit Partnership ethos.

The brewery’s Profit Partner tenancy agreement, rewards hard work in that Batemans will not subject their pubs to rent reviews nor remove access to Free Trade cash and carry pricing , no matter how successful a pub becomes .

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If you’re interested in running a Batemans pub or would like to know how you can get on the podium at next years’ awards, please contact Batemans Profit Partnership team on 01754 880317.