Sheffield’s Best Bar None (BBN) scheme has scooped the top prize in the national Best Bar None Awards. Sheffield BBN was voted ‘Best Overall Scheme’ in England and Wales at a prestigious ceremony held in the House of Lords last week.
Best Bar None is a government-backed scheme that sees the alcohol industry working with local authorities and the police to promote responsible drinking and higher professional licensing standards in bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants.
After narrowly missing out to Plymouth last year, Sheffield was voted as having the biggest overall impact in the community in the past year. Through initiatives such as “Ask for Angela” and the BBN app, Sheffield have continued to be at the forefront of innovation.
Tracey Ford, Scheme Coordinator for Sheffield, said: “We are absolutely over the moon to have been recognised for having the Best Overall Scheme”.
“We have a track record of asking, listening and then delivering initiatives that address issues in the wider community… We have worked hard to integrate Best Bar None into Sheffield’s night-time economy and also to generate public awareness about the scheme. We are all so pleased that our efforts have been recognised nationally.”
Download the Best Bar None app, ‘the one-stop guide to a safe night’ and ‘a must for new students and visitors to the city’. The app uses GPS to help you navigate the city’s safest venues.