Why take part in the Best Bar None?

There are lots of great reasons to sign up to take part in Best Bar None in Scotland.

  • Help and support – We’ll give you advice on ways to make your business safer, improve standards and be more sustainable – and give guidance on the latest policies and legal requirements.
  • Training – We’ll advise you on opportunities for your staff to access formal training in issues such as drug awareness, conflict management, vulnerable people and duty of care, social media and counter terrorism.
  • Assessment – Taking part in Best Bar None offers you an annual assessment of your venue. (We base this on Licensing Scotland objectives). The assessment can help your day-to-day practices, in turn making you more attractive to customers (boosting your profitability).
  • Awards – Depending on your progress in the scheme, you’ll be given a bronze, silver or gold award – which you can display on your premises. We’ll also invite you to a local awards ceremony to share your success (and get extra attention for your business). Leading businesses are also invited to take part in our national awards scheme. Normally awards take place in the spring of each year.
  • Extra recognition – In addition, we publicise the success of venues through our website, social media channels (Facebook and Twitter) and by helping Best Bar None venues get press coverage in the local and national press.
  • Insurance savings – Accredited premises can also make savings on insurance of between 10 and 20 per cent. Read more about the insurance benefits on this website.
  • Partnerships – Taking part in Best Bar None will bring you into contact with a range of public and private sector partners to help you and your business.

Read our factsheet on the four simple steps to achievement and award status

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