During challenging times for the entire hospitality industry, we wanted to take the time to recognise one of our clients and celebrate a moment of joy, after the amazing win for Hickory’s Smokehouse, who were recently crowned Best Brand & Concept at the prestigious Publican Awards in London.

Born out of an inspirational road trip founder Neil took to the Deep South back in 2008, the first Hickory’s Smokehouse was launched in Chester, UK in 2010. The team now have 14 sites across the North West and Midlands.

Judges said: ‘Hickory’s is a brand that has created a fantastic fusion of community focused, sports-led pubs with an outstanding food offer which offers a little something to please everyone.’