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LCN 2018 – Award Sponsors

LCN 2018 – Award Sponsors






The Licensed & Catering News Awards are sponsored by the following businesses and organisations:

LinenCare – Overall Sponsor of the LCN Awards 2018

Linencare is now one of Ireland’s largest Linen supply companies. The fact they are a service business is the most important. Unusually for a hotel and restaurant laundry service company, most of their staff are long term and in some cases second generation. They are based in a village which gives them a very loyal workforce.

Working around the clock with your linen laundry so you don’t have to. Instead of the comfortable 9-5, their offices are made available when you need them the most. They know your workflow and your busy hours so they can look after you.

LinenCare | Linen Rental Services, Hotel Linen Laundry

Free up staff hours: Your payroll is for serving guests, not for running a laundry room. We do your hotel linen laundry at a lower cost and much more efficient. Laundry room problems are gone.


Lynas Foodservice

Since its humble beginnings nearly 70 years ago when the company was founded by Bobby Lynas, Lynas Foodservice has been dedicated to service.

The aim is simple, to serve the customer with the best product and the best service possible. That vision has seen the firm evolve into the largest family-operated foodservice company in Ireland.

The team of more than 420 staff is passionate about delivering more in everything it does, be that more service, more choice or more quality.

Lynas Foodservice, through three generations of the Lynas family, now has more than 5,000 customers, offering them more than 5,500 products. An all-Ireland company, it offers its customer all their frozen, chilled, ambient and non-food orders on one invoice with one delivery.

Sponsoring: 2018 Restaurant of the Year

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Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol. We provide consumers with choice and quality across categories and price points.

Diageo has built a strong platform for growth through investing in our brands and route to consumer. Over the last five years they have made acquisitions in brands and local distribution while doubling the size of our luxury business. They have also made changes to our operating model and culture aligning Diageo behind the need for greater agility and responsiveness, creating a business that is closer to the consumer.

Their 21 market model has established strong local business units, well positioned to win in increasingly competitive and fast paced operating environments.

Sponsoring: 2018 Style Bar Of The Year


Discover Diageo, world’s largest producer of spirits and a key producer of beer. Find out more about our brands, innovation behind them and our efforts for social responsibility.


Q Radio always has something to say and better music to play. The station loves to hear from its listeners, so tune in for better music, all the local news, sport and traffic and travel.  You’re guaranteed a laugh in the morning and the well-deserved wind down in the evening. The station is getting bigger and better all the time and it’s delighted to bring you along for the ride.

Tune in for better music from the 80s, 90s and 00s and the best of today brought to you by Northern Ireland’s favorite radio presenters. The team of presenters are experts at talking, selfie-taking, fun-making, mickey-taking and playing great music!

They’re a local, friendly, genuine bunch and love hearing from listeners.  They’re all about more laughs, more music and more winning.  Tune in, click like and follow for your chance to win some fantastic prizes!

Sponsoring: 2018 Community Bar Of The Year Award

Q Radio

Northern Ireland’s Number 1 for Better Music


Bushmills Irish Whiskey is crafted in small batches at the Old Bushmills Distillery in the village of Bushmills, Country Antrim, Northern Ireland, and is one of the first distilleries in the world to make both single malt and blended Irish whiskey.

The Old Bushmills Distillery is Ireland’s oldest working distillery – using only 100% malted barley and distilled in traditional Irish Copper Pot Stills. This is at the heart of all Bushmills Irish Whiskeys and creates a unique combination of smoothness and richness. With over 400 years of whiskey making hertiage, Bushmills Irish Whiskey has never compromised on quality to create its signature smooth taste and famous house style. Each stage of the whiskey making process involved skills that have been handed down over centuries.


Sponsoring: 2018 Bar Person of the Year

Bushmills Irish Whiskey

Ireland’s oldest Whiskey

The Kraken Black Spiced Rum

The Kraken Rum is an imported rum from the Caribbean blended with secret spices. Named for the sea beast of myth and legend, The KRAKEN RUM is strong, rich, black and smooth.

Sponsoring: 2018 Mixologist of the Year

The Kraken® Black Spiced Rum

The Kraken® Black Spiced Rum


Tennents NI

Tennent’s NI offers a superb portfolio of market-leading beer and cider brands to the licensed on-trade and off-trade throughout Northern Ireland.

Tennent’s NI provides a top-class customer service with unrivalled breadth of understanding and knowledge of the NI licensed trade.

Tennent’s NI has the widest reach and frontline sales coverage of any NI licensed trade supplier.

Our portfolio of beer and cider brands is led by Tennent’s Lager and Magners Original Irish Cider and includes Budweiser (packaged), Stella Artois, Beck’s, Bass Ale and speciality beers Leffe, Hoegaarden, and Staropramen.

We are firmly focused on building brands and to working with and supporting the trade through commercial agreements aimed at adding value and commercial growth.

World-class brands bringing a global dimension, combined with traditional local service in NI.


Sponsoring: Pub of the Year 2018


Tennents NI – C&C Group

Tennent’s NI is a new business built on the firm foundations laid down over many years by C&C Northern Ireland and the Tennent’s business in Northern Ireland.


Calor Gas

Calor Gas was formed in 1935 and is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). It is currently servicing around 4 million homes and businesses, supplying LPG to power gas appliances from central heating and hot water, as well as cookers, fires and barbecues.

Sponsoring: Pub Food of the Year 2018


Calor | The LPG Supply Leader Since 1935

Calor Gas, a trusted provider of LPG gas since 1935, reliably supplies LPG for heating, cooking and energy solutions across the UK, in the form of Butane & Propane gas.


Musgrave MarketPlace

Sponsoring: Hotel of the Year (up to 75 rooms) 2018




Respa Beds

Using the best traditional craftsmanship with advanced technology and high quality materials, Respa has been producing premium handmade beds for more than 60 years. Produced here in Ireland, they offer optimal comfort, support and pressure relief by combining Respa’s own COOLCELL Foam with RESPAGEL, the latest in thermoregulating technolo

Sponsoring: LCN Hotel Manager of the Year 2018



Dillon Bass

Formed in 1990 to market and distribute wines and spirits throughout Northern Ireland, Dillon Bass’s portfolio consists of premium international wine and spirit brands produced by its shareholders alongside agency wines. World-leading spirit brands such as Jameson Irish Whiskey, Hennessy Cognac and Absolut Vodka sit comfortably beside major domestic brands such as West Coast Cooler and Powers Irish Whiskey. Similarly, in wines, Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Concha y Toro and Sutter Home from the new world are complemented by Campo Viejo, Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Guerrieri-Rizzardi from Europe. Last but not least, in the world of champagne, its portfolio is unsurpassed, Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Krug are the undisputed brand leaders.

Sponsoring: The LCN Lifetime Achievement Award 2018



FEB Chartered Accountants

FEB Chartered Accountants is a young energetic and determined chartered accountancy practice based in Belfast. Its goal is to exceed your expectations on service and help you and your business achieve the very best results. Its expertise is in taxation, business development, property and corporate finance and it works with clients of all sizes in all sectors. If you’re based in Belfast, it has the skills and experience that can make all the difference in these tough economic times.


Sponsoring: LCN Entrepreneur of the Year 2018



Tourism NI

Tourism Northern Ireland (Tourism NI) is responsible for the development of tourism and the marketing of Northern Ireland as a tourist destination to domestic tourists, from within Northern Ireland, and to visitors from the Republic of Ireland. It is a non-departmental public body of the Department for the Economy and works closely with other tourism bodies to help develop the visitor economy here and to market Northern Ireland to incoming visitors.



Sponsoring: LCN Outstanding Customer Service Award 2018