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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