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Vicki & Zac are in the Finals!

Date: 19/03/2024

The Fletchers Arms in Denton has, for the last 21 years, been a top spot for drinkers and diners. Locals know and love it for the excellent food and drink it serves and always by the friendliest team in town. Now, Vicki Williams, Director (and licensee at the Fletchers) and Zac Williams-Wolfe, General Manager at this historical pub, have earned national recognition. From a pool of hundreds of applicants, they have been shortlisted to just 6 hopefuls in the prestigious Licensee of the Year Awards, run by the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII).

Zac said “To be recognised by the BII means such a lot, they are an integral body within the hospitality industry. This award really is as good as it gets for licensees”.

Sharing their news on their social media pages, the community was delighted to hear the good news. With comments including “You all deserve this it’s the best place in Denton, Congratulations for getting this far & the best of luck for the final”, and “It’s no surprise though really, you have a great pub with amazing food, lovely attentive staff. Well done for getting this far and fingers crossed you win x”

Vicki and Zac have already undergone a rigorous application process, including a professional mystery diner, where they received near full marks, and a two-hour interview with the head judges. They now face further panel interviews in London and will find out on the 18th June if they have been crowned Licensee of the Year 2024.

Vicki said “We received the news last week that we’d made it to the finals but had to keep it under wraps until the BII had announced their final 6. We’ve been dying to share our news. Now we have we’ve been overwhelmed by the lovely comments we’ve received from our guests. It’s a very proud moment for us.”

(11th April 2024)

The Fletchers Arms are in the Semi Finals!

We Did It!
We’re through to the Semi Finals of the Licensee of the Year Awards.

This is a prestigious national award, run by the British Institute of Innkeeping and is designed to find and celebrate the top Licensees in the country so they really showcase the best there is…we were delighted to have even been nominated!

From a pool of 300 applicants Vicki, our Director (and licensee at the Fletchers) and Zac, General Manager at the Fletchers Arms, were announced as quarter finalists. Following this, the team underwent a professional Mystery Diner visit and they smashed it!

Vicki and Zac have now been shortlisted to a group of just 12 hopefuls and will be visited soon by the top judges.

We’ll be keeping you posted if they reach the finals.
Please join us in wishing them the best of luck!!


(19th March 2024)

The Fletchers Arms are in the Quarter Finals.

We have some very exciting news to announce…

Our wonderful General Manager from the Fletchers Arms, Zac, alongside Vicki, our lovely director are quarter finalists in the BII’s Licence of the Year Awards.

This is a prestigious national award and to even be quarter finalists is a massive achievement, as it means we’re in the top 50 in the country!

We’ll keep you up to date with our progress, wish us luck 😊

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