Terms and Conditions

  1. The competition is open to Ei Group plc publicans resident in the UK, aged 18 or over. You must be a current Ei Group plc publican and have been with Ei Group plc for three months or more.
  2. You must be on, or are due to be on, a substantive agreement with Ei Group plc.
  3. Applicants must be compliant with the Terms and Conditions of their agreement and will be subject to a financial check of their account with Ei Group plc by Ei Group plc.
  4. All publicans creating and saving an application before the closing date of 27th April 2018 will be entered into the competition.
  5. You must give genuine answers to all questions in the application form, answer them to the best of your ability and provide appropriate evidence where necessary.
  6. All finalists will be announced in June 2018. All award winners will be announced during the awards ceremony on 10th July 2018 at Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire. The Judges’ decision is final.
  7. Each winner of all categories will receive a prize to the value of £500. The winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Ei Group Pub of the Year award will receive a prize to the value of £1000.
  8. The Lifetime Achievement Award category will not be open for publicans to enter, nominees will be taken internally from colleagues who work closely with appropriate pubs and the finalists and winners will be decided by the judges.
  9. The winner of the Ei Group Pub of the Year will be decided by the judges from the finalists of all other categories with the exception of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
  10. Ei Group plc reserves the right to amend or terminate the competition at its absolute discretion at any time without prior notice due to circumstances outside its control, and to withhold the prize in the case that the winning publican is in contravention of their lease or tenancy agreement and/or are in arrears of payment for amounts due to Ei Group plc as at the end of the competition.
  11. All finalists and winners must agree to participate in publicity activity without further payment in all media at the discretion of Ei Group plc, without notice, review or approval. You should ensure that you have the permission of all recognisable people in photographs that are entered into this competition, as all photos uploaded may be used in our marketing communications and publicity.
  12. The names of all finalists and winners can be obtained by visiting the Ei Group Awards for Excellence website www.eigroupawards.com after 10th July 2018.
  13. The decision of the judging panel is final in all cases and no correspondence regarding their decision will be entered into. Ei Group plc is not responsible for any third party acts or omissions.

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