The Students' Union venue took home three awards

Bishop Grosseteste Students' Union (SU) recently made a significant impact at the NUS Best Bar None awards, winning awards in three categories. The event was held at NEC, Birmingham and acknowledges outstanding venues for their safety measures, customer experience, staff training, and community outreach.

The SU's venue, Union Bar, was recognised as the "Best Newcomer" and also achieved a Gold Accreditation in the team's first year of operation. Accreditation remains valid for one year, with regular updates and assessments to ensure continuous compliance with evolving priorities, including the safety and well-being of women and girls. Each accredited business receives a personalised report offering valuable advice and recommendations to enhance the safety and atmosphere of their establishment.

The Best Bar None (BBN) accreditation scheme recognises, promotes and rewards venues that practice excellent social responsibility. The program is supported by the Home Office, and evaluates hospitality venues based on four essential criteria: venue management, staff training and care, customer safety and welfare, and customer service and community engagement.

Abi Savage, CEO of the Students' Union, also received a Special Recognition Award for her exceptional support and dedication to the SU's commercial services. She said: "I'm absolutely thrilled to achieve gold in the first year of us running the bar. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the bar team that we have achieved the gold standard."

The SU's Commercial Manager, Kieran Wiseman, and CEO Abi Savage accepting the awards
The SU's Commercial Manager, Kieran Wiseman, and CEO Abi Savage accepting the awards

30th June 2023