Find a news story

Refine your search here

Back to news page

Austin Healey to host BBPA Annual Dinner and Awards


Austin Healey, former England and British & Irish Lions star, has been announced as the co-host for this year’s BBPA Annual Dinner and Awards, an event sponsored by Sky.

TV host Mark Durden-Smith, who currently presents ITV’s coverage of Aviva Premiership Rugby, will join Healey, who in his career won two European Cups with Leicester Tigers and earned 51 caps for his country.

At the Annual Dinner, which takes place in the midst of the 2015 Rugby World Cup at the five-star Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, on Wednesday 14 October 2015, Healey will draw upon his experience to talk to guests about creating a winning culture and establishing a flexible framework that designates roles to those who need them, but liberates those who don’t.

The Annual Dinner and Awards will follow the very first Pub Goers Conference, which will be hosted by Pub & Bar in association with the BBPA and Cardinal Research. The Conference, which also takes place at the Royal Garden Hotel, runs between 10am and 4pm, and will deliver a series of guest speaker presentations, panel discussions and Q&As about the pub-going (and non pub-going) consumer.

After the Pub Goers Conference, the evening will then bring together business leaders in the brewing and pub sector, key industry stakeholders, as well as parliamentarians. Through teaming up for this year’s event, the BBPA and Pub & Bar magazine aim to bring to the industry an evening that rightly celebrates and recognises the outstanding achievements gained by key individuals and organisations within the market.

Notes to editors:

Further details about the event can be found at:

For awards inquiries: Rebekah Kendrick, 020 7627 9155,

For event enquiries and ticket sales: Katie Patterson, events manager at H2O Publishing – – 01474 520260

For sponsorship enquiries: Andy Gibb, divisional director at Pub & Bar – – 07703 607971

The British Beer & Pub Association is the leading body representing Britain’s brewers and pub companies. The Association is more than a century old and was originally founded as the Brewers’ Society in 1904. Our members account for some 90 per cent of beer brewed in Britain today, and own around 20,000 of the nation’s pubs.



For further information contact:

Rebekah Kendrick
Communications & Campaigns Officer
Tel: 020 7627 9155 / 07739547439

Just loading our latest tweet...