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A Truly Northern Night!

On Monday, we closed our venues and brought together all our teams for a glitzy awards night full of cocktails, dinner, and dancing, to celebrate 30 years of us.

The teams arrived in style (we're looking at you, Old Grindstone!) dressed to impress in their tribal outfits. The drinks flowed, dinner was served, and our compere for the evening, comedian Joe Zalias, took to the stage with a game of heads or tails to start the awards ceremony, testing everyone's True North knowledge (did you know, Arctic Monkeys have played at Forum Kitchen + Bar?!)

We celebrated our venue and support teams, with awards for general manager of the year, head chef of the year, support of the year, and more... including the ultimate True North hero! A full list of awards, shortlists, and winners is below.

To top off the evening our headline act, Dusky, saw us dancing through into the early hours of the morning.

Thanks to all our teams for celebrating with us, and all we can say now is... bring on the 2023 True North Awards!


General Manager of the Year


Dan Bathie, The Common Room


Will McMahon & Adam Nurr, The Old Grindstone

Matt Horn, The Crown & Anchor

Assistant Manager of the Year


Jake Helliwell, Forum Kitchen + Bar


Ellen Bell, The Broadfield

Holly King, The York

Head Chef of the Year


Rob Limmer, The Waggon & Horses


Richard Setchell, Forum Kitchen + Bar

Terry Lowson, The Punch Bowl

Sous Chef of the Year


Sonya McBay, The Milton Arms


Freddie Whichlow, The Waggon & Horses

Dean Bennett, Forum Kitchen + Bar

Support of the Year


Will Bargh, Finance Assistant


Ella Grayson, Graphic Designer

Lee Stocks, Regional Head Chef

The Extra Mile Award


Ellen Bell, The Broadfield


Chloe Fearn, The Waggon & Horses

Claudia Almeida, Forum Kitchen + Bar

True North Hero Award


Miles Kehoe, Group Drinks Coordinator


George Sacre, The Crown & Anchor

Becca Dainty, Forum Kitchen + Bar

Team of the Year


Team Member of the Year


Amy Locke

Sam Groake

Brooke Woodcock

James Higson

Sonya McBay

Lauren Sim

Liam Venimore

Donna (George) Sacre

Rosie Pinder

Jay Johnson

Antonio Pintor Aragon

Jenny Henzell

Laurie Taylor

Simon Wright

Chloe Roddis

Not Losing Your Shit Awards


Richard Setchell

Will Bargh

Alex Devaney

Mike Walley

Evan Mangham

Dean O'Neil

Jess Allen

Damon Hill

Lauren Hood

Zak Ousta

Antonio Pintor Aragon

Terry Lowson

Ian Green

Alfie Chester

Matt Horn

Positive Pants Award


Jonny Unger

Matt Young

Aaron Turton

Miles Kehoe

Marina Whitwam

Elizabeth Eustace

Liam Venimore

Chris Cookson

Sheldon Collier

Ian Owens

Will Bargh

Leah Jones

Chloe Fearn

Emily Gibb

Callum Penn


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