Last chance to enter: Harpers Awards 2013

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The deadline for entries to the Harpers Awards 2013 closes on March 20.


The awards, now into their second year, are the one event in the sector that bring all parts of the industry together across the on and off-trades.

The Harpers Awards are separated into three areas:
* Top Merchants Awards for independent wine merchants with a high street presence
* At Your Service Awards to recognise the best drinks offers across pubs, bars, restaurants and hotels
* Industry Awards, which are open to producers, agents, distributors, retailers and businesses from all parts of the wine and spirits on and off-trades.

The full list of categories are:
At Your Service Awards

* Best Drinks Offer of the Year: Restaurant, Bar, Pub, Hotel, Group/Chain

* Best On-trade Personality of the Year

* Best Launch of the Year

* Best Front of House/Sommelier of the Year

Top Merchants Awards

* Best Top Merchant of the Year (up to three stores)

* Best Top Merchant of the Year (over three stores)

* Best Wholesaler of the Year

* Best Innovation of the Year

* Best Customer Service of the Year

* Best Top Merchants Personality of the Year

* Best Distributor/Supplier to Independents

Industry Awards

* Best Multiple/Specialist Drinks Retailer of the Year

* Best Overall Agent/Distributor of the Year (large)/(small)

* Responsible/Sustainable Retailer of the Year

* Engaging the Consumer Award

* Best New/Emerging Drinks Business of the Year

* Best Digital/Social Media Strategy of the Year

You can enter and find all the category criteria at our Harpers Awards website. Click here.

If you are planning on entering can you please inform Leanne Willard at to expect your entry and when completed send the entry to: Harpers Awards 2013, William Reed Business Media, Broadfield Park, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 9RT.

The Harpers Awards will be held at the Honourable Artillery Company on May 20, the first night of the London International Wine Fair.

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