Tuesday March 8th 2016

Triple Whammy for Sheffield City Centre

Sheffield City Centre has won another Award for development of its evening and night-time economy. The Award was presented by the Association of Town and City Management at a National Awards ceremony in Westminster earlier today.

atcm group shotShowcasing the achievements of place-making partnerships of all shapes and sizes across the UK & Ireland, these awards are instrumental in providing recognition for the valuable programmes and projects that are being delivered by dedicated professionals to improve our high streets and town and city centres.

The win follows Sheffield’s success last month at the Best Bar None Awards – supported by the Home Office – where the City picked up Most Innovative Scheme and Best Overall Scheme.

Locally, a total of 40 nightclubs, bars and pubs have signed up to Sheffield’s Best Bar None scheme which runs in the city centre and along Ecclesall Road. It is run by Sheffield City Council’s Drug and Alcohol Coordination Team (DACT) and rewards responsible licensing practice as well as encouraging effective partnership working between the council, police and licensed premises.

Nick Simmonite, Sheffield BID Board member and owner of the Frog & Parrot, said: “Sheffield has a heritage of great bars and nightclubs. Our business community in this sector work together effectively on joint initiatives through the group UNIGHT. It is a true team effort involving collaboration with other sectors and services to raise the bar in terms of standards and practice.

This is a yet another well-deserved accolade, and a great asset to Sheffield BID when developing events and activities to draw people into the city centre.”

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