Heart of Midlothian have once again been awarded gold in the Best Bar None Scotland awards.
The club has again been recognised for its efforts in promoting public safety and customer care in relation to the numerous events that are hosted at Tynecastle Park.
Best Bar None is a national accreditation and award scheme aimed at raising standards and rewarding licensed premises who undertake positive management practices. The focus of the Best Bar None scheme is on public safety and customer care, accreditation to the scheme ensures venues and staff have met a level of standards that assures members of the public they will be able to enjoy a safe and welcoming atmosphere.
Numerous venues are shortlisted for bronze, silver and gold awards annually and Hearts came out on top during last night's award ceremony that was held in the Gorgie Suite at Tynecastle Park – receiving a gold award in the Specialist Entertainment Venue category.
The awards kept on coming as Heart of Midlothian also took home joint-category winner alongside Edinburgh Corn Exchange and we now look forward to heading to the National Awards early next year. There was also recognition for Myreside Pavillion, a venue managed by the Tynecastle Park team through Watson's College, who received a Gold Award on the night.
A fantastic night was had in the Gorgie Suite with entertainment provided by singers Brian Lavelle and Callum Beattie.
Head of Hospitality and Catering, Graeme Pacitti, and Deputy Hospitality Operations Manager, John Reid, collected the awards on behalf of the club. Graeme commented: “This is a fantastic achievement for the club and we are delighted to have won this award, and to be named the joint-category winner".
“We work tirelessly to ensure that the very highest standards are met when it comes to public safety and customer satisfaction, and this award is recognition that they’re doing a wonderful job.
“Our whole team have justifiably gained a reputation for hosting some of the best events in Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming all our guests in the coming months."
Hearts' Head of Hospitality and Catering, Graeme Pacitti, and Deputy Hospitality Operations Manager, John Reid.
Graeme Pacitti and John Reid with Edinburgh Corn Exchange representatives, including venue manager Marc Grierson.
Graeme Pacitti with Su Breadner from Myreside Pavillion.