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The Jeremy Allen Award

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This award is a tribute to the life and professional career of Jeremy Allen, whose dedication to partnership working and best practice in licensing made him one of the most respected and popular figures in the industry. Jeremy sadly passed away shortly after becoming Chair of the Institute of Licensing, and we are pleased and proud to support this award by Poppleston Allen as an ongoing tribute to him.

The Jeremy Allen Award 2024 - Nominations window will open in June

The Jeremy Allen Award - 2024

Nominations for the 2024 award will be invited between June and September, and full details on how to nominate will be provided.

Nominations will be considered by a panel and finalists will be invited to the NTC Gala Dinner in November, where the winner will be announced. 

Previous Winners


The award is a tribute to excellence in licensing and will be allocated on the basis of practitioners who have made a notable difference by consistently going the extra mile. This might include:

  1. Local authority practitioners in positively and consistently assisting applicants by going through their licence applications with them and offering pragmatic assistance / giving advice.
  2. Practitioners instigating mediation between industry applicants, local authorities, responsible authorities and / or local residents to discuss areas of concern /to enhance mutual understanding between parties.
  3. Practitioners instigating or contributing to local initiatives relevant to licensing and /or the night time economy. This could include for example local Pubwatch groups, BIDS, Purple Flag initiatives etc.
  4. Practitioners using licensing to make a difference.
  5. Regulators providing guidance to local residents and / or licensees.
  6. Practitioners involvement with national initiatives, engagement with Government departments /national bodies, policy forums etc.
  7. Practitioners provision of local training / information sharing.
  8. Private practitioners working with regulators to make a difference in licensing.
  9. Responsible authorities taking a stepped approach to achieving compliance and working with industry practitioners to avoid the need for formal enforcement.
  10. Regulators making regular informal visits to licensed premises to engage with industry operators, to provide information and advice in complying with legal licensing requirements.
  11. Regulators undertaking work experience initiatives to gain a more in depth understanding of industry issues or industry undertaking work experience initiatives to gain a more in depth understanding of regulatory issues.
  12. Practitioners embracing and developing training initiatives / qualifications.
  13. Elected councillors promoting change within local authorities / industry areas. Showing a real interest and getting involved in the licensing world.

This annual award seeks to recognise individuals for whom licensing is a vocation rather than just a job. A tribute to Jeremy Allen’s approach.

Everyone nominated for consideration of this award should feel very proud that others have recognised their commitment and dedication.