Every year our pub teams from across the country put forward their nominations for our Pub Leader of the Year award, which celebrates the very best leaders in our pubs. This year, Daniel and Amanda Crilly, General Managers at Goodwins in Warrington, were chosen as the overall winners of this prestigious award. They explain what winning means to them…

We never dreamed we would even be nominated for such a big award within Greene King. We were completely shocked when we got the call to let us know we’d been nominated and had been lucky enough to make the shortlist.

We were invited to the awards ceremony in Birmingham on 10 May which was brilliant from start to finish. There were six other managers shortlisted and before they announced the winner a video started playing showing clips of our team members explaining why they had nominated us. Seeing our team on the screen was overwhelming and really made the award extra special because it had come from them.

We are so proud to have won the award and couldn’t have done it without such a supportive team - behind every great leader is a great team and that's truly what we have here!

Here are just a few of the reasons given by Daniel and Amanda’s team when nominating them for the Pub Leader of the Year award:

  • I am inspired by their work, love of the job, commitment and the way they manage their team. They are such great leaders and I will travel to each and every one of their pubs to work
  • They have pushed the pub to be its best and continue to exceed expectations
  • They have been pivotal in the success of the pub. The whole team get behind their ideas and they are always open to new ideas from the team. I couldn't think of a more deserving award for their efforts in the success of our site.
  • Their total passion and dedication not only to the pub and the guest, but also their team. They are innovators in the industry, dedicated to Greene King and it is a pleasure to know and work with them both.
  • Danny and Amanda are fantastic general managers their passion for the brand and the way they inspire others is outstanding. Their knowledge of the business is second to none and I think they will do amazing things.