Arc reveals Nobody Does it Better winners

Arc Inspirations has announced the winners of the company’s annual awards.

Bar operator Arc Inspirations has announced the winners of the company’s annual Nobody Does It Better Awards, which recognise the unsung heroes in the business.

Over 25 accolades were awarded to colleagues across all areas of the company, showcasing the work and dedication of Arc’s floortenders, bartenders, front-of-house, kitchen, management and operations teams.

Notable winners included operations manager Jason Lake, who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award after working his way up from a part-time bartender at BOX almost 20 years ago. People and culture manager Hannah McMahon won the Nobody Does it Better Award, embodying the company’s vision and values in her day-to-day role, while Ant Stansfield, learning and development manager won the Support Team Member of the Year Award having played a key role in the opening of Manahatta Sheffield and BOX Brindleyplace this year. 

Bar team celebrate at festival in the sun
Team members attend Arc in the Park festival 

Festival atmosphere

The awards ceremony took place at the first ever ‘Arc in the Park’, a company-wide festival, where the operator closed all of its sites for one day so that more than 1,000 team members could enjoy a festival experience with drinks, food and music provided courtesy of suppliers and partners.

"Our success is truly down to the incredible hard work and dedication of our people, and we’re always looking for ways to show our gratitude and reward our teams for continuously going above and beyond," says CEO Martin Wolstencroft. "Arc in the Park was the mother of all summer parties and we can’t wait to make it even bigger and better next year.

"Our Nobody Does it Better Awards showcase the incredible talent we have and I’m very proud of each and every one of our winners for leading the way and making a positive impact on our business, and holding the awards at such an amazing and unique festival for the entire business was the perfect way to celebrate absolutely everybody who works with us."

Arc Inspirations operates 19 premium bars across the Midlands and the north of England, under the brands of Banyan Bar & Kitchen, BOX and Manahatta. The business aims to open 50 sites by 2030.

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