Pub company wins Catey award

(L-R) Mark Lewis from The Caterer, Claudia Winkleman, Joycelyn Neve and Warren Edmondson, Director at Zenith Hygiene Group (s)

(L-R) Mark Lewis from The Caterer, Claudia Winkleman, Joycelyn Neve and Warren Edmondson, Director at Zenith Hygiene Group (s)

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The Seafood Pub Company has continued to make waves after the business won an Oscar of the hospitality world.

Joycelyn Neve, managing director of the Seafood Pub Company, which has the Assheton Arms at Downham, added another prestigious national award to the growing collection when beating off strong competition to win the Pub and Bar award at this year’s Catey awards.

She said: “I’m absolutely over the moon to receive this award; to win a Catey alongside Rick Stein who is a hero of mine is a dream come true.

“Not only is it a huge personal career highlight, it’s also testament to the hard work of all of our teams. Without their belief and commitment to the Seafood Pub Company’s vision, we wouldn’t be as successful as we are.”

Joycelyn collected her award from Claudia Winkleman, before an audience of more than 1,200 peers at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. The judges were impressed with Joycelyn’s natural flair for the industry and her willingness to give something back.

Judge Craig Bancroft, managing director at Northcote said: “Joycelyn is a stand-out winner in terms of being an inspirational character who has developed a strong business that develops young people, flexes its offer to suit its position and delivers a first-class product.”