The operators of Liquid & Envy in Oldham, Retiro Street, have been hailed as the year’s best overnight operator at prestigious national industry awards.
Rekom UK, the company that operates the club, has been recognized by The Publican Awards – the biggest event on the hospitality industry calendar – for its outstanding work in the face of Covid, which has hit the sector.
With 47 locations across England, Wales and Scotland, the company is the UK’s largest specialist operator of late night bars and clubs.
Rekom UK Chairman Peter Marks said: “We are proud to win the award for Night Operator of the Year after a very difficult time which tested our resilience.
“The award is a significant achievement and recognizes the fantastic efforts of our club teams who have bounced back from lockdown to deliver great, memorable nights.
“The late night sector is an important part of Oldham’s economy, and we intend to continue to invest and grow our business to help local centers recover from the impact of the pandemic. ”
With more than 2,500 employees, the company said its investment in its people and high-end estate, focus on entertainment, premium beverages and sound and light technology contributed to its award success.
In addition, the company’s “We Care” initiative – which aims to support the well-being of clubbers through a team of customer service ambassadors to support vulnerable clubbers, free mobile phone charging stations, a taxi escort service and shelter areas, was also thought to have helped win the prize.
Rekom bought nightclub operator Deltic Group from the administration in 2020, leaving Peter Marks as head of UK operations.