Ayrshire hospitality company Buzzworks Holdings was crowned independent operator of the year at a top industry awards.
Buzzworks, which operates nine venues across Ayrshire, was recognised amongst finalists Caledonian Heritable, The Corte Leisure Group and Signature Pubs at the Scottish Bar and Pub Awards 2020.
A spokesperson from the awards judging panel said: “We were impressed by Buzzworks because from the very start of the pandemic it went into planning mode – for the best and worst case scenarios.
“It staggered the opening of all of its venues and kept them open adapting as restrictions became more stringent, which was no easy task.
“They have constantly innovated and have kept staff informed throughout. They are a sterling example of a great, forward-thinking hospitality business. Congratulations.”
Kenny Blair, Buzzworks Holdings managing director, said: “We are honoured to have been named independent operator of the year – especially after such a challenging period for hospitality and businesses in general.
“It’s an award shared between all of us here at Buzzworks and I’d like to thank all our hard working people across the business for their dedication and resilience this year.
“Congratulations to DRAM for a slick virtual live event, it was great to see so many Scottish businesses recognised for their fantastic achievements this year.”
The company also have venues in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire and South Queensferry near Edinburgh.