Mike Connell, recieves prestigious BII award

The announcement was made at BII’s Annual Lunch, which took place at Grosvenor House on Tuesday 12th May and is sponsored by Sky.

The Award was created in 1995, following the death of Bill Hannon, as a permanent memorial to a man who had a huge influence on the industry. It serves to recognise the hard work that goes on behind the scenes for BII and is awarded to those who give their time and who are very much the unsung heroes and heroines of BII’s success. Without these people BII would certainly not have become the force it is in today’s industry.

Mike was nominated to receive the award by John Melia, BII Client Development Director. John commented: “Mike has been a member of BII for some years and is a former BII NITA Professional Trainer of the Year. Through his role with Daniel Thwaites Brewery, he has been fully supportive of BII and its principles of raising standards.

“Mike has managed a BIIAB approved training centre for a number of years, delivering a variety of BIIAB courses to licensees and staff of Thwaites. In addition, he became secretary for BII’s North West Region three years ago and has once again demonstrated his commitment and support for BII through this role.”

Mike was unable to attend the BII Annual Lunch and will be presented with his award at a separate event. Mary Hannon, widow of the late Bill Hannon, was in attendance at the lunch to hear Mike announced as the recipient.

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