27th April 2009, 11:17am
Engine Shed is best in region bar none
Engine Shed The University of Lincoln’s Engine Shed has been ranked as the best student bar in the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire region after scoring 98 per cent in this year’s Best Bar None assessment.

It was one of just six awards given across the UK in the scheme which was adopted by National Union of Students’ Services in 2004 to recognise outlets with good corporate responsibility practices.

Ged Parker, speaking on behalf of the Best Bar None awards scheme, said: “The Engine Shed improved by 18 marks this year compared to last year which is a superb effort from everyone involved.  

“The team at Lincoln have shown themselves to be fully attuned to the needs of their students in going that extra mile to ensure they not only have a great time in a great environment but also that their safety and security are fully considered.  Couple this with a full consideration of the local community and night time economy and you have an operation that sees its role within its society just as importantly as its need to be commercially viable.”

The Engine Shed’s acting Bars, Catering and front-of-house manager, Richard Herrett, said: "We're very proud to have won this award - it shows how hard the Engine Shed team work at ensuring that our customers have the best possible experience in the venue.

“To beat other unions in the region and achieve a score of 98% is exceptional; however we want a score of 100% and will work to try and achieve that and ensure that customers have an even better experience in the future."

The BBN assessment consists of 91 criteria, split into two parts: an off-site assessment of the written policies and procedures in place within the operation and then an on-site assessment conducted whilst the outlet is open. The Engine Shed scored just one point less than the overall national winners.
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