During the 2019 National Pubwatch (NPW) national conference, the first ever Licensing Defence Barristers Star Award was awarded.

Chester Pubwatch Chair Jenni Haken was the proud recipient of the first NPW Star Award.

NPW representatives and guests met at the Stonegate Music Hall Tap bar in the heart of the city centre. The award was presented to Jenni who recently took over the role from outgoing Chairman Frank Marnell. The award was acknowledgement for her commitment to Chester Pubwatch, having carried out the role of scheme Secretary for several years.

The award was presented to Jennie by Stonegate Chairman Ian Payne MBE.

Head of Licensing Defence Barristers, Stephen McCaffrey, commenting on the Licensing Defence Barristers sponsored award said: “Congratulations Jenni from Licensing Defence Barristers.

“Licensing Defence Barristers is pleased to be sponsors of the National Pubwatch Regional Star Award.  Pubwatch makes a valuable contribution to maintaining high standards in the sector by promoting best practice around the country.

“A well-run licensed premises is good for business and can make a positive contribution to local communities.  Sometime things do go wrong however which is where Licensing Defence Barristers can help.

“Licensing Defence Barristers is a licensing chambers specialising in all matters relating to alcohol, entertainment and late-night refreshment licensing law.  We offer all National Pubwatch members a 10% discount on our legal services.