Kuits NRB Top 50 Hospitality Power List returns for its eleventh edition and has officially opened its nominations for 2024. The list is judged by a panel of hospitality experts in the north of England and recognises operators who have excelled commercially and critically in the last year.

The deadline for nominations is 5th Dec, with judging taking place on 12th Dec. The full list of judges for 2024 include Samuel Cresswell from Uber Eats, Jamie Campbell, Director of Learning for hospitality training provider, CPL Learning, Lucy Noone Blake of Pear, Felicity Tulloch, Head of Leisure and Licensing at Kuits Solicitors, Mark Faulkner, Relationship Director at NatWest, Laurence McCarthy, founder of Taking The Lead Solutions, and Deanna Thomas, a specialist food and drink writer, presenter, editor and content creator.
The unveiling of the full top fifty power list will take place on the first day of the Northern Restaurant and Bar (NRB) trade show in Manchester on Tuesday 12th March 2024.

Headline sponsors are Kuits Solicitors, with CGA by NielsenIQ, Natwest and JW Lees also named as Associate Sponsors for the prestige list.

Last year’s list included new entries with key figures from A Very Inc, Adam Reid at The French, Climat, Fat Hippo, Higher Ground, Madre, Market Operations, Moor Hall, Northcote, The Old Stamp House, and The Tommy Banks Group. Three special achievement awards were also handed out to outstanding individuals or establishments with Bundobust, Graffiti Spirit Group and NQ64 all receiving the coveted trophy.

Siobhan Thompson, Event Manager for NRB24 said: 'We are thrilled to officially open the nominations for Kuits NRB Top 50 Hospitality Power List. Building on the success of last year's list, which showcased a dynamic mix of operators and welcomed a wave of new entrants, we can’t wait to see the outstanding businesses leading the way for Northern hospitality in 2024. The industry has demonstrated remarkable resilience and adaptability, and we anticipate another year of exciting developments.”

Head of Leisure and Licensing at Kuits solicitors, Felicity Tulloch comments: “We are delighted to once again be involved in NRB which is an important event for anyone who works in the northern hospitality sector. As specialist legal advisors to the leisure and hospitality sector, we are proud to support and judge the Kuits NRB Top Fifty awards which is an excellent platform and showcases the most exciting and influential operators in the hospitality industry.

The sector in the north has proven itself to be incredibly entrepreneurial and Northern Restaurant & Bar provides a well-deserved national stage for the North’s thriving food and drink industry, and we’re proud to be associated with it.”

The Kuits NRB Top Fifty will be announced at Northern Restaurant & Bar 2024 taking place on 12th-13th March at Manchester Central, marking the first major hospitality show of the year.