The Publican Awards 2023


The Publican Awards are THE biggest and longest-running awards for the pubco industry. With high-calibre entries and a rigorous, robust multi-stage judging process, only those who deserve it are recognised in the shortlist or by winning an award.

We had the pleasure of creating a jaw-dropping bar for industry leading brand Schweppes and this year’s sponsors of the Publican Awards. Coca-Cola Europacific Partners who owns Schweppes, are committed to minimising the environmental impact of their products and operations, with a particular focus on sustainable packaging, water stewardship and climate protection. As a major supplier to the hospitality sector they recognise the tremendous commitment it requires by operators to meet the evolving needs of consumers.

The entire bar was designed and built at our production facility in the Midlands then reassembled at the glamorous Evolution London where the awards were held. It was paramount that the bar was visible as soon as visitors walked into the main hall on the evening. Bold statement messaging and graphics was used to draw attention. This ran around the main body of the bar area creating a stark contrast between the brightly lit curved flown LED walls. For the flown walls we used our Unilumin 2.6mm UPAD IV-S panels, and between the LED we integrated 70m of our SGM LB-100 balls.

This project captured all of our imaginations. From an initial concept through to design, replication and activation at the event on Tuesday evening. No stone was left unturned to ensure we used only the best materials and suppliers to support what we had been quietly building internally, which is a strong and dedicated team full of diversity and strengths to deliver best in class activations time and time again.

Darren New – Managing Director





29 March, 2023


Evolution London