Dundee City Council has launched a brand new initiative to help promote responsible drinking and customer care in the city’s pubs, clubs and bars, with training support from Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC).
The STAR Awards Dundee celebrates the best licensed establishments, recognising their commitment to safety, responsible drinking and customer care.
Operated by DUNCAN (the Dundee Co-Ordinated Anti-Crime Network), the new award stands for safety, training, awareness and responsibility, and replaces previous recognition programmes.
The initiative, which will offer licence holders cost effective and regulated training, is being made available with the support of both HABC and Scottish licensing guru Janet Hood.
STAR Awards Dundee is the first such scheme in Scotland to become a HABC Approved Centre in its own right, joining other similar initiatives in other towns and cities across the British Isles including Barnsley, Doncaster, Norwich, Sheffield and Wigan in being able to offer HABC qualifications directly and very competitively.
Mike Wroe, HABC Director, said, ‘This is a formidable partnership between STAR Awards Dundee, the Janet Hood Consultancy and HABC, and we’re delighted that STAR Awards Dundee has become one of our Centres and will be able to deliver our SCPLH and Refresher qualifications. It’s to their enormous credit that they came through the approval process with flying colours, and the fact that their members have won seven of the 12 awards available in the national version of similar schemes in Scotland over the last three years speaks volumes’.