The Vintners Company – Vintners Hall

The Vintners' Best Practice Awards

This award celebrates companies that demonstrate best practice in one (or more) of three key business areas:

  • People (including recruitment, diversity, appraisals, training, mentoring, staff wellbeing and benefits)
  • Sustainability and stewardship (demonstrating clear sustainability and strong stewardship practices)
  • Innovation (for people or companies moving the wine industry forward in imaginative and forward thinking ways)

How to Apply

Please supply a written submission no longer than 1,500 words.  Remember you can focus on as many of three key business areas as you like.  Make sure that you outline the following:

Peoplethe judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • A strong recruitment policy including pro-actively make roles available to those who may have made other career choices either through a paid internship programme, apprenticeships or other.
  • A robust people management system including appraisals, training and development programmes and mentoring
  • A strong wellbeing culture embedded within the business including flexible working hours and other wellbeing benefits

Sustainability and stewardshipjudges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Sustainable business practices including biodiversity, organic farming, water management, use of renewable energy, recycling initiatives etc.

Innovationjudges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Innovation in relevant business areas:
    • Product, packaging, marketing, market impact
    • Business management, technology, sustainability

Application Form

Applications for this award may only be submitted using the form below. 

The uploaded attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

The closing date for applications is the first Friday in October each year

  • You will receive a text confirmation of your application submission
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.