Stealth has been named the Best Club in Nottingham in the Best Bar None awards in recognition of going above and beyond to provide a safe night out for all its customers.
It’s a double celebration for DHP Family as sister venue Rescue Rooms at Masonic Place has scooped the Best Live Music Venue in the awards organised by Nottingham’s city centre business improvement district, It’s in Nottingham.
The annual awards recognise the responsible management and operation of alcohol-licensed premises – working together to reduce the likelihood of crime and anti-social behaviour in the city. Every year, a team from It’s in Nottingham visit pubs, clubs, bars, hotels and restaurants in the city centre and assess them on how they are going above and beyond to make a night out in Nottingham as safe and enjoyable as possible.
Each venue is assessed against their measures to prevent crime, disorder and public nuisance, improve public safety and protect children from harm. Venues are also measured on their ability to protect women and girls from harm and reduce vulnerability as part of the Safe Space Pledge.
DHP Family’s Venues Commercial Manager James Boulton said: “As a team, we are immensely proud of the achievement. We strive to create a safe, fun and exciting environment for our customers to enjoy and this highlights the work we have done as a team to make Stealth the best club in Nottingham and Rescue Rooms the best venue.”
Both venues have signed up to the Safe Space Pledge, which means they have two women’s safety champions, staff trained to take reports of sexual harassment, violence or intimidation seriously and will offer support and a place of safety if needed. The Safe Space Pledge has been developed in partnership with the Consent Coalition.
Alex Flint, CEO of It’s in Nottingham, said: “The Best Bar None awards event is the culmination of a year’s hard work by the team and especially by the venues we’ve worked with. Our congratulations go out to all the shortlisted venues, runners up and category winners – your hard work is valued and appreciated, well done.
“Having so many venues meet the accreditation standards this year is also a great achievement for Nottingham. Visitors to our thriving city centre can feel confident knowing that our licensed venues work exceptionally hard, above and beyond the required standards, to create a safe and welcoming environment for everyone to enjoy.”
A total of 103 venues across nine categories, from small bars to hotels and restaurants, have achieved accreditation in 2023, making Nottingham’s Best Bar None scheme the largest in the UK.