Diversified Communications UK – organiser of the new Casual Dining trade event at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London – has launched the 2014 Casual Dining Interior Design Awards.
Forming a central part of the show, the awards will celebrate the best designed restaurants and pubs from across the UK. The entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts, which will be headed up by David Worthington, chairman of Designersblock and H&M Group.
The casual-dining market is the fastest-growing sector of the UK’s eating out industry, worth an estimated £16 billion annually, according to the organiser.
Casual Dining group event manager Chris Brazier said: “Great brand identity and design is crucial to any successful operator, and these important new awards will showcase the very best designed restaurants and pubs in the country. They present a fantastic opportunity to recognise innovative operators and designers, and to celebrate the continuing success of the UK’s Casual Dining market.”
The Casual Dining Awards are divided into the following five categories:
• Best Designed Multiple Restaurant 2014
• Best Designed Independent Restaurant 2014
• Best Designed Multiple Branded Pub 2014
• Best Designed Independent Pub 2014
• Best Designed Multiple Unbranded Pub 2014
Entry to the awards is free and open to all establishments that fall within the broadly-defined casual-dining category.
All shortlisted entries will be then be showcased in a dedicated Awards Gallery at Casual Dining from February 26-27, with the winners to be announced at a dedicated reception on the afternoon of the opening day.