Best Bar None Accreditation Explained

The Best Bar None accreditation scheme is opened up to all Croydon licencees each autumn.

The scheme provides businesses with an opportunity to publicly demonstrate that their premises are run to a high professional standard, where the safety and well-being of staff and customers comes first.

The first step towards accreditation, involves submission of a simple questionnaire and £35 administration fee to Croydon Council, following which the Council's licensing team will arrange a detailed inspection of your premises.

The aim of the inspection is to make sure your business is trading within the letter of the law and has measures in place that put the safety and well-being of staff and customers first. Topics covered include:

  • Premises design
  • CCTV
  • Staff training
  • Door supervision
  • Crime prevention
  • Outside smoking & drinking
  • Drugs
  • Safer travel at night
  • First aid/victim support
  • Health & safety
  • Age related sales
  • Glass/plastic use
  • Fire precautions/safety
  • Prevention of noise

Only those businesses that meet the required criteria receive Best Bar None accreditation, the standard of which exceeds the minimum legal requirement for licensed premises and, as such, therefore, represents a major achievement for you, your business and your employees, if successful.   

To find out more email our Business Crime Reduciton Manager, Shaun Webster or call 0208 603 0055


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