The Award, provided by Poppleston Allen Solicitors and the Institute of Licensing, was presented to Andy Parsons in recognition of his oustanding contribution to licensing through his long term public service within the Home Office.
Andy Grimsey, Partner at Poppleston Allen, presented the Award to Andy Parsons during the IoL's National Training Conference. He said:
“This is a thoroughly deserved award win for a man who has dedicated almost 36 years of his life to being a civil servant. From coordinating the implementation of local alcohol action areas back in 2014, reviewing and amending Licensing Act training modules for an initiative by the Institute and the Home Office, and, of course, his involvement in relaxing the rules for Off-Sales under the Business and Planning Act, he has always been proactive and receptive."
Given that the Jeremy Allen Award recognises excellence in licensing, and particularly partnership working, Andy Parsons is a truly deserving award winner.”
In his acceptance speech, Andy said:
"A career highlight for me was the two phases of the local alcohol action areas program in which I helped to support many local areas across England and Wales in tackling alcohol harms. I see this award as recognition of the work I did with people at the sharp end and would like to thank everyone who wrote very kind words in support of my nomination. Thank you"