Hero & Icon Awards

Peach 20/20

The Peach Hero & Icon Awards are hospitality’s most coveted accolades, recognizing and celebrating the best the industry has to offer – the leadership, creativity, inventiveness, agility and commitment to quality of both companies and individuals. Winners are selected either by votes of fellow industry leaders or the public.

The high point of the awards ceremony, which follows the Peach 20/20 conference each year, is the award of the Peach Icon trophy, which goes to individuals who have made a lasting and positive contribution to this sector, people who inspire They join our exclusive group of Icon winners – the industry’s own Hall of Fame, innovate and set the standards.


View the 2021 finalists

The shortlists for the 2021 Peach 20/20 Hero & Icon Awards have been announced, honouring dozens of outstanding operators across the out-of-home food and drink market.

See who made the shortlists

 The Peach Icon Hall of Fame includes:

  • Tim Bacon (Living Ventures) 
  • John Barnes (La Tasca, Novus)
  • Andy Bassadone (Strada, Côte, Bill’s) 
Peter Boizot (Pizza Express) 
  • Rupert & Jo Clevely (Geronimo, Hippo)  
  • Chris Corbin (Corbin & King)
  • Gerry Ford (Caffè Nero) 
Karen Forrester (TGI Friday’s) 
  • James Horler (La Tasca, 360 Restaurants)
  • Tony Hughes (Whitbread, Mitchells & Butlers)
  • John Hutson (JD Wetherspoon)
  • Bob Ivell (Whitbread, Scottish & Newcastle, Mitchells & Butlers) 
  • Alan Jackson (Whitbread, The Restaurant Group)

  • Karen Jones (Cafe Rouge, Spirit, Food & Fuel, Hawksmoor)  
  • Phillip Kaye (ASK, Zizzi)
  • Jeremy King (Corbin & King)
  • Simon Kossoff (Carluccio’s)
  • Tim Martin (JD Wetherspoon)
  • Julian Metcalfe (Pret a Manger)
  • Danny Meyer (Union Square Hospitality)
  • Thomasina Miers (Wahaca)
  • Ian Neill (Wagamama, Las Iguanas)
  • Kate Nicholls (UK Hospitality) 
  • David Page (Pizza Express, Fulham Shore) 
  • Ian Payne (Stonegate) 
  • Steve Richards (Novus, Casual Dining Group)  
  • Robin Rowland (YO! Sushi)
  • Mike Tye (Whitbread, Spirit) 

Companies and brands that have won recent 

Peach Hero Awards include:  

  • Alberts Schloss 
  • Blacklock 
  • Brewdog 
  • Caravan 
  • Cote 
  • Dishoom 
  • Escape to Freight Island, Manchester 
  • Farmer J 
  • Farmhouse Inns 
  • Flat Iron 
  • Franco Manca 
  • Hawksmoor 
  • Hickory’s 
  • Ivy Collection 
  • JD Wetherspoon 
  • Leon 
  • Loungers 
  • Market Halls 
  • Miller & Carter 
  • Mowgli 
  • Nando’s 
  • New World Trading 
  • Peach Pubs 
  • Pho 
  • Pizza Pilgrims 
  • Pret a Manger 
  • Swingers 
  • The Alchemist 
  • The Ned 
  • Turtle Bay 
  • Wagamama 
  • Wahaca 
  • Zizzi

NOW AVAILABLE... The Peach 20/20 Podcast

Have you listened to the BRAND NEW Peach 20/20 podcast series? Featuring industry icons such as Will Beckett, Marcel Khan, Mitch Tonks and John Barnes. 

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