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Revealed: The 2023 Hero & Icon Awards shortlists

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Revealed: The 2023 Hero & Icon Awards shortlists

Winners revealed for the 2023 Hero & Icon Awards

Peach 20/20 is delighted to announce the winners for this year’s Hero & Icon Awards, the prestigious annual celebration of the very best brands, businesses and leaders in the eating and drinking-out market.

The winners were revealed at the Hero & Icon Awards dinner following the Peach 20/20 Leaders’ Summit on Tuesday 14 November at the Roundhouse in London.

The winners represent the creativity, commitment and innovation driving the UK’s restaurant, pub, bar and café sector. 

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The 2023 Hero & Icon Awards winners

Newcomer - sponsored by Diageo

Winner - F1 Arcade

Disruptor Brand - sponsored by Uber Eats 

Winner - Casa do Frango (MJMK)

Best Destination - sponsored by Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Winner - Control Room B (Inception Group)

Bar Business - sponsored by Airship & Toggle

Winner - Mission Mars

Pub Business - sponsored by Casual Dining

Winner - Peach Pubs

Restaurant Business - sponsored by Chapman Ventilation

Winner - JKS Restaurants

Alternative Business - sponsored by UKHospitality

Winner - Flight Club

International Business - sponsored by Harri

Winner - Hawksmoor

Sustainability Champion - sponsored by Nutritics

Winner - Caravan

Diversity Champion - sponsored by Balance the Board

Winner - Turtle Bay

Power Brand - sponsored by Fourth

Winner - Nando's

Consumer Choice - sponsored by CGA by NIQ

Winner - Dishoom 

NED or Chair - sponsored by Zonal

Winner - Jane O'Riordan

CEO / Leader - sponsored by Wireless Social

Winner - James and Thom Elliot (Pizza Pilgrims)


 Winner - Jane Holbrook


Winner - Mark Derry

Special Award

Gary Goodman

Celebrating our 2023 winners



 The Peach Icon Hall of Fame includes...

  • Jane O’Riordan (Caravan, Red Engine & Turtle Bay)
  • Will Beckett (Hawksmoor)
  • Huw Gott (Hawksmoor)
  • Roy Ellis (Mission Mars)
  • Neil Macleod (Mission Mars) 
  • Tim Bacon (Living Ventures) 
  • John Barnes (La Tasca, Novus)
  • Andy Bassadone (Strada, Côte, Bill’s) 
  • Peter Boizot (Pizza Express) 
  • Rupert & Jo Clevely (Geronimo, Hippo)  
  • Tony Hughes (Whitbread, Mitchells & Butlers)
  • Gerry Ford (Caffè Nero) 


  • 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)
  • James Horler (La Tasca, 360 Restaurants)
  • Chris Corbin (Corbin & King)
  • 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) 
  • Danny Meyer (Union Square Hospitality)
  • Karen Forrester (TGI Friday’s) 
  • Jane Holbrook (Cote)
  • Mark Derry (Heartwood Collection)

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