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Community pub named ‘business of the year’

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Community pub named ‘business of the year’
Article date: 29 Dec 2011

A Hereford school has recognised its local pub in their annual business awards event.

The Kings Fee received a gold award for ‘business of the year’ from the nearby Barrs Court Special School and College.

The framed certifi cate is in recognition for The Kings Fee’s role in the community and especially for their support in the school’s hospitality course.

Dozens of hospitality students from Barrs Court have gained hands on experience, as part of their studies, in a work experience programme at the pub.

The students, all aged between 16-18 years old, have varying degrees of learning disabilities.

Robbie Bates, pub manager at The Kings Fee, said: “We received a letter from the school to tell us about the award and it came as a complete suprise."

Robbie (right), pictured with Ben Moule (centre), transitions officer at Barrs Court Special School and College, and former shift manager Ricky Stephens, added: “We support the community scheme to help out and are chuffed to bits that the school wanted to thank us in this way.”

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