A PENZANCE nightclub has been crowned as the best premises in Cornwall for the second year running in the annual Best Bar None Awards.
It is an unprecedented achievement for Sound, which also won best nightclub at the prestigious ceremony held at Heartlands last week.
Also successful at the awards was The Tremenheere, the Penzance Wetherspoons pub, which won the best large pub category while The Vault Bar and Up were accredited in their first year of entering.
The awards scheme, praised by Home Secretary Theresa May for its impact in promoting responsible management and operation of alcohol-
licensed premises, is currently in its fourth year.
Working in partnership with the local emergency services, licensing trade, professional bodies and Cornwall Council, the scheme aims to ensure the safety of partygoers.
To qualify, venues are required to meet strict standards in operation management, particularly in relation to measures designed to reduce crime and disorder.
The staff and management of Sound will now have the opportunity to go to the House of Lords in late November and represent Cornwall in the national Best Bar None scheme.
Last year they narrowly missed the top spot and hope this year to fly the flag for Cornwall.
Rob Matthews, director and owner of Sound Nightclub, said: “I’m speechless and immensely proud of my staff. I tell my staff on a weekly basis what a fantastic job they are doing but it is amazing for them to be recognised by professional and governing bodies.”