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Harpur's gets 2 Rosettes

Harpur's of Melbourne, owned by Bondholder Bespoke Inns, has received its second AA Rosette just months after the gastro pub was awarded its first Rosette by AA Inspectors.

To hit the exacting standards set by The AA everyone has had to work hard and to focus on getting our standards as we want them to be.
— Lee Emerson, Head Chef at Harpur's of Melbourne

Over recent years Harpur’s has been transformed into a first class gastro pub and to achieve 2 Rosettes epitomises the effort and dedication from all the team, but especially from Head Chef Lee Emerson and Manager Tom Williams.

Lee said: "To hit the exacting standards set by The AA everyone has had to work hard and to focus on getting our standards as we want them to be. When they came on their initial visit, in May we got awarded one Rosette but we were told that we were so close to a second Rosette, they would come back sooner than the usual year between visits to check us again. At that point they were very confident we would get two! True to their word The AA came back last week and loved what we did and do."

According to The AA, only ten percent of pubs and restaurants in the country can hit its standards, so Harpur's is certainly flying the flag for Derby and Derbyshire.

Bondholders scoop Telegraph awards

Bondholder wet suit designer HUUB stole the show at last week's Derby Telegraph Business Awards when it won the coveted Company of the Year award.

The awards ceremony, held at Bondholder Derby Roundhouse, also saw fellow Bondholder Status Social take home the Creative Industries Business of the Year award. The Derby Small Business of the Year award went to owner of Bondholder The Dragon, Bespoke Inns, after facing fierce competition from fellow Bondholders Deaf Alerter and Mercia Image Print. Bespoke Inns also went home with the Derby Sales & Marketing award.


Bondholders dominate Business Awards

With the Derby Telegraph Business Awards fast approaching, we're thrilled to announce that many of our Bondholders have placed as finalists for awards.

Congratulations and good luck to:

With the awards ceremony currently in its judging period, the awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 9th June at The Roundhouse.

The Derby Telegraph Business Awards 2016 is in association with Bondholder Champions (UK) plc and is sponsored by Bondholders CPL Print, Derby College, HSKS Greenhalgh, intu Derby, Marketing Derby, The Roundhouse, Sellick Partnership, Sky Recruitment Solutions and the University of Derby.