What is the Central Scheme?
The Central Scheme has been developed specifically to allow individual premises, where a Best Bar None scheme doesn’t operate, to go through the same assessment by a fully trained and qualified assessor and gain BBN accreditation.
Venues will undergo an annual assessment, exactly the same as existing scheme members, which can take up to 2 hours.
This will be carried out by a qualified assessor who will require evidence that:
- The venue has the correct policies and procedures in place
- Staff are regularly trained around the responsibilities of selling alcohol responsibly.
- They may also wish to test the evidence by seeing records, and questioning members of staff.
Once the assessment has taken place, and the candidate has been successful, the accreditation will be awarded and a window sticker will be provided acknowledging that the venue is a Best Bar None accredited venue.
The accreditation lasts for 12 months.
If the candidate is unsuccessful then the assessor will offer support in the form of an action plan, and they will support the venue to achieve the accreditation standard.
Once accredited, the venue will be placed on the Central Scheme Database and details of the venue will be put on the Best Bar None National Website. The accreditation lasts for 12 months.