Peach 20/20 unveils shortlists for the 2022 Hero & Icon Awards

Peach 20/20 is delighted to reveal the shortlists for the 2022 Hero & Icon Awards, honouring dozens of superb businesses and people across the hospitality sector
Peter Martin, founder Atlantic Club & Peach 20/20

The 11 shortlists are:



Arcade, Big Mamma Group, Marugame Udon, NQ64, Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen and Sessions


Breakthrough Brand

Black Sheep Coffee, Bundobust, Butchies, Mr Fogg’s, North Brewing Co and Wingstop


Reimagined Brand or Business

Arc Inspirations, Coco di Mama, Gail’s, Gusto, Hickory’s, Pizza Pilgrims, Rockfish and The Alchemist


Best Destination / New Opening

Arcade; BrewDog, Waterloo; Brewpoint, Bedford; Electric Shuffle, Bermondsey; Hawksmoor, Wood Wharf; M Restaurants, Canary Wharf; The Alchemist, Edinburgh; and The Firehouse, Manchester


Most Admired Company or Brand

Boxpark, Dishoom, Hawksmoor, JKS, Loungers, Mission Mars and Pizza Pilgrims


Best Major Business

Burger King, Five Guys, Greene King, Loungers, Nando’s, Revolution Bars, Soho House and Wagamama


Entrepreneurial Company of the Year

Arc Inspirations, Dishoom, Incipio, JKS, Mission Mars, Mowgli, Ole + Steen and Turtle Bay


International Award

Black Sheep Coffee, Hawksmoor, Ole + Steen, Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, Soho House and Swingers


Sustainability Award

Burger King, Hawksmoor, M Restaurants, Nando’s, Peach Pub Co, Revolution Bars, Rockfish and Wahaca


Industry Leader of the Year

Nick Collins, Loungers; Roy Ellis, Mission Mars; Nisha Katona, Mowgli; Nick Mackenzie, Greene King; Marta Pogroszewska, Gail’s; Rob Pitcher, Revolution Bars; Mitch Tonks, Rockfish; and Martin Wolstencroft, Arc Inspirations


Industry Ambassador Award

Will Beckett, Hawksmoor; Nisha Katona, Mowgli; Tom Kerridge, chef; Sacha Lord, The Warehouse Project; Alex Reilley, Loungers; and Clive Watson, The City Pub Company


Peach 20/20 founder Peter Martin says: “These shortlists are packed with the brands and people who make hospitality such a dynamic and successful sector, and we salute them all. In a challenging time for the industry, these superb businesses and leaders have responded brilliantly to all the major issues like Brexit, COVID and rising costs that have been thrown at them, and they reflect the remarkable diversity, resilience and innovation of hospitality today. These are the best of the best in our industry, and we’re looking forward to celebrating with them at our Awards night on 18 October.”


The winners of all 11 categories will be revealed at a special Hero & Icon Awards dinner following the Peach 20/20 Conference on Tuesday 18 October at the Roundhouse in London. VIP Operator invitations have been issued by email. If you are a board level brand owner or operator and can’t locate yours please email


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