Today, Thursday 14th March, NAB – the registered charity providing sight support in the county – is delighted to announce its new partnership with the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards 2019/20.
The new “Dining For All” award will be presented to one venue in recognition of its excellence in provision of support for those diners with sensory impairments. Finalists from all of the four venues categories will go forward for consideration for this award.
This news comes as NAB – formally known as Northamptonshire Association for the Blind – releases a refreshed brand with a new strapline “Sight Support for Northamptonshire” to better communicate that the charity helps adults and children with all stages of sight loss.
Alexander Lohman, NAB’s CEO, said:
“We hope that this new award will get the county’s restaurants, pubs and cafes thinking about how they accommodate diners with sensory impairment, particularly sight loss. We hope that it will improve their overall dining experience over time. An estimated 20,000 live in Northamptonshire with some degree of sight problem, and this is due to increase to 30,000 by 2030.”
Award Director, Rachel Mallows MBE DL, said she was delighted to have the charity’s support:
“Over the last ten years, the competition has really helped to drive a rise in standards of dining service across the county, so we’re thrilled that, thanks to this partnership with NAB, that will only improve further. This new award will not only celebrate those eateries which are already thinking about the varied needs of their customers but also give food for thought to others so that they offer the best possible support to those with sensory impairment.”
For more details, please visit www.northamptonshirefoodanddrink.co.uk