Young pub manager presented with award by MP in Parliament


Callum Smith, who runs The Station in Bearsden, was presented with a certificate in Parliament this week by Jo Swinson, MP for East Dunbartonshire, in recognition of his success as part of an industry-leading Accelerator programme for high performing young pub managers.

Five years ago, Stonegate Pub Company launched an Accelerator Programme, which was designed to fast-track the development of their high-performing Deputy Managers to become industry leading General Managers. Through this programme, Stonegate identify, support and train hundreds of young people.

The celebrations in Parliament marked the appointment of Stonegate’s 200th General Manager through the scheme. Homegrown talent now represents 28% of Stonegate’s managers.

Jo attended the celebrations in Westminster to present Callum with a certificate of recognition for his work.

Commenting, Jo said:

“I was delighted to present Callum with a certificate of recognition for his success on the development programme, and for the excellent work he now does in running The Station in Bearsden.

“I was particular impressed to hear that him and his colleagues had recently raised £1,500 for the Scottish Association for Mental Health.

“I wish Callum all the best for the future and hope that he will continue to do important work in the local community.”


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