An annual Best of British Awards has been launched by The Telegraph weekly world edition, to identify and reward the world’s leading British clubs, pubs, restaurants and shops outside of the UK.
This initiative allows British expats living abroad to nominate and vote for their favourite establishments around the world, which culminates in an awards ceremony due to be held in London in April 2010.
Readers who submit a nomination will be entered into a prize draw to win two tickets, including free flights from the country where they live, to the awards ceremony in London.
Sponsored by British Airways, the nominated businesses will be judged on a country level with the winner from each country going through to the world final.
The judges will take into consideration the number of votes received by entrants, along with comments made by visitors to each profile page.
The results will be used to compile an annual listing of the world’s top British establishments, which will feature on the Telegraph website, weekly world edition and travel section of The Daily Telegraph in the UK.
Readers can nominate and vote for the businesses in the Best of British Awards, whether it is a favourite bar serving British bitter, a shop that stocks pork pies and marmite or a restaurant that serves steak and kidney pie followed by spotted dick and custard, through the website, available in English at www.telegraph.co.uk/expat, until January 15.
The awards are split into six categories; Best British Shop; Best British Restaurant; Best British Pub/Bar; Best British Social Club; Best British Business Club; and Best British Sporting Club.
Richard Ellis, publisher of The Telegraph weekly world edition, said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating the pubs, clubs, shops and restaurants that form the heartbeat of British expat communities around the world. We hope every British establishment out there will want to earn a bob or two.”