Stonegate Pub Company, has won the HR Distinction Award for Innovative Use of Technology. The pub company which has 12,000 employers received the award at a ceremony at Birmingham’s ICC on Tuesday evening (4th February), hosted by comedian, Jon Culshaw.

The HR Distinction Awards celebrate the outstanding contribution that innovatively designed and superbly executed HR strategies make to business performance and the bottom line. Stonegate won the award for its bespoke online training platform and it’s new intranet system that houses a wealth of training and company information, along with all employees’ professional development records.

The company was also shortlisted for Distinction in People Development Award.

In March Stonegate will also find out if has retained its title for a second year of ‘Best Employer 50+ sites’ at the Publican Awards, organised by the Publican’s Morning Advertiser, the licensed retail sector’s trade publication.

Tim Painter, HR Director at the Stonegate Pub Company said: “It is with immense pride that we accept this award on behalf of the entire Stonegate business. Our employees are vital to the success of our business and our on line training solutions and intranet ensure that we give our people the skills and knowledge they need in a way which is convenient and flexible for them. Being recognised for the work that we do for and with our people is just fantastic. It’s a real testament to the whole company who contribute towards making our business such a success.”

Since its inception in November 2010, the Stonegate Pub Company has doubled the number of pubs it operates to 625 with three significant deals; the merger with Town and City Pub Company; the purchase of the Living Room venues and the acquisition of 78 pubs from the administrators of the Bramwell Pub Company.