Best Bar None: Supporting a great night out
64% of stranger violence and 70% of violent incidents at the weekends, evenings and nights are alcohol-related, according to Alcohol Policy UK.
This a statistic that Best Bar None, a scheme piloted in Glasgow and now in 58 towns and cities across Scotland, is desperately trying to change. The scheme signs up member licensed premises to train and prepare their staff in promoting a safe night out.
Ensuring a safe night out might be recognising when someone has had a lot to drink, it could be arranging a taxi for a single woman who is clearly in an uncomfortable situation on her ‘date’, or it could be promoting smaller measures of drinks to reduce alcohol excessive consumption.
Results from the scheme are staggering and regions operating under Best Bar None have seen a notable dip in crime in the region. Despite this so few people knew about the programme, and so Best Bar None involved Volpa to help raise awareness.
- Client: Best Bar None
- Skills: Media relations, public relations, award writing
- Website: www.bbnscotland.co.uk