Linda Cooper presents cup to Liquorland Hobsonville Mobile

Trusts' retail store and gastro pub recognised in prestigious awards

The West Auckland Licensing Trusts (The Trusts) is thrilled to earn top accolades for its retail store, Liquorland Hobsonville, and gastro pub, iTi, Titirangi.

Liquorland Hobsonville has won the prestigious Franchise of the Year award at the Foodstuffs Liquorland conference. The Hobsonville Rd outlet warded off competition against nearly 200 stores to take the podium.

iTi Drinks & Bites Garden has been recognised as one of the top gastro bars in the country by the Hospitality Association of New Zealand. The eatery in Titirangi Rd is now a finalist in the equally prestigious New Zealand’s Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastro Pubs.

CEO of The Trusts, Allan Pollard, says this accolade is a testament to the team’s commitment to delivering exceptional experiences and a fantastic slice of West Auckland hospitality.

Liquorland Hobsonville’s award proves to be great recognition for the outstanding work of The Trusts’ retail teams, Pollard says.

Liquorland Hobsonville and iTi have gained magnificent achievements, he says. “They are recognition of the great work being done by The Trusts’ retail and hospitality teams. West Auckland should be very proud of its community-owned licensing Trusts and the national recognition we are receiving from our industry peers. It is certainly very humbling for me to now hear industry experts looking to West Auckland for ideas and inspiration for both hospitality and retail.”