Veeno, the chain of Italian wine cafés, has been shortlisted for three awards in the 2016 English Italian Awards.
Founders Nino Caruso and Andrea Zecchino have introduced the aperitivo culture to the UK with eight cafes providing a destination for customers to eat, drink and relax with family and friends.
Veeno has been shortlisted for the Best Multiple Operator, Best Newcomer (Veeno Bristol) and Best Deli/Café (Veeno Notthingham) awards.
“We are delighted to be recognised as one of the best Italian operators,” says Caruso and Zecchino.
“Even if we are a relatively young business, our fast growth shows that we are already an established brand, well-known across the UK.”
English Italian Awards winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Palace Hotel, Manchester on 18 September.