Preston’s nightlife and those who make it one of the best in the UK are set to be rewarded.Advertisement
The Alive After Five hospitality awards have seen thousands of Prestonians cast their votes for their favourite nightclub, restaurant and those who made nighttime in the city tick.
The city has retained its Purple Flag award, which marks it out as an excellent city centre for a night out, for three years in a row.
Preston’s Business Improvement District decided to run the awards to recognise those people who run venues and more in the city.
Mark Whittle, of PrestonBID, said: “The success of Preston’s Purple Flag status has been about working together and now we want to celebrate what we have achieved.
“Preston is still the only place in Lancashire to hold the coveted title, which sees us in the same club as huge cities such as Manchester, Oxford and Birmingham.
“All businesses thrive on a bit of competition and I am sure these awards will bring out the best in our night time economy, there is a real excitement amongst the venues.”
The shortlist for the awards was decided by an online public vote.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Tuesday 29 October with BBC Radio Lancashire’s John Gillmore hosting it.
Full list of categories and nominations:
Club of the year
Entertainment venues of the year
Frog & Bucket Comedy Club
Restaurant of the year
Pub of the Year
The Black Horse
Bartender of the Year
Zoe Brown – Corn Exchange
Chris Zahra – Forum
Ellen Cunliffe – Yates’s
Entertainer of the Year
DJ Jammie – MACs
Dave Shepherd – Popworld
Dan Nighttingale – Frog & Bucket
Security Operative of the Year
Rob Wareing – Yates’s
Jabber Khan – Browns
Stephen Woodward – Stanley Arms
Waiter/Waitress of the Year
Leame Isherwood – Forum
Mollie Zhou – Chinese Buffet
Louise Powell – Mariettas
Andy Mac – MACs
John Lovick – Lancashire POlice
Kirsty Hodgeon – The Stanley Arms
Manager of the Year
Tony Mercer – Popworld
Sarah Brown – Corn Exchange
Zane Woods – Evoque
Best Event/Regular Night
Black Horse – DUngeons & Dragons
Glovers – FAM*
The Adelphi – Quids On A Thursday
Outstanding Customer Service
Nichola Morgan – Yates’s
John Walling – Evoque
Lauren Nutten – MACs
What do you think of the finalists? Who gets your vote? Let us know in the comments below