Preston presenter John Gillmore could be crowned Lancashire Tourism Superstar

Posted on - 20th October, 2015 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, People, Preston News
BBC Radio Lancashire presenter John Gillmore was one of those taking on the challenge

John GillmoreĀ taking part in a parched pea eating competition

Preston radio presenter John Gillmore is once again in the running for a county-wide award.


Known to most as Gilly the BBC Radio Lancashire DJ is on the shortlist for the Lancashire Tourism Awards Superstar for the second year running.

Gilly faces competition from Tina Midgley of a printers in Blackpool, Burnley fire beater Joshua Walker, Blackpool Winter Gardens boss Michael Williams and the president of Blackpool Civic Trust Elaine Smith.

The winner is to be announced at the Lancashire Tourism Awards on Thursday 5 November, and the category has been decided by public vote.

Related: Chillin’ with Gilly, as he reflects on a lifetime broadcasting to Lancashire

Ruth Connor, chief executive of Marketing Lancashire, said: “Those who work in the tourism industry are passionate about Lancashire and deliver quality experiences and customer service excellence to our 63 million visitors every year.

“This award aims to make public some of the extraordinary accomplishments made by individuals working in the industry today. Ā This year we have an amazing and diverse group of individuals in our shortlist.”

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