Chance to vote for all your Preston favourites

Posted on - 6th January, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Winners at the last It Smiles Better awards
Winners at the last It Smiles Better awards

Tens of thousands of votes are expected in this year’s Preston – It Smiles Better – The Awards.


The event sees the public get the chance to vote for their favourite bars, restaurants and those who make a difference to the city and its entertainment offering.

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Organised by Preston Business Improvement District there were 128,000 public votes cast in the 2016 awards, when it was last held.

BID manager Mark Whittle said: “The awards are a great opportunity for city centre businesses to take the limelight.

“We have a great city centre that offers something for everyone, whether people are coming for a shopping trip or a night out Preston is a great choice.”


“The city centre has long been synonymous with offering outstanding service and these awards are staged purely to recognise the people and businesses that excel by keeping Preston’s customers happy and returning – we would encourage everyone to go online and vote for their favourites.”

Read more: Next stage of Preston’s shared space to take take shape

There’s a total of 14 categories to vote in and votes can be cast on the Business Lancashire website.

Categories include:
– Bar of the year
– Club of the year
– Restaurant of the year
– Pub of the year
– Personality of the year
– Leisure manager of the year
– Retail manager of the year
– Multiple retailer of the year
– Independent business of the year
– Best customer service in a leisure business
– Best customer service in a retail business
– Outstanding achievement in retail
– Outstanding achievement in leisure
– Preston’s ‘City Star’

Voting opens on Friday 5 January and closes on Friday 9 February.

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