New awards to give Penwortham businesses a much needed boost

Posted on - 7th November, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Penwortham, Preston News, South Ribble News
Jenna Whittingham is one business owner applying for the award

A new award celebrating Penworthams high street businesses has been launched this week.


Enjoy Penwortham have officially announced the Best of Penwortham Awards to shine light on the efforts made by local businesses during this difficult year.

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The awards are also a way of keeping businesses connected with the communities they serve as England is plunged into lockdown 2.

There are ten categories, with one for every type and size of business in the town. Businesses will be expected to enter themselves in the category of their choosing, with residents then voting for their favourites.

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The organisers hope to announce the winners before Christmas. 

Jenna Whittingham runs Beauty and The Hair Boutique on Liverpool Road in Penwortham and will be entering the awards. She said: “Penwortham is such a lovely place, and we’ve just had all these new businesses open on the high street.

Jenna Whittingham will be applying for the Best of Penwortham awards
Jenna Whittingham will be applying for the Best of Penwortham awards

“These awards will really help businesses because I think they’ll reward them for their hard work and they’ll get a bit of appreciation, and it’s something a bit different. I think it’s absolutely fantastic.”

Lee Petts, local resident and managing director of PR and marketing agency 52M, is behind the Enjoy Penwortham campaign and the new awards. He said: “Penwortham is packed with great businesses that are loved by local people. These new awards are a chance for residents to recognise and reward the achievements of these businesses that make the town such a fantastic place to live.”

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The awards open for entries on Friday 6th November. Participating businesses must have submitted theirs by 5pm on Friday 20 November for a chance to win.

Details of all entrants, and their categories, will be published on Monday 23rd November, with public voting open until Monday 14 December 2020. Businesses are invited to register to enter here.

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