Pride of Wellingborough Finalists Announced

The finalists in a town centre retail competition have been announced.


People are being urged to vote for their favourite business from the top five as voted for in the Pride of Wellingborough awards.

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John Cable (left) from Wellingborough BID with a previous Pride of Wellingborough winner Captain Neil’s Toy Chest

The scheme is organised by the Wellingborough Business Improvement District (BID) – which is paid for by town centre businesses – through its Discover Wellingborough campaign.


Omnia gift shop, Lunar Tree, Laser Maze, Sun Angels and The Sweet Jar have been unveiled as the people’s choices. The overall winner will be announced at the Christmas lights switch-on on Saturday, November 25.


John Cable, BID manager, said: “This is about showcasing the best of our great town centre, reminding people about all of the businesses we have on our doorstep.


“We are now calling on members of the public to vote for their number one business. There’s more to Wellingborough than meets the eye – and that’s what we are trying to demonstrate with the Pride of Wellingborough awards.


“There are some fabulous, quirky and unique goods on sale, tasty places to eat and drink in our town centre and we feel it’s time to start celebrating them. We must also remember the major advantage of free parking we have in the town centre as well.”


Each week a short review of a shop, pub and restaurant, health and beauty salon or professional services business has been published on the Discover Wellingborough website and promoted on its Facebook and Twitter accounts.


Members of the public have been encouraged to give the business a star rating for categories, including customer service, atmosphere, quality of offering and overall.


The reviews were successfully introduced in summer 2013 as a way of promoting independent town centre businesses.


To vote for your favourite business, visit: https://www.discoverwellingborough.co.uk/pride-of-wellingborough-2017-finalists/.


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