Cotton Court Business Centre

Preston

Finalist in the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2013

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The team of Cotton Court Business Centre are pleased to announce we have reached the final for Conference & Meeting Venue Award at the Lancashire Tourism Award 2013!!! We are truly excited that we have made it into the final stages and up against some of our biggest competition.

In our category we are up against Blackpool Zoo and Brockholes Visitor Centre, Preston.

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The impressive shortlist for the Lancashire Tourism Award 2013 has been revealed.  Having received more applications than ever before, this year’s list of finalists is also the longest in the event’s 10 year history.

The Lancashire Tourism Awards 2013 will take place on Thursday 7 November at Blackburn Cathedral and will be one of the cathedral’s first major corporate events, hosted by tourism expert, broadcaster and Travel Editor of The Independent, Simon Calder.

Ruth Connor, Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire said “We have been so impressed by the quantity and quality of applications, especially in this the Lancashire Tourism Awards 10th anniversary year. The awards celebrate the significance of tourism’s current £3.4billion contribution to the Lancashire economy and a great deal of that success is due to the dedication and enterprise of the businesses and individuals named today.

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“We congratulate them and ask that colleagues across the county show their appreciation and pride in Lancashire, by supporting these exceptional businesses and by joining us on the 7 November at Blackburn Cathedral when the winners will be announced.”

Businesses supporting this year’s awards include: Total Food Service, Naphens Solicitors, Workhouse Marketing, Dewlay Cheese Makers, Group Travel Organiser Magazine

Cotton Court helps Alive After Five Hospitality Awards

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We are once again helping promote Preston By Night working alongside the Preston BID Team to promote Preston, Lancashire Why not cast your vote now!

About the awards:

The Alive After Five Hospitality Awards are staged by Preston BID to recognise those businesses in the night time economy who offer a great night out. Only venues that are based in the immediate city centre, that have nominated themselves, or been nominated by another venue, have reached the finals. The individual awards will be won on public votes and the venue awards will be judged both by public votes and mystery shoppers.

Voting closes on September 27th at 5.00pm.

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THE AWARD CATEGORIES:

 

NEW SECURITY OPERATIVE OF THE YEAR

NEW ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

NEW BARTENDER OF THE YEAR

NEW BEST EVENT OR REGULAR NIGHT

NEW OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE

ENTERTAINMENT VENUE OF THE YEAR

PUB OF THE YEAR

RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR

CLUB OF THE YEAR

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

WAITER OR WAITRESS OF THE YEAR

MANAGER OF THE YEAR

 

 

 

 

 

The Winckley Square Business Hangout

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The ever popular Winckley Square Business Hangout is back again thanks to Preston City Centre’s Business Improvement District (BID). Inviting businesses from across Lancashire to network in the gorgeous splendor of Preston’s Winckley Square.

Sponsored by Santander the under-cover networking event will be serving a light supper, together with a glass of something fizzy!

The ever popular Winckley Square washing line will be in full force….. If you’re great at architecture or web-design, think you’re the best legal eagle in the area, or manufacture some mean products, simply write it down and hang it up for all to see.

Similarly, if you’re looking to secure services or purchase products locally and want a good deal, pin that up too.

DETAILS:

DATE: Wednesday 18th September
TIME: 4pm – 6pm
LOCATION: Winckley Square, Preston

TO BOOK:

bid@lancschamber.co.uk with your company and the name of your representatives (max of two per company) For more information please call 01772 653 000

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Lancashire Markets a continuing success

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The popular Lancashire Market returned to the city streets and has become a major extravaganza for local food and drink. The rain didn’t hamper as food lovers braved the drizzle to sample cakes, drinks and much more local produce.

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The Lancashire Market, backed by Preston’s Business Improvement District, helps bring hundreds of extra people into the city centre and boost local trade.

Over 300,000 people have been visiting the Markets since they began in 2010.

A few from the office visited this years markets and left having enjoyed ourselves on the great food!

You can find more pictures of this years markets here

Congratulations Abbie!!

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Our high flying Apprentice has just received her results! We would like to congratulate Abbie on her achievement. she has been fantastic since joining the team.

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What the we have to say:

Abbie joined us as part of the One Connect Apprenticeship scheme. She has continually impressed with her work ethic and willingness to learn new skills. She is friendly, enthusiastic, and a pleasure to work with. She always works hard and has been a great help to us at Cotton Court as we have been very busy with conference bookings. She has continued to grow into her role and with the team here, and is well liked by staff and customers. 

A very different weekend!

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We welcomed a very different customer to the building last weekend. The team at Crafty Vintage who offer a vintage, handmade & artisan food fair often seen in Clitheroe and at Brockholes transformed our outdoor space into a mix of food heaven and vintage shopping treats!

Here is just a few images from the weekend, to see more head to our facebook page

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BNI make Cotton Court their choice for business networking

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BNI (Business Network International) is the worlds largest and most successful business referral network. Are now meeting weekly with us at Cotton Court Business Centre on a Wednesday morning 6:45 – 9:00 starting this week.

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BNI Members meet weekly with the prime intention of passing each other opportunities for new business through ‘word of mouth referrals’. This is the most cost-effective form of advertising possible. Being a member of Business Network Int’l (BNI) is like having sales people working for you every day who market your product or services.

BNI’s sole purpose is to provide a positive, supportive and structured environment for the growth and development of the businesses of its members through the exchange of quality business referrals. In the Diamond (Preston) Chapter of BNI, members are already referring hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of business.

BNI Members commit to a strict code of ethics and a high standard of quality is both expected and monitored through the BNI system.

Your business can benefit from the services offered by BNI members. Why select unknown services from business directories and possibly regret it later!

For more information about joining BNI, please contact Joe Makepeace (Chapter Director) BNI Preston Diamond Chapter

 

Lancashire Markets set to return!

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Preston City Centre’s about to look bloomin’ marvellous as the ever-popular Lancashire Market returns to Friargate & Orchard Street on Saturday 17th August 2013.

The Market, funded and organised by the city centre’s Business Improvement District (BID) is the biggest Easter event to date, with more than 100 quality local producers offering the very best of Lancashire food, drink, gift & crafts.

With ever-increasing numbers of people both trading and visiting the Lancashire Market, Preston city centre has something unique to offer this Easter Weekend. Mark Whittle, BID’s event manager said: “Several towns regionally host markets, but no one does what we do, on this scale, which is why it’s proved to be ever so popular. We take the best that Lancashire has to offer and promote that as far and wide as possible.”

He added: “More than 340,000 people have visited the Lancashire Market since they began in 2010, travelling from all over the North West; proving there’s a healthy appetite for family friendly events that offer quality local produce”.

Patrons will have the opportunity to sample & purchase everything from artisan breads, locally produced cheeses, fresh meat, handmade chocolates, locally grown fruit & vegetables, honey produced up the road and much much more. The event is free to attend and all Lancashire Market visitors will be offered a discount voucher booklet with money saving coupons for businesses across Preston city centre

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