The hunt to find Wellingborough’s favourite shop, restaurant and pub is on with the launch of a new contest aimed at showcasing the best of the town centre.
People are being urged to rate town centre businesses in the new Pride of Wellingborough awards organised by the Wellingborough Business Improvement District (BID) – which is paid for by town centre businesses – through its Discover Wellingborough campaign.
Every Friday starting this week a short review of a shop, pub and restaurant, health and beauty salon or professional services businesses will be published on the Discover Wellingborough website and promoted on its Facebook and Twitter accounts.
People are then encouraged to give the business a star rating for each of the categories, including customer service, atmosphere, quality of offering and overall.
The businesses with the highest ratings will be shortlisted for an end-of-year awards.
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.
“There’s more to Wellingborough than meets the eye – and that’s what we are going 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.”
The reviews will replace the Friday Finds review series, which were introduced in the summer of 2013 as a way of promoting independent town centre businesses.
The competition is open to businesses in the Wellingborough BID catchment area.
To take part, email firstname.lastname@example.org.