We’ve Hit our Target!
Preston - Preston
The Preston Guild 2012 Trades Procession Steering Committee is very pleased to announce that it has reached the target number of entries for the procession well ahead of the agreed deadline.
With a total of 142 units so far, the Trades Procession will be packed with entries showcasing a large proportion of Preston and Lancashire’s local businesses. “I have been overwhelmed by the commitment of Preston’s business community,” comments Ken Williams, Manager of the St. George’s Shopping Centre and chair of the steering group, “Local trades have really taken on board the spirit of the Guild and will be dedicating their time and staff to take part in what is guaranteed to be an unmissable event.”
Plumbs, whose showroom is located in Brookhouse Mill, is just one of the local businesses that has signed up; “We’ve been involved in many of the past Guilds so there was no doubt that we would enter the trades procession this year,” comments Rachel Page, “And our team is already busy working on the design of our float.” Colin Weaver from The Best of Preston also commented; “I’ve been working closely with a number of my customers to encourage participation in the Guild and the whole event has been very well received.
People are excited about the promotional opportunities an event of this scale brings to the local area.” Stella Hall, Festival Director for Preston Guild 2012 adds; “We are delighted with the variety, passion and total commitment that Preston’s businesses have shown for the Trades Procession – it is fantastic to hear about everyone’s plans for their entries and it will certainly be one of the must –see events of the Guild.”
The 2012 Trades Procession takes place on 1st September forming part of the opening weekend of the Guild City Festival which includes the Vintage Guild Weekend, a special 2 day food festival, Light Night, and the BIBAs. There are still a few places left in the Trades and Torchlight processions, any businesses still considering joining are urged to sign up as soon as possible before the maximum for the procession is reached.