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Love Lancaster Business Awards


The Love Lancaster Business Awards, which celebrate success across the Lancaster BID Zone in Lancaster city centre are brought to you by Lancaster BID in partnership with Holdens Law with support from Lancaster City Council.

We are looking for nominations to recognise employees and businesses that go that extra mile to contribute to making Lancaster city centre a better place for everyone to live, work, invest and visit. So, if you know a business which deserves recognition, or an individual employee who goes that little bit further, why not nominate them for a Love Lancaster Business Award today?

Remember all nominations must be for businesses located within the Lancaster BID Zone in the city centre.

For further information, check out the FAQs.

Nominations are now closed for this year. Judges will select a shortlist for each category who will then be invited to the Awards Ceremony where the winners will be announced.

Love Lancaster Business Awards Categories

Visitor Attraction of the Year – sponsored by The Travellers Choice

This award recognises the best attraction for visitors to our Heritage City. Whether it’s a permanent tourist attraction or a one-off event, we’re looking for high quality attractions which draw people into our wonderful city. Nominate your favourite venue or event which offers the best experience to visitors to the city centre.

Pub of the Year – sponsored by CoastNCountry

This award is for licensed premises which stand out from the crowd. Nominations encouraged for any venues which make your quick drink or big night out extra special.

Restaurant of the Year – sponsored by Marketgate Shopping Centre

Lancaster has a wealth of restaurants serving a wide range of cuisine. Nominate your favourite and tell us what about it has really impressed you and makes it deserve the award.

Café / Coffee Shop of the Year – sponsored by Two Stories

Lancaster has plenty of options whether you are looking for a coffee and cake or a light lunch. Tell us which one is your favourite haunt and what makes it special enough to win our award.

Takeaway of the Year – sponsored by Lancaster Eats

Whether you want to grab a bite to eat on the go or order in a feast, you’ll be spoilt for choice for a takeaway in Lancaster. Nominate your favourite and tell us what makes it stand out from the rest – don’t forget it needs to be in the city centre!

Small Retailer of the Year – sponsored by Primark

This award is for independent retailers and individual branches of nationals which employ 10 staff or fewer on the premises. Whether it sells something unique, or offers exceptional levels of care for customers, tell us about your favourite small retailer in the city centre and why they deserve to win the award.

Large Retailer of the Year – sponsored by St Nics Arcades

Lancaster has a wide range of large stores offering a variety of produce including clothing, household items, books, stationery, pharmacy products, groceries and so much more. Nominate your favourite and tell us what makes them so deserving of our award.

Hair & Beauty Salon of the Year – sponsored by

Nominate your favourite salon and let us know why they deserve to win the award. With so many potential nominees throughout the city centre including hair, nails, skincare, and tattoo parlours, we want to know who you think is the best.

Professional Services Award – sponsored by Eventus Recruitment Group

This award recognises the predominantly office-based businesses delivering professional services throughout the city. Nominations might include the financial or legal sectors, architects, design agencies, insurance brokers and so much more. Tell us who you think deserves to win.

Customer Service Team of the Year – sponsored by Q2Q

This winner of this award will be the business which demonstrates exceptional levels of customer service. The category is open to all business types including retail, hospitality and professional services.

Manager of the Year – sponsored by Guy Penn

This award recognises the Manager who provides quality leadership to their team, ensures their business delivers high levels of customer satisfaction and is a positive asset to the city centre. Although nominations for the public are welcome, we are particularly keen to hear from staff who work with the nominees.

Employee of the Year – sponsored by Lancaster City Council

This award recognises any individual employee working within Lancaster city centre. Nominations are welcome from colleagues highlighting exceptional contributions to a team or from customers highlighting how the individual goes above and beyond to meet your needs and make you feel welcome.

Young Person of the Year – sponsored by Lancaster & Morecambe College

This award is specifically for people aged 16 to 25 working in any city centre business who excel in their role and go above and beyond to create a positive impression to their customers.

Ambassador of the Year – sponsored by Holdens Law

This award recognises the individual from a city centre business or visitor attraction who really excels and makes the biggest positive impact in Lancaster city centre. They should be someone who has really gone above and beyond to fly the flag for the city and made an outstanding contribution to Lancaster. Although nominations can be submitted for this category, the judges reserve the right to consider nominees from across all categories to receive this ultimate recognition.

Lancaster Superhero Award 2022 – sponsored by EDF

This is the only community award which seeks to recognise the individual who has voluntarily given up their time to make a significant positive contribution to Lancaster city centre. This could be someone at a school, local community group or charity who has given up their time to help others. Tell us what they have done for other people which really makes them stand out from the crowd.


Nominations Now Closed

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