Preston to host first Best of Britannia North

After three hugely successful events in London, Best of Britannia has announced that the first BOB North will take place in Preston in May.

BOB is an event that showcases British companies that design or manufacture in the UK and opens with an exclusive preview evening to trade buyers and media on the first day, followed by two days of selling to the public and trade visitors.

Marketing Lancashire will work closely with the BOB team to ensure that the very best brands from across the North of England are fully represented, with the finest food, drink and entertainment offered alongside this incredible showcase of British design and manufacture.

Councillor Peter Rankin, leader of Preston City Council, said: “The Best of Britannia in ‘Proud Preston’ will be a marvellous showcase for quality products and for the city. It is a vote of confidence from great British manufacturers that Preston has been selected to host such a prestigious event."

“A growing number of consumers here understand the boost to the UK economy, to jobs, and to the sustainability and ethical sourcing that Made in the UK brings." “As a born and bred Lancastrian, who manufactures much of my company’s designs in the county, I am delighted that BOB North is coming to Preston, where the impact of the event in a region with such a proud manufacturing and creative heritage is bound to be huge.”

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