Town centre businesses set to shine this weekend

First published: Thursday 14 Nov 2019

This weekend sees the first ever #LoveDarlo town centre business awards.

More than 26,000 votes have been cast in the build up to the awards as the public voted for the winner in each of the twelve awards categories.  

Over 400 guests are due to attend the event which is all about celebrating the best Darlington has to offer.

The event will be compared by BBC TV antiques expert, David Harper at the award Darlington Hippodrome.

Aimed at recognising and rewarding businesses in our town centre, the event will celebrate those retailers, bars, restaurants, market traders, cafes and leisure venues and many more which play such a vital role in making Darlington a venue of choice for shopping, socialising and having fun.

There 12 award categories are:

Customer Service Team (Sponsored by Queen Street Shopping Centre)

Independent & Specialist Retailer (Sponsored by tgi MEDIA)

National Retailer (Sponsored by the Cornmill Shopping Centre)

Best Bar (Sponsored by Barker Proudlove)

Hair, Beauty and Health Retailer (Sponsored by Latimer Hinks)

Best Café (Sponsored by HC One)

Best Restaurant (Sponsored by Angel HR)

Professional / Service Industry (Sponsored by Mercure Kings Head)

Market Trader (Sponsored by Arriva)

Leisure and Arts (Sponsored by Darlington Market)

Shooting Star (Sponsored by DL1)

Fashion Retailer (Sponsored by Al Forno)

 

Good luck to all the finalists!

 

You can shop with Cloud Collaborative throughout lockdown, as they are operating a click and collect service 🛍️ Open from 9am until 6pm, with new deals on offer each day. For enquiries or to order, call them on 01325 241176 ☎️ or message their Facebook page. #LoveDarlo https://t.co/0jzNgxcJ6g
25 January 2021 @15:05
Oh how we are missing our lovely local restaurants! Hands up if you're missing going out for food and enjoying a restaurant environment 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️ https://t.co/xkOqr5WHK7
25 January 2021 @13:51
Keep in the know 💡 of @DarlLibs opening hours for their click and collect services. The Crown Street based Library is open from Monday to Saturday from, 10am until 4pm. More information ℹ️ https://t.co/Rfsaf2SHNM #LoveDarlo https://t.co/H41LBMS9MT }
25 January 2021 @11:45
Good Monday morning Darlington! If you're out and about this week, please remember to follow social distancing guidelines and wear you face covering. #KeepSafe #StaySafe #HandsFaceSpace https://t.co/S7kCY0dQCG
25 January 2021 @10:31