Mission Statement

Preston Hub (Owned and Operated by Preston Hub LTD and its Board of Directors) is an exciting, new concept for the people, communities, organisations and businesses of Preston and surrounding areas.

For the people of Preston, we aim to provide you with a “Hub” of information and entertainment. You’ll be able to access the latest News, Events, Interviews, Sports content, Job Listings, Property Listings and Lifestyle features. We’ll have a focus on Preston, but also look to bring you the latest national trends and “Bizarre” news through The Preston Bible. We’ll discuss and document exactly what interests you – From the local area (In Preston Proud/Students/Sports), but also nationally in the Entertainment News (Featuring TV/Film Reviews) and Lifestyle sections. We are your “One-Stop Shop”.

For the businesses and organisations of Preston, we aim to provide you with a “Hub” to promote, collaborate and expand. As a business ourselves, and run by people with business experience, we know the struggle to reach a wider audience in an affordable, cost-effective way. Our facebook page is the largest lifestyle-focused page in Preston, with over 120,000 monthly users and an astonishing 1.2m reach in 2017. We know how to connect with our audience because we are Proud Preston – We are you.

Who Owns Preston Hub..?

We are a privately owned limited company with a Board of 3 Directors.

John Nicoll

John Nicoll

Owner and Company Director. Back in November 2017, John took over the Preston Hub facebook page and had a vision to turn the Hub into a locally renowned brand. John handles the day-to-day running of the business, including advertising, marketing and accounts. John also co-owns Get The Deal Lancashire, a local A4 magazine publication and The Rox Media, a video production company. John is also a former Radio Presenter.

Antony Gilmore

Anthony Gilmour

Editor-In-Chief and Company Director. Anthony is a former Director of Preston's local radio station and a trained journalist - Simply put, he knows the world of media and loves the local area. He's a sports enthusiast, keen to cover the latest PNE goings-on and regularly writes articles for our Sports, Students and Lifestyle sections. He also consults with our reporters and contributors, sometimes speaking to local businesses also about running competitions.

Maria Jacovou

Content Creator and Company Director. Maria is a journalist and started writing for Preston Hub as a UCLan Student on Work Experience. She became part of the family and now is a Company Director, with responsibilities relating to content creation.

Founder

Jay Whalley

Jay Whalley

Jay founded our Facebook page back in 2014 as "The Preston Bible". The page attracted a large following due to Jay's witty, creative sense of humour and his work as a resident DJ/Social Media Manager. In 2017, Jay renamed the page as the Preston Hub and passed on the page to John. Jay is passionate about healthy living and regularly posts online about his own life experiences.

Who Are We..?

We have an amazing team of contributors.

Carley Louise Stewart

Carley is... Carley. There's no other word for her. She runs Little Vegan, a Preston-based Vegan food company and writes articles for us about health and lifestyle! Make sure you follow her on facebook!

Jessica Jackson

Jessica won the title of "Junior Miss Preston" in 2017 and has been helping charities and NPOs ever since. She has attended thousands of events, and is helping spread the word about Preston Hub. Jessica attends events with the Hub and helps with general marketing.

Jamie Wade

Jamie is a full time teacher and has fond memories of John from their time at University. Jamie regularly contributes to the lifestyle and features section, writing about topical issues!

Anneen Carlisle

Anneen knows literally everyone in Preston.. Most likely a result of working for Royal Preston Hospital! Along with her sister Kate, Anneen is a regular "Facebook Live-r" and goes live on Preston Hub every week!

Kate Burt

Kate is Anneen's sister, a trained solicitor/lawyer and loves a little bit of Facebook Live. She joins Anneen every week on Preston Hub's facebook page!

Mark Freejack

Mark Freejack is a legendary DJ around the North West and currently presents a show on 97.4 Rock FM (Red Rose, to the oldies). Mark's radio show "Preston Hub's Club Classics" starts soon.

Graham Swift

Graham is good mates with John and Anthony - He knows things about them that would curdle your milk!

Do you fancy getting involved with Preston Hub?

We are looking for contributors, advertisers and supporters. If you’re a business looking to advertise, please email John Nicoll on JN@ThePrestonHub.co.uk. If you’re a content writter/blogger, and you’re keen to write for us, ping Anthony Gilmour an email on AG@ThePrestonHub.co.uk