Mission Statement

Preston Hub (Owned and Operated by Preston Hub LTD and its Board of Directors) is an exciting, unique 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 2 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 is also involved in 103.2 Beat Radio.

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 Local News & Local Features sections. He also consults with our reporters and contributors, sometimes speaking to local businesses also about running competitions.

Who Are We..?

We have an amazing team of contributors.

Beth Crook

Beth's passionate about Preston and writes featured articles on our amazing county.

Ashleigh Stables

Ashleigh works with local businesses across Lancashire to help build their digital content strategy. She produces editorial and blog content and shares them on Preston Hub.

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!

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.

Matthew Pacey

Matthew is an experienced videographer with a passion for bringing your vision to life. His involvement with Preston Hub extends to creating videos for our advertisers!

Hall Of Fame

Thankyou to the following for helping build Preston Hub.

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.

Maria Jacovou

Maria is a journalist and started writing for Preston Hub as a UCLan Student on Work Experience. She became part of the family and was appointed as a Company Director, with responsibilities relating to content creation. Since leaving University, Maria's passion for TV has led her to work for some of the UK's biggest media companies.

Carley Louise Stewart

Carley is... Carley. There's no other word for her. She runs Little Vegan, a Preston-based Vegan food company and produced articles for us about health and lifestyle!

Sophie Brotherton

Sophie is an experienced Social Media Manager.

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