Preston's Pubs in Paint Competition

(June 24, 2011)

Mark is lending his support to a competition for Pubs in Preston to win a free makeover from trade paint brand Glidden Trade.  Following on from the success of last year’s ‘Paint and a Pint’ competition, Glidden Trade, is giving independent pubs in Preston another chance to win a £2,000 makeover for their establishment.

The UK pub industry has been hard hit by the recession and rises in alcohol tax, resulting in many pubs struggling to make ends meet.  More than 30 pubs in Preston have closed in the last four year, so in a bid to help pull in the punters, the Glidden Trade ‘Paint and a Pint’ competition will see two pubs receive a top transformation, plus money towards a re-opening party.  Three second place prizes worth £500 are also up for grabs, and five third place winners will receive £100 in Glidden Trade vouchers to put towards their own makeover.

To give a further boost to local businesses, professional painters and decorators who nominate their pub will have the chance to carry out the redecoration work, should it be selected as a winner.

Mark said: “Pubs provide an important contribution to the economy and are the focal point for the community, so it’s great that organisations such as Glidden Trade are supporting local pub owners.  A makeover is an ideal way for them to enhance their image, boost trade and attract more custom.”

To be in with a chance of winning the competition, independent pub licensees and their customers should send a photograph or video of the pub and state why their pub deserves a makeover in no more than 100 words.

Responses, along with contact details and a photo or a video of the nominated pub, should be sent via the Glidden Trade Facebook site found at or to Glidden Trade “Paint and a Pint” Competition, Giant’s Basin, Potato Wharf, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4NB.

Alternatively, entries can be submitted by email to All entries must be received before 5pm on 31 August 2011.

Projects will be judged on originality, merit and the benefits the makeover would bring to the pub and the local area. The renovation work will be carried out in late 2011, so access to the pub at this time will be crucial.


Short listing will take place in early September, with successful entrants going to an independent judging panel later that month. The winning entrants will be informed in October.


For more information on the Glidden Trade ‘Paint and a Pint’ Competition and for terms and conditions, please visit


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