#LoveDarlo Town Centre Business Awards

The fantastic Darlington Hippodrome

The fantastic Darlington Hippodrome

We are looking for the best businesses in Darlington town centre to celebrate all that is great about Darlington’s Town Centre - could this be yours?

Compared by BBC TV antiques expert, David Harper, our award winning and beautifully restored theatre the Darlington Hippodrome will play host to the first ever #LoveDarlo Town Centre Business awards.

The event which will be held on the evening of 17th November, will celebrate the best Darlington has to offer and it's the perfect way to get the festive season underway.

Aimed at recognising and rewarding businesses in our town centre, the event at Darlington’s flagship venue 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 are 12 award categories and businesses are encouraged to put themselves forward for as many categories as they can. Submitted application forms will be assessed by a panel of experts alongside a public vote. The award catergories 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)

Tickets for the event will be free of charge and given to all finalists.

We promise an evening full of glitz and glamour and finalists will be treated to a drinks reception by Masons Yorkshire Gin, food and special performances throughout the evening followed by an after party with DJ.

We are very grateful to all our partners which include Darlington Borough Council, Darlington Business Club, The Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs, and Darlington Cares

Download the application forms.

Download The Shooting Star application form or it can be completed and submitted online.

Download all other categories or submit the form online.

Applications close on 22nd August 2019. Judging will take place on 27th and 28th August.

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