A platform for Preston business,
charities & community members.

Welcome to Podio Magazine – a freely distributed publication across the PR1 area.

For 2018, we’ve committed to producing another four seasonal printed publications for our city. Additionally, we’re working on a special edition on behalf of the NWP Consortium (50k anticipated circulation throughout the run up, and during, nearly a dozen different LGBT community Pride events across the North West)

Our Winter PR1 edition is now available via our Podio Bookshelf. It’s also been freely available during the festive season via the two usual routes:

  1. On the street – via our smiling street team
  2. Via various city centre vendors

We can’t wait for you to come inside!

Happy New Year Preston; it’s a pleasure to serve you.

Editor’s note

Podio, in Spanish, means Podium; the idea being that we offer a platform for the good in Preston. Our fab team of family members, friends and volunteers come from all walks of life. We mostly work on the project in our spare time but each share one passion: to develop a positive city centre resource which refuses to give in to negativity.

Click through for more info on our umbrella enterprise (Global Amigos) otherwise, browse the site, follow our socials & say hi when you see us.

Andy Neale


Advertise with Podio

Looking for effective advertising in Preston? Use the button below to find out how. ***We currently have a limited number of year long campaigns available for city centre organisations: A full page in all four seasonal PR1 editions for a one off £395 fee. Terms apply, payment required by 2pm January 31st 2018.

Read our articles

Read content that has featured in our printed publications – and catch occasional extra posts too. We don’t consider ourselves a source of news; more a celebration of the good – we do welcome Press Releases with respect to any city centre activity though. Alternatively, tag us in your Tweets for auto shares (if applicable).

Podio’s Promise

Despite possessing a commercial flair, we are technically part of a broader PR1-based social enterprise Global Amigos. Podio PR1 is supported by approximately ten local community members; we aren’t in receipt of, nor have we ever applied for, any type of funding. We believe in using business as a tool for good and commit to the following aims:

To offer work experience & training

To support & promote Preston activity

To only ever publish positive articles

To celebrate Preston’s diverse communities