A platform for Preston business,
charities & community members.

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

For 2018, we committed to producing another four seasonal printed publications for our city. Our Spring 2018 edition will be out soon.

Our Winter edition is still available via our Podio Bookshelf. It’s also been freely available via various city centre vendors

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 learn about our options. *We have a number of year long campaigns available for ambitious businesses: A full page in all four Preston editions for £395. Terms apply.

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. Inspiring Press Releases are welcomed & shared.

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