The Great British High Street Awards

July 2, 2018 10:37 am

This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate local achievements on high streets across Great Britain and Northern Ireland.   Not only that, but for the first time, a High Streets Week will be held between 16 and 22 July.  Moreover, entrants to the awards are in with a chance to win up to £10,000 to spend on their community, plus on-the-ground support and events from the campaign and street teams.  There is also the opportunity for retailers, small businesses and the public to participate in a ‘spend and win’ competition supported by Visa (the lead sponsor).

How to enter

It’s really simple, just visit the dedicated Great British High Street website.  Winners will be named in each of the four UK nations – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland under the following two categories:

  • Champion High Street – recognising the nation’s best high streets
  • Rising Star category – recognising the nation’s most ambitious high streets, places which are taking the lead and working together to regenerate, adapt and diversify.

In addition, an overall High Street of the Year in Great Britain and Northern Ireland will also be named.

The awards are open to the following:

  • Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)
  • Local Councils
  • Parish Councils
  • Town Teams
  • Coastal Community Teams
  • Town Centre Partnerships
  • Community Interest Companies
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Trading Associations

Key dates

Here are the key dates for the competition:

  • 20 June – Great British High Street Awards Launch
  • W/c 16 July – The ‘Great British High Street Week’
  • 15 August – Entries close
  • 10 September – Shortlist announced
  • 31 October – Voting close and judges’ visits
  • November – Winners announced at awards ceremony

If you have any questions regarding the competition, please contact Nick Searle.

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