Enter Your Local Area into the 2016 Great British High Street Competition

ACS is encouraging retailers across the country to enter their villages, towns and cities into the Great British High streets competition 2016. Now in its 3rd year, the competition celebrates the great work that is being done to revive, adapt and diversify the nation’s high streets and is an opportunity for councils, businesses, community groups and volunteers to learn from the very best.

Last year’s competition saw a record-breaking 230 entries and attracted over 200,000 public votes, with Bishy Road in York, a former finalist, crowned Britain’s best. This year's competition features new categories, new prizes, and the chance to win up to £ 10,000 each,

The competition is designed to help revitalise high streets by promoting the great work that is being done and sharing good ideas across the country.

The nine competition categories for places are:

  • Best City Centre High Street
  • Best Town Centre High Street
  • Best Market Town High Street (small)
  • Best Market Town High Street (large)
  • Best Coastal Community High Street
  • Best Village High Street
  • Best Local Centre – precinct or parade of shops
  • Best London High Street
  • Rising Star - to recognise towns who are turning fortunes around

The four competition categories for individuals are:

  • Best Store Manager or Employee from a National Retailer / Organisation
  • Best Store Manager or Employee from an Independent / Small Business
  • Best Market Manager, Operator, Farmer or Trader
  • Best under 25 year old, manager or employee from a high street business

Nominations are now open across England, Wales and Scotland. The top 3 shortlisted in each category will be announced in October. They will then go through to a public online vote and be visited by the Future High Streets Forum judging panel made up of industry leaders from across retail, property and business.

Details of how to enter the competition can be found at: www.thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk

The deadline for entries is Friday, 9 September 2016.

This entry was posted by Chris on Tue, 16/08/2016 - 10:23