Great British High Street Award nominations open for 2015
Robin Walker, MP for Worcester, has today pledged his support for Worcester as The Great
British High Streets Awards 2015 are now in full swing and nominations are open until 1st
Last year the Worcester Business Improvement District (BID) were finalists and Robin
sincerely hopes this year they can take the top prize of best town centre.
This year, not only will the winners have the cachet of being best in category, but they will
also benefit from a share of an £80,000 prize pot. Up to 100 retailers in each of the seven
winning locations will be given training, courtesy of Internet giant Google on how to make the
most of their digital skills from their experts.
Now in their second year, the awards celebrate the hard work of local groups up and down
the country who are working together to support their local high streets and make them even
better places to shop and socialise.
This year a new special prize has also been launched for towns who have become ‘Rising
Stars’ or for local people who have made an invaluable personal contribution to their local
high streets. Once again, judges from the Future High Streets Forum – made up of industry
leaders from across retail, property and business – will be looking for the nation’s best high
streets across 7 categories:
“I am incredibly proud of Worcester’s High Street and city centre. One of the most exciting
things over the last few years has been to watch as it has moved from struggling successfully
through a tough period to truly thriving with higher occupancy, record footfall and some
exciting new shops and restaurants. It was great that we were shortlisted in last year’s awards,
but I think Worcester’s fantastic independent shops deserve to do even better. With smart new
markets and a fantastic range of events & celebrations through the year I don’t think there has
ever been a better time for Worcester to win national recognition.”
Notes to editors:
To vote for Worcester and for more details see www.thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk
and follow the competition on twitter @TheGBHighSt.
The deadline for entries is 1st September 2015.
For further information about Worcester Bid, refer to their website:
To read more of Robin’s work and campaigning for Worcester and the local business
community, refer to his website: