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

September.

 

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:

 

Robin said:

“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:

http://www.worcesterbid.com/worcester-traders-are-open-as-usual

To read more of Robin’s work and campaigning for Worcester and the local business

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