Six Healthy High Streets vie for top places in Great British High Street Competition

The shortlist for the third annual Great British High Street Competition is revealed today, with six Healthy High Street towns and two High Street Champions in the running for an award.

The Great British High Street Competition, run by the Department for Communities and Local Government, celebrates the great work that's being done across the UK to revive, adapt and diversify the nation's high streets.  Last month the competition closed, having received a record 900+ entries.

The shortlist of 27 finalist high streets, and 12 individual high street heroes was revealed today, with winners to be picked by public vote and judges' assessment between now and 18 November. 

Six finalist towns are part of Business in the Community's Healthy High Streets programme, which is helping 100 high streets across the UK by providing business expertise and support.  They are:

  • Blackburn (Town Centre category)

  • Bristol (City category)

  • Derby (City category)

  • Falmouth (Coastal community category)

  • Prestatyn (Coastal community category - shown above)

  • Stockton (Rising Star category)

In addition, two Healthy High Streets Champions are finalists in the Best Employee from a National Retailer category:

  • Zabir Konat - M&S in Camden

  • Sally Francis - Boots in Mansfield

Winners will share a £100,000 prize pot, plus training from Google and Twitter on promoting themselves online. Vote for your favourite high street at http://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/high-street-of-the-year-award or follow on Twitter with #GBHighSt.

Find out more about our Healthy High Streets programme.