Posted on:
2nd July, 2018

Great British High Street Awards 2018

On 20th June, the Communities Secretary launched the Great British High Street Awards for 2018



What is the GBHS?

  • We want to celebrate local achievements on high streets across Great Britain and Northern Ireland. For the first time we will also be holding a High Streets Week, 16 – 22 July.
  • 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 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 (our lead sponsor).

How can you get involved?

What are the categories?

  • Winners will be named in each of the four UK nations – England, Scotland, Wales and, for the first time, Northern Ireland.
  • There are two categories: Champion High Street, which will recognise the nation’s best high streets, and the Rising Star category which will recognise the nation’s most ambitious high streets, places which are taking the lead and working together to regenerate, adapt and diversify.
  • An overall High Street of the Year in Great Britain and Northern Ireland will also be named.

Key dates

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

Who can apply?

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