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The Great British High Street Awards 2015

After 6 weeks of campaigning, 21 judges’ visits, nearly 200,000 votes and one very tough judges’ meeting, the results of the Great British High Street competition are now in!

Winner – Bishy Road

And the Great British High Street of the Year 2015 goes to…

Bishy Road

A 2014 Runner-Up and Winner of the Local Centre category, Bishy Road wowed the judges with passion, innovation and community spirit. From its innovative app to its legendary parties, Bishy Road impressed us at every turn.

Minister for High Streets, Marcus Jones said…
"Bishy Road fully deserves their title of Britain’s best high street and I congratulate them on their good work. We’ll be sharing Bishy’s top tips with other high streets across the country to make sure others learn from their success."


And the winners of each category are…

City Location

Category: City Location
(population over 200,000)

Northampton

Northampton beat off some tough opponents in the form of Bradford and Cambridge through its innovative approach to transforming its shops and high street. By bringing in residential development, developing a new cultural quarter and boosting its digital capacity, Northampton is a shining example of a high street turning itself around.

Town Centre

Category: Town Centre

Rotherham

In an incredibly close category Rotherham just beat its competitors to claim the title of Best Town Centre. Due to its incredible support for start-up businesses and local retailers, Rotherham has been recognised as a very worthy winner.

Market Town

Category: Market Town

Helmsley

In another incredibly tough category, Helmsley fought off some fierce competition form Chipping Norton and Colne. Helmsley’s business group showed passion and collaboration, and impressive marketing and local branding.

Coastal Community

Category: Coastal Community

Amble

In one of the toughest categories, fighting against Prestatyn and Bognor Regis, Amble came out on top. Judges were impressed by the collaboration between local businesses and the new Harbour Village development.

Local Centre

Category: Local Centre

Bishy Road

A 2014 Runner-Up and Winner of the Local Centre category, Bishy Road wowed the judges with passion, innovation and community spirit. From its innovative app to its legendary parties, Bishy Road impressed us at every turn.

Village

Category: Village

West Kilbride

This category showed that big does not mean better. In a tough category West Kilbride shone out for transforming itself as a craft village, for supporting local artists and for turning around the village with creativity and enthusiasm.

London

Category: London

Pitshanger Lane, Ealing

After a truly impressive campaign to galvanise the local vote, Pitshanger is the deserving winner of the London category. With its great community spirit, social media campaign and a commitment to supporting local retailers, Pitshanger delighted our judges.

New Category

The 2015 Great British High Street Best Newcomer

While all 21 finalists wowed the judges and public there was one runner-up who the judges were especially impressed with. It is for that reason that the judges have chosen to recognise one of our runners-up as this year’s Best Newcomer.

The 2015 Great British High Street Best Newcomer award goes to Faulkner Street, Hoole.

Hoole showed passion, humour and heart throughout the competition and demonstrated outstanding achievements over a short period of time. By working with both independents and national retailers and their commitment to growing the evening economy, the team have put Hoole on the map.

The Great British High Street Awards 2015: Rising Stars and Special Mentions

230 high streets entered the Great British High Street of the Year Awards. Here are some other excellent applications, including our 2015 Rising Stars and Top 5 in each category.

For more details, follow @TheGBHighSt on Twitter and let us know what you are up to by using the hashtag #GBHighSt.

2015 Sponsors

  • Boots
  • Post Office
  • Costa
  • M&S
  • Argos
  • TESCO
  • BCSC


2014 Winners

To view The Great British High Street Awards 2014 winners please click here.

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