The Great British High Street Competition 2016 - the results are in!

After receiving almost 900 applications, we have now selected
our incredible finalists.

Find out below who they are and vote for your winner!

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The Great British High Street Awards 2016: Vote for your winner.

We were bowled over by the quality and quantity of this year’s applications and getting down to the three finalists in each category was a real struggle. With the results now in we need your help!

As well as receiving a visit from an expert judging panel, including British Land, Post Office and Holland & Barrett, we want you to vote for your favourite Great British High Street. You can also vote for your favourite High Street Hero by using the links below. So over to you!

Town Centre

Category: City Location

These three entries really impressed the team with their ambition and imagination.

  • Broadmead, Bristol
  • The Cathedral Quarter, Derby
  • Castle/Arcade District, Norwich
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Town Centre

Category: Town Centre

Three vibrant town centres that are fighting to transform their high streets.

  • Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • Blackburn, Lancashire
  • Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
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Large Market Town

Category: Large Market Town

Three beautiful market towns that show what is possible when local communities work together.

  • Bridgnorth, Shropshire
  • Hinckley, Leicestershire
  • Market Harborough, Leicestershire
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Small Market Town

Category: Small Market Town

Three fantastic places that put community at the heart of everything they do.

  • Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
  • Hebden Bridge, Calderdale, Yorkshire
  • Thame, Oxfordshire
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Coastal Community

Category: Coastal Community

All three of these entries impressed with their innovative approach and passion for their high streets.

  • Falmouth, Cornwall
  • Prestatyn, Denbighshire
  • Sea View Street, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire
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Local Centre - Parade of Shops

Category: Local Centre/Parade of Shops

All three of these local centres bowled over the team with their passion, warmth and community spirit.

  • Hoole, Chester, Cheshire
  • The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
  • The Parade, Claygate, Surrey
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Category: Village

These entries show that bigger does not necessarily mean better!

  • Langport, Somerset
  • Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria
  • Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire Dales
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Rising Star

Category: Rising Star

Three high streets that have fought to turn their fortunes around.

  • Dornoch, Scottish Highlands
  • Leominster, Herefordshire
  • Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham
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Category: London

Three innovative high streets showcasing the best of London.

  • Lower Marsh Waterloo, Lambeth
  • Myddleton Road, Haringey
  • Romford, Havering
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High Street Heroes:

Best Under 25

Category: Best Under 25

Three young people blazing a trail on their high streets

  • Emily Cotterill, Winchester
  • Cameron Bennett, Reigate, Surrey
  • Imogen Haverty, Chipping Norton
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Best independent store manager or employee

Category: Best independent store manager or employee

Three local business people showing working to make their high streets better.

  • Wendy Howell, Saffron Walden
  • Tracy Lawler, Prestatyn
  • Adam Makey, Huntingdon Cambridgeshire
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Best national store manager or employee

Category: Best national store manager or employee

Three employees of national chains showing their support for their high streets.

  • Simon Dicken, Bedminster Bristol, Wilko
  • Sally Francis, Mansfield, Boots
  • Zabir Khonat, Camden, M&S
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Retail Market Champion

Category: Retail Market Champion

Three fantastic people championing their local retail markets.

  • Chris Hurdman, Thame, Oxfordshire
  • Nicola Martin, Ashton under Lyne
  • Beverley Milner-Simonds, Burnham on Sea, Somerset
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Best Shop on Twitter

Category: Best Shop on Twitter

  • The Artery, Banbury, Oxfordshire - @thearteryshop
  • Fleetwood Beach, Lancashire - @Fleetwoodbeach
  • Heart Gallery, Hebden Bridge, Calderdale, West Yorkshire - @HeartGallery

Previous Winners

To view The Great British High Street Awards 2015 winners please click here.

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

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