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The high street is the life and soul of communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and is crucial in creating jobs, nurturing small businesses and driving local and regional economies.

Our high streets are transforming as both technology and consumer behaviour evolve, however businesses and communities have shown themselves to be highly adaptable, resilient and creative.

Through the Great British High Street Awards, we want to encourage merchants and communities to get behind their local high streets:

  • By building local business-led partnerships between public and private sectors, involving representation from the broadest range of high street businesses, including retail, leisure, office, banks and transport providers.
  • By providing leadership and sharing skills both on their own high streets and with others across the UK.

The tools and resources here provide a starting point for those wishing to improve their high street and make it a great place to be.