A Word From The 2018 Winners

A Word From The 2018 Winners Chris Taylor, Gran T’s Coffee House in Altrincham:
"There has definitely been an increase in the town in footfall. It’s definitely been a highlight of reputation and advertisement for the businesses, so it’s brought new people and new faces into the town."
Emma Cornfield-Walters, Bookish in Crickhowell:
“We had our best Christmas trading period by a big margin; we were up 28% in December and 40% in January, year-on-year. People are desperately trying to find a shop in Crickhowell to set up!”
Tim Jones, As You See It Media, Crickhowell:
“That extra footfall, that extra money that’s coming into the town has the benefit of securing jobs and securing our high street.“
Suzanne Lutton, City Centre Management, Head of Regeneration and Infrastructure in Lisburn:
“We have seen increased footfall, we have seen a better sense of community, pride and the businesses are working really well together.“
Robert Montgomery, Modern Meats in Portadown:
“Footfall has increased, and I do believe things are very good for Portadown.“
Elizabeth Faulkner, Altrincham Limited BID Manager:
“To win the Awards really put us on a national scale, it really elevated our profile.”
Suzanne Lutton, City Centre Management, Head of Regeneration and Infrastructure in Lisburn:
“The partner to The Great British High Street, Visa, had provided great marketing materials and Point of Sale, and even provided umbrellas for everyone which is great because it rains quite a lot in Lisburn.“
Chris Taylor, Gran T’s Coffee House in Altrincham:
“It was kind of like a crown, really, to sort of say, you know, we’ve all done this together.”
Becky Miles, Chair, Newport-on-Tay Traders’ Association:
“It has brought us a renewed excitement and brought people back to the high street and really put us back on the map.”
Julie Anderson, Owner & Senior Teacher, Yoga on Tay in Newport-on-Tay:
“The benefits of the Great British High Street Awards for us is a confidence that’s grown within the community.”
Jan Morgan, Crickhowell Resource & Information Centre:
“It’s put the town more on the map than it has ever been before.” – Mike Webb, Webbs Of Crickhowell“ The publicity has been great for the town bringing new visitors to see the Great British High Street and what it has to offer.”
Pritesh Chauhan, Hearing Aid Audiologist & Owner of the Altrincham Hearing Centre:
“For the Great British High Street Awards, we received Visa Marketing Tool Kit. In that tool kit, we had some bunting which we had out, a poster that we put in the window to encourage people to vote.”
Sarah Munn, Penny Square in Lisburn:
"We’ve worked so hard to be recognised, and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. It wouldn’t have been possible without the drive, dedication and collaborative efforts of our community.”
Kevin Fernandez, Rafi’s Spicebox in York:
"One of the best things about owning a high street business. It’s the interaction we have with our customers. It’s the people that make it, both our employees and valued customers."