The Great British High Street Awards 2019

The Great British High Street (GBHS) Awards are an exciting opportunity for councils, businesses, community groups and volunteers to learn from the leading examples of the ways in which high streets are succeeding in overcoming the challenges of a rapidly changing environment.

Voting for the Champion and Rising Star High Street Awards is now closed. Stay tuned, the winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony.

The shortlisted finalists for the High Street Hero Awards will be judged by an independent panel of judges along with representatives from the Daily Mirror. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony.

About the Awards

The Champion High Street Award recognises the UK’s best high streets with exceptionally strong local communities who are leading the way to the high streets of the future.

The Rising Star High Street award celebrates up and coming local communities who are on their way to transforming for the future.

The High Street Hero Award in association with the Daily Mirror celebrates the exceptional individuals within our communities who run initiatives and projects to improve the high street experience for all.

High Street Shortlisting

All applications were reviewed by an independent panel of judges who determined the shortlisted Champion and Rising Star high streets.

All shortlisted high streets have been congratulated by email and have received a link to promotional materials and tips on how to get their community behind their entry.


All shortlisted high streets will be visited by the Great British High Street Judges who will assess them against their original entry. This accounts for 80% of the overall score with the final 20% being determined by public voting on the website, to show the support of your community.

Click here to meet this year’s judges

All shortlisted High Street Hero finalists will be featured in the Daily Mirror before being judged by an independent panel and representatives from the Daily Mirror to select the 4 national winners.

The Winners

All of the shortlisted finalists will be invited to an awards ceremony where the winners will be announced, celebrating the high streets that are succeeding and influencing change.