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.

Find out the 2019 winners here

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 40 shortlisted high streets received a link to promotional materials and tips on how to get their community behind their entry.


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

Click here to meet last year’s judges

All shortlisted High Street Hero finalists were 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 were invited to the Awards Ceremony where the winners were announced, celebrating the high streets that are succeeding and influencing change.