Craig Tracey MP urges local participation in Great British High Street Competition

Craig Tracey, MP for North Warwickshire and Bedworth is encouraging towns across the constituency to enter the Great British High Street Competition.

Craig, a former High Street Business owner and recently elected member of the Business Innovation and Skill Select Committee said "This is an excellent opportunity to promote the hard work that local communities do and to increase the footfall on the High Street as well as share in the £50,000 in prize money.  I really want to see our High Streets booming and initiatives like this are a great opportunity to not just to get involved, but also to see what other successful towns are doing across the country”

In an exciting addition to the cash prize,  Google have agreed to come on board for this years competition and support winners by offering digital training workshops for up to 100 retailers in each of the seven winning locations.

Nuneaton MP, Marcus Jones, Minister for High Streets, Town Centres and Markets wants to see more entries this year. Marcus commented “Last year’s competition was a huge success, highlighting the wonderful work that local communities are putting in to support their much loved high streets. People really do cherish their local high streets and these awards are a great opportunity to reward the great work going on up and down the country. So start getting those entries in.”

Last year’s winner of winners, Belper, think even more teams should apply this year. “Winning the Great British High Street has been a wonderful boost to the town, stimulating interest and encouraging new partners to work with us. We’d really encourage villages, town and high streets to get involved in the 2015 competition.”

To become involved go to http://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/high-street-of-the-year-award

The closing date is 1st September 2015.