Festival organiser needs your vote to win national contest
Food Festival co-organiser Beverley Milner Simonds has been shortlisted
in the third annual 'Great British High Street' competition and
she needs your help to win.
has been named alongside two other people in the Retail Market Champion
category for her work on the town's Food & Drink Festival. Now,
to be crowned champion, she needs your votes.
years competition saw a record 900 entries across all 14 categories,
including the new categories for individuals and shops.
the shortlist has been drawn up and the public has the chance to
vote directly for the person working hard for their local high street.
now and 18 November readers can cast their votes for free via thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk.
Beverley wins, not only will she get a share of a £10,000
prize pot, but shell win expert training from Googles
digital taskforce for shops, bars and restaurants and a trip to
Twitter UKs London office to further boost social media skills.
Streets Minister Andrew Percy said: "Our high streets are the
life and soul of towns, villages and cities across the country and
the record number of competition entries, this year is proof of
their continued importance to local life. From North London to Northumberland,
great work is underway to adapt the high street to the needs of
modern life. I want to wish all whove entered the very best
Great British High Street Competition 2016 celebrates the great
work that is being done to revive, adapt and diversify the nations
high streets. It is one of a number of initiatives to help champion
high streets as the cornerstones of the community.
to 2016, the competition is also looking for individuals to win
a high street hero award. With categories for store
managers and employees from national or independent retailers to
under 25s and market traders, high streets are
able to enter the individuals who are making a difference to their
am over the moon to have made it the final 3. I saw the coverage
of how many entrants there were and so to have been picked as finalist
is very humbling," she said.
Sarah, I work hard to put on the twice a year food and drink festivals
here in our hometown and I am motivated by making Burnham-on-Sea
a better place to live, work and visit. Having a thriving High Street
is the heartbeat for a town and experience led days out that have
an economic impact locally throughout the year is a vital sign of
a healthy town."
with the local Chamber of Trade, businesses and consulting widely
all helps to build an event that not only massively increases the
footfall in the town but also puts us in the news for all the right
go online to cast your vote, visit the Great British High Street
website and follow @TheGBHighSt on Twitter. Voting closes on 18
here to see a video.