Would you like to see an amazing local business person, employee, market trader or youngster win national recognition?
Now’s your chance.
The Great British High Street of the Year Awards 2016 are officially underway, and exciting new categories give Chippy business people a chance to shine.
This year, #GBHighSt judges will be selecting High Street Heroes from the finest business owners, employees, market traders, farmers and young people around the country.
So what makes a Great British High Street Hero? Someone who works extra-hard for their business and high street, making a genuine difference to those around them as well as the fortunes of their town.
It’s not enough to be business-smart. Our candidates need to have the X Factor – something which truly makes them stand out from the crowd.
How to become a Great British High Street Hero
ECN will be putting forward one candidate in each of the following categories:
- Best store manager or employee from a national retailer/organisation.
- Best store manager or employee from an independent/small business.
- Best retail market (trader, manager, operator or farmer).
- Best under 25 involved in the high street.
We’re asking Chippy folk to nominate either themselves or an outstanding individual worthy of one of these accolades.
Post your nomination on ECN’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages and tell us why this person is a budding High Street Hero.
We will choose one nominee from each group, and submit the applications along with Chipping Norton’s submission in the Market Town category.
Last year Chippy placed second in the Market Town finals, winning 10 out of 10 for Innovation from GB High Street judges and achieving the highest public vote in its category.
ECN wants to go one better this year and win the category – scoring a major financial windfall to be spent on improving town business and the high street experience.
What our Heroes must do
While we will prepare and submit the High Street Hero applications, we will need each entrant to provide the necessary information and documentation.
This involves any relevant certificates, awards and proof of achievements.
Supporting images or videos will also be welcome. We can arrange a photo to accompany the submission.
It’s important to get cracking straight away. Entries close on 9 September, so everything needs to be tied up by the end of the summer.
Let’s build on our 2015 #GBHighSt achievement
ECN Chairman Shaun Fagan was granted a Special Recognition Award from Marcus Jones MP, Minister for the High Street, for his contribution to Chippy in the 2015 competition.
His individual award for “outstanding contribution” to Chipping Norton High Street is just the start of it.
We know Chippy has a wealth of hard working, committed and productive individuals with a social conscience.
Please help us find them! Contact us with their details.