We are delighted to announce that we’ve entered Bournemouth Coastal districts into the national Great British High Street (GBHighSt) Awards. As part of our campaign to win this award, we invite you to help us celebrate inspirational business success stories from across Bournemouth’s coast. We are also keen to highlight the GBHighSt ‘Spend & Win’ competition, which offers all those who shop locally a chance to win exciting weekly prizes.
- The Greatest High Street in Britain
The Great British High Street Awards 2018 are run by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and are sponsored by Visa. Together they aim to recognise and celebrate local achievements on our high streets and support the communities in which we live and work.
- Recognising Bournemouth’s Best
Stretching from the Westbourne to West Cliff, the Pier Approach, the East Cliff, Boscombe, Southbourne, Pokesdown, Tuckton and Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth has a unique high street offering. This includes a wide array of small independent businesses and well-known brands.
- Share Your Stories
Celebrating our one-of-a-kind high street offering we encourage local business owners, managers, shopkeepers or customer assistants to share inspirational stories from their place of work. Be it a significant milestone, a tale of your personal high street hero or a record-breaking sales period. Simply let us know and we’ll be happy to share them via our Facebook and Twitter Pages.
Alternatively, you can share your own stories on social media by tagging GBHighSt @TheGBHighSt, @CoastalBID and using the hashtag #MYHIGHSTREET.
- Love Local & Win!
The GBHighSt is also running a fabulous Spend & Win Competition! This competition encourages local people to show their love for local businesses and spend in-store for a chance to win weekly prizes. It will also promote our entry into the awards, with more people taking part increasing our chances of winning the GBHighSt Award!
- How to Enter
Until the 2nd September 2018, there will be Weekly Prize Draws with 16 winners receiving a £100 pre-paid Visa card. In addition, the owners of participating small independent businesses where the winners’ purchase was made will receive a £250 pre-paid Visa card.
To be in with a chance of winning, entrants must spend over £10 with their Visa Debit and text their receipt, the business and street address to The GBHighSt via (88222).
- Who’s Taking Part?
A full list of businesses, who are taking part in the Spend & Win Competition and have received their GBHighSt Awards campaign pack, can be seen below. Visit as many as possible for the best chance to win and remember to #LoveYourLocal.
For further information on the GBHighSt campaign, please visit https://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk.
If you would like to find out more or share a story with us, email Annette: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Participating Business
The Westbourne Bookshop
The Letter Box
Scape – Arcade
JoJo MaMa Bebe
Winkworth Estate Agents
Le Petit Prince
The Rán Gallery
The Collingwood Hotel
The Durley Dean Hotel
East Cliff Hotel
Rose Red Music
Dorset Children Foundation
Winkworth Estate Agents
The White Bear
The Larder House
The Bake House
The Dorset Children Foundation
The Pokesdown Antiques Centre
Bourne and Co