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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

If you would like to find out more or share a story with us, email Annette:

  • Participating Business



The Westbourne Bookshop


The Letter Box

Scape – Arcade

Woodleys Shoes

Wooster Cafe


JoJo MaMa Bebe


Simone Thomas


Winkworth Estate Agents


Le Petit Prince

Peter Treble

Beau Bijou

The Rán Gallery



West Cliff


The Collingwood Hotel

The Durley Dean Hotel


East Cliff


Marsham Court

Miramar Hotel

East Cliff Hotel

Heathlands Hotel

Cumberland Hotel

Suncliff Hotel









Happy Budda


Southcoast Living



Sports Direct



Simonis Florists

Social Café

Rose Red Music

Feathered Nest


Dorset Children Foundation



Naomi House





The Grove

Nellie Mimosa

Flaming Nornas

BH6 Bookshop

Winkworth Estate Agents

Sugar Mango

Margery Daw

The White Bear

The Larder House

The Bake House


Haywood Wines


Grade 92




The Bell

George Fry

Sweet Essentials

The Dorset Children Foundation

The Pokesdown Antiques Centre

Bourne and Co


Pier Approach


Hot Rocks


Key West