great british high street logoFollowing Newquay’s visit from the Minister of High Streets, Kate Cortez, Newquay Business Improvement District (BID) manager has put Newquay forward to enter into the Great British High Street Awards in a bid to take away the title of High Street of the Year and secure a slice of the £50,000 prize money to be put back into Newquay’s town centre.

The awards are a celebration of the fantastic people that live, work, and play in towns and cities across the country and the Newquay BID feel that it is important that Newquay is recognised for its achievements and growth over the last 4 years.

The Newquay BID is always looking for extra streams of funding to add to the investment that businesses are already putting into the town and this is not the first time that the Newquay BID has worked to obtain extra backing from external organisations.

Last year the work of the Newquay Business Improvement District (BID) gave a significant boost to the town centre after being included in the Government’s new Town Team Partner Scheme.  This meant a new £10,000 injection enabled businesses to improve their shop fronts and the overall appearance of the town for the busy summer months.

In addition to this funding the Newquay BID was also lucky enough to obtain funding from FEAST Art’s Council to enhance last year’s Festive Festival Lantern parade with the addition of LED costumes crafted by pupils and Newquay Junior Academy. There are already plans underway to hopefully apply for more funding to invest in this year’s Festive Festival and help it grow.

Kate Cortez, Newquay BID Manager said: “We are asking that as many businesses as possible take to Twitter and help show their support for the town by tweeting @NewquayBID, @TheGBHighSt and using the hashtag #GBHighSt. We are hoping that these awards will help raise the profile of the town and ensure that’s Newquay achievements are recognised.”

If you would like more information about the work the BID is doing you can contact them on 01637 498599 or email info@newquaybid.co.uk.