Food Festival organiser bids for national contest win
Food Festival co-organiser Beverley Milner Simonds has been shortlisted
in the third annual 'Great British High Street' competition and
needs you vote to be in with a chance of winning.
has been named alongside two other people in the Retail Market Champion
category for her work on the town's Food & Drink Festival. To
be crowned champion, she needs your votes before the November 18th
latest rankings released by the Great British High Street Competition
show that in the market manager category, Beverley is in second
with a week to go until the public vote closes, that could all change
and she needs to keep getting those votes to claim the top spot.
now and 18 November you can cast your vote for Beverley for free
said: "I am over the moon to have made it the final three.
I saw the coverage of how many entrants there were and so to have
been picked as finalist is very humbling."
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."
Streets Minister Andrew Percy said: "The buzz generated by
this year's competition has seen a record breaking 300,000 votes
cast already. Beverley has worked hard but this is the last push
and there's still everything to play for, so get online and vote
Great British High Street Competition 2016 celebrates the great
work that is being done to revive, adapt and diversify the nation's
high streets. It is one of a number of initiatives to help champion
high streets as the cornerstones of the community.
year's competition saw a record 900 entries across all 14 categories,
including the new categories for individuals and shops.
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.
12 finalists in the four categories for high street heroes were
announced on 18 October and the public has the chance to vote directly
for the people working hard for their local high street. Voting
closes on Friday 18th November and winners will be announced at
an Awards Ceremony on Monday 12th December.