Seven high streets across Wales have been shortlisted in this year’s Great British High Street Awards 2018.
The awards, run by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and sponsored by Visa, recognise and celebrate local achievements on our high streets and shine a light on great examples of how high streets can meet the challenges of changing consumer behaviour and a changing retail environment.
After a rigorous selection process led by a panel of independent judges, four Welsh high streets have been shortlisted in the Champion high street category, which aims to find the UK’s best high street, while three Welsh high streets have been shortlisted in the Rising Star category, which aims to find the UK’s most ambitious high streets.
The shortlisted high streets in Wales are:
- Holywell, Flintshire
- Welshpool, Powys
- Crickhowell, Powys
- Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
Rising Star Award
- Cardigan, Ceredigion
- Narberth, Pembrokeshire
- Cowbridge, Glamorgan
Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns said: “This is fantastic news for all seven high streets in Wales recognised for their excellence and ambition to thrive in an increasingly competitive time.
“High streets across Wales are the lifeblood of our societies, providing an opportunity for small businesses to set up shop and make a name for themselves, and for people to get together and support their communities by shopping locally. Good luck to all of those high streets in the running in Wales, and I encourage everyone to show their support and vote for their favourite.”