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Last chance to nominate your High Street Hero

22nd May 2017

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Love your High Street is back this June and in honour of Torbay’s local retailers, the project is looking to find the ultimate High Street Hero.

Love your High Street are looking for a person or business that really make a difference to your shopping experience.

Councillor Richard Haddock, Executive Lead for Business, said: “Following the success of the Love your High Street campaign, with a great number of local retailers showing their support, we want to recognise the people and businesses that make Torbay great. If you know a person or business that goes the extra mile, always put a smile on your face or offers exceptional customer service, then these are just some of the reasons why you might put your Hero forward. ”

There are no limits to the number of people or businesses that can be nominated, although the business must be based in Torbay. The deadline is Monday 29 May so get your nominations in quick.

To nominate your High Street Hero go to and fill out a short online form.

Nominations will be shortlisted in early June and the winner will be chosen by a panel including Pat Steward, Town Centre Regeneration Programme Director and Liz Edwards, Senior Business Advisor.

Love your High Street week is a campaign delivered by TDA which encourages local people to shop more frequently in independent shops around the Bay and helps spread the message about why spending locally is so important.

Over 100 retailers have already signed up to be part of Love your High Street.

Lyn Grant, who has joined the campaign with her business Cloudberry Lily, said: “This kind of initiative is a fantastic idea for the independent businesses of Torbay High Streets. It’s simple to do and really captures the spirit of why people should shop locally. There are some fantastic independent businesses across Torbay and I hope they all get involved.”

If you’re an independent high street business and want to register to be part of Love your High Street you can register for free at

Businesses that have already registered do not need to sign up again.

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