We entered Broadmead into the 2016 Great British High Street competition. There were around 900 entries across 21 categories so we were delighted to have been selected as one of three City Locations finalists. Half the final mark is decided by an expert judge, Ed Cooke of Revo, who we welcomed to Broadmead for a two-hour visit on Tuesday 8 November. He gave us some very positive feedback but we also needed retailers and the public to get involved as the result of a public poll makes up the other 50% of the mark. The voting was open from 18 October for one month, with people able to vote once a day per email address. To help raise awareness we produced a banner and posters for retailers to display. Additionally we commissioned an advertising campaign with the Bristol Post, in print and online, and used our own social media channels to encourage voting. The result will be announced at an event in London on Monday 12 December.
“As manager of an independent retailer on the edge of the BID area, I really appreciate the work the BID team does to help promote all its businesses, especially events like the annual Easter trail that encourage shoppers to explore the whole area.”
Andy Hills, Antics