The High Street Minister Penny Mordaunt congratulates Belper on its success
Belper has been announced as the champion of the High Streets beating off competition from around the country. There were 135 entries from acrosss the UK. Entrants had to reveal new and inventive ways to boost high streets.
The national competition, launched by the Future High Street Forum, celebrates the achievements of local people in making their high streets great places to live, work and shop.
Belper, and the rest of the winners, were selected across a range of categories for their ability to innovate, collaborate and adapt to changing consumer habits.
They will receive a share of prize money and support from a fund worth £50,000 as well as dedicated support and mentoring from industry experts.
David Holt, Butcher
"All the help we can get with this fund that's coming through is a welcome response really but we're looking for a response from the government to help us out not just our high street but everybody's"