Cathedral Quarter Goes for Gold

Bondholder Derby Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) is in the running for a national award. 

In recognition of the BID's work to revitalise the area, the Cathedral Quarter has been entered into the city location category of the Great British High Street Awards. The competition celebrates the great work that is being done to revive, adapt and diversify the nation’s high streets.

If successful, the Cathedral Quarter will win a share of a cash prize pot, and dedicated support and mentoring from industry leading experts, including Google, who's expert training taskforce will  provide training on how to make the most of their digital skills.

Martin Langsdale, Chair of the Cathedral Quarter management, said: 'The Great British High Street recognises that city centres are a vital part of our community and make an important contribution to the economy through the billions of pounds they generate and the thousands of jobs they support.  

'Our application for the competition focuses on the successes achieved by the BID over the past eight years, creating what is now a recognisable brand for the area, and working together under a collective vision to support and enable all businesses to benefit from the Cathedral Quarter as an attractive and vibrant environment.'

Finalists in the awards will be announced on October 18, and will be subject to a public vote at www.thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk  

The Cathedral Quarter is an historic and unique area of Derby, full of interesting and creative businesses. Visitors are always positive about the area and its unique identity which stands out from the rest of the city.
— Martin Langsdale, Chair of the Cathedral Quarter management group