Last Chance to Vote for Cathedral Quarter

I would appeal to all the businesses and everyone in the city to help us clinch this award as it would really put the Cathedral Quarter and Derby on the map – encouraging more visitors and inward investment.
— Martin Langsdale, Cathedral Quarter BID Chairman

This is your last chance to vote in the Great British High Street Awards, as Derby is pitted against Bristol and Norwich. 

In recognition of Bondholder Derby Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID)'s, work to revitalise the area, the Cathedral Quarter has been shortlisted in 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.

The vote is due to close on November 18, and the public have been urged to continue casting their votes. The Great British High Street Awards are run by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Derby's retail sector has seen a real boom in the last few years, and this has been recognised by leading national property magazine, Property Week.

The publication has published its latest edition of the annual Hot 100 Retail Locations, which sees Derby as the highest-ranked location in the East Midlands.

Ranked in 21st place, Derby is seen as an outstanding location for retail investment potential, with a large population catchment area and its existing retail offer.

Over 150,000 votes have been cast in the competition so far, proving that people are passionate about their high streets up and down the country. Derby did fantastically well to make it into the final three, but now every vote counts and they need an extra push to get them title of Britain’s best high street.
— Andrew Percy, High Streets Minister

The city has seen its retail sector perform strongly in 2016 with new openings from national brands such as Dr Marten’s, Joules, Cath Kidston and MAC, whilst the independent sector has also grown with new openings alongside expansions.

This momentum is set to continue with brands such as Jack Wills also due to open in the city. 

Remember you can vote daily for the Cathedral Quarter - click here to vote!