Winners from Brixham, Paignton and Torquay have been chosen for the Torbay Love Your High Street Hero Award.
The worthy businesses that will receive the award are Twit Twoo, The Lions Monocle and Green Leaf Cafe.
Councillor Richard Haddock, Executive Lead for Business, said: “It was great to see so many nominations for this award and heaps of recognition for the fantastic local businesses that provide exceptional customer service day in day out, making our towns a great place to shop.
“It is Love Your High Street week next week and by shopping in local retail outlets you can help support and sustain Torbay’s town centres.”
Love your High Street received over 70 nominations, highlighting local people and businesses that really make a difference to shopping experiences in Torbay.
Each shortlisted business will receive a certificate as recognition for their efforts. The runners up were Curious Kitchen, Fairalls Fruit and Veg, Colours of Brixham, Simply Fish, from Brixham, Purple Valley Designs, Torbay Bookshop, Axworthys Stationers, Tyrrells, from Paignton, and Light Options, Gilberts Pet Shop, Heart of Torbay, Fiesta Red, from Torquay.
The winning businesses will receive a glass trophy made by local business Studio 56, which will be presented as part of Torbay’s Love Your High Street week, as well as a certificate and free business support from TDA Business, including a business diagnostic.
Lauren Wade of Bishop Fleming was one of the panel members who judged the competition. Lauren has been with Bishop Fleming for over 6 years, looking after various owner managed businesses in Devon, working closely with them to ensure they have the support required to achieve their goals.
Lauren said: “Judging the High Street hero award wasn’t easy given the varied businesses we have across Torbay. All the applicants were of such a great standard. The winners of each town stood out to me, as they make a difference to the bay in unique ways, which is obviously important to ensure we continue to love our high streets!”
Love your High Street week is a campaign delivered by TDA which encourages local people to shop on their local high street and helps spread the message about why spending locally is so important.
If you’re a high street business and want to register to be part of Love your High Street you can register for free at www.loveyourhighsttorbay.com
Businesses that have already registered do not need to sign up again.