In July 2016 , Ashford’s Healthy High Street (HHS) panel decided to launch the first ever 'Business of the Year' award for the best dressed and cleanest shop front on the Ashford high street.
The award was created to recognise the hard work that retailers up and down the town centre are putting into their highstreet presence, whilst also encouraging other shop-keepers to follow in their footsteps.
After a collective vote the first award was presented to Snap Jewellery in Park Mall Shopping Centre, who despite only being open a matter of weeks, boast a stunning window display and freshly painted shop front.
The award was presented on Wednesday 20th July to shop owners Gary & Helen by HHS representatives Phil Hayton, Store Manager for Boots and Neil Prodrick, Store Manager of Wilko.
A different shop will be presented with the award each month to recognise the care and attention to detail that is put into the presentation of deserving businesses in the town centre.
Read more about how the Healthy High Street programme came to light and don't forget to keep an eye out for even more activity, events and good news stories from Ashford's Healthy High Street team.