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Great British High Street Judges Visit Kempock Street, Gourock

With only 1 week left to vote, locals are being urged to get behind a Gourock Street’s bid to be crowned ‘The Rising Star of Great British High Streets’ in a major nationwide competition.

Kempock Street in Gourock has been shortlisted for in the Rising Star category for the Great British High Street (GBHS) Awards, which is run by The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) in partnership with Visa UK. The Great British High Street Awards celebrates the traders that are working to revive local high streets and encourages communities to get behind their local high streets.

Judges from the GBHS panel visited Gourock on 17th September and spent the afternoon meeting local traders and representatives. Judges were given time to explore the area, visiting many of the boutique shops and cafes on the busy Street and were said to be impressed by the wide range of outlets on offer.

Above: GBHS Judges speak to local traders on Kempock Street

Inverclyde Chamber SEO, Rachel Burns said:

“The investments and improvements made to Gourock in the last few years have been hugely beneficial to local businesses in the area. The arrival of several new boutique and unique shops, restaurants and cafes to the Street has created a great buzz about Kempock Street and it is fantastic that the Great British High Street Awards have recognised this.”

Rachel continued:

“The Judges chose a fantastic day to visit with the sun shining and showing Kempock Street at its best. The public vote will now be the deciding factor so I would urge all Inverclyde locals to cast their vote for Kempock Street.”

Kempock Street is one of seven Scottish High Streets that have been shortlisted for the Rising Star Award. Online voting is open until 7 October and you can vote once per day here.

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