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Let’s Celebrate Towns

Visa Launches Nationwide Competition Celebrating the Hundreds of Towns Across the UK Helping Local Businesses and Communities to Thrive

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Visa is calling on towns across the UK to enter Let’s Celebrate Towns – a new nationwide competition. Local authorities and councillors are encouraged to share their success stories to be in with a chance of winning.

Visa, a member of ATCM, wants to hear how different groups, businesses and organisations are working together to innovate, attract new investment, and improve their communities.

Winning “Champion” towns will take home up to £20,000 and those crowned “Rising Stars” will receive £10,000, each prize provided to help fund a local community initiative. All winners will also receive a learning and development package for local businesses.

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By entering, your town has the chance of being one of eight recognised across two categories. The “Champion” awards will highlight towns that have demonstrated an exceptional ability to create a supportive business environment. The “Rising Star” award will celebrate up-and-coming towns across the country.

The winners will be selected by a panel of independent judges and aspects that will be recognised include:

  • Business Environment

  • Infrastructure

  • People and Skills

  • Sustainability

  • Economic Prosperity

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How to Enter
The entry deadline for the competition is 9 December 2022. Those on the shortlist will be invited to the Let’s Celebrate Towns awards ceremony taking place early in 2023, in Westminster, London.

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