Competitions help promote Higham Ferrers shops over Christmas

Amelia Ball, who came second in the Christmas bauble competition
Amelia Ball, who came second in the Christmas bauble competition

The winners of Higham Ferrers’ Christmas competitions received early presents from the town mayor.

The Best Dressed Shop Window competition ran alongside the Higham Ferrers Christmas Sparkle event with an aim of promoting Higham Ferrers and giving an opportunity for businesses to participate in a friendly competition which created festive and interesting window displays across the town.

Willow & Grey, winner of the best dressed shop window as voted for by the public

Willow & Grey, winner of the best dressed shop window as voted for by the public

The People’s Choice Award which encouraged customers to vote for their favourite window display was awarded to Willow & Grey, and the Mayor’s Choice Award was given to Mark Bird Flooring.

Mayor Jason Smithers presented the prizes to the winners at the Christmas Farmers Market on Saturday, December 22.

The Christmas Bauble trail was introduced as a fun way for children and their families to explore and get to know Higham Ferrers, and throughout December families were encouraged to look out for Higham Ferrers Christmas baubles in the shop windows.

The winners – Mackenzie, Amelia, Oliver, Emily, Jack, Hana and Ava – were presented with certificates and prizes at the Christmas market.

Organisers have also thanked the following businesses and schools which took part in the shop window competition:

J&P Fresh Fruit and Veg

Savour the Flavour Cafe

Coffee Barne

Mark Bird Flooring which won the mayor's choice award for best dressed window

Mark Bird Flooring which won the mayor's choice award for best dressed window

Little Steps (Higham Ferrers Ltd)

John Lee Motorcycles

Momma V Clothing Alterations

Sidey Design Architecture

Stevenson Property Management Ltd

Wilson Browne Solicitors

Rebels Hairdressers

The Refinery Hair Boutique

Snowdon Homes Ltd

Willow & Grey of Higham

Bobby & Son Butchers

Higham Hair & Beauty

BMW Home Improvements

The Green Dragon

B.E White

Colemans of Higham

Buttons & Barnets

Higham Vets & Pet Spa

The Refinery Hair Boutique

Charles Orlebar Estate Agents

The Barber Shop

Mark Bird Flooring

Henry Chichele Primary School

Indie Bike Shop

Higham Ferrers Junior School

Higham Ferrers Nursery and Infant School.