Revive & Thrive Town Solutions Challenge Winners 2016

Revive & Thrive’s Annual Conference in Colchester brought the shutter down on the Revive & Thrive Town Solutions Challenge for 2016.

Another year of Revive and Thrive Town Solutions Challengepresentations in front a panel of expert judges ended with nine challenge categories being won by six businesses.

The criteria for entry was for businesses to present how their products and services could provide meaningful results and outcomes for towns, cities, high streets, communities and centres around the UK.

Lead judge was Martin Blackwell, well known all around the UK as a place management expert and previous CEO of the Association of Town and City Management.

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The rest of the judging panel consisted of respected place management professionals and practitioners on the ground working in their communities.

Judge Lisa Sharp, of Sharp Business Insights Ltd said “I was very impressed with the standard and innovation within the entries to the Revive & Thrive Town Centre Solutions Challenge and it was particularly difficult to decide between a number of the winners. The dedication to finding solutions for town centres that will make real measurable differences was impressive. Working across small and larger towns in London I could see how these solutions would work in practice. Which of course is what the competition and the conference was all about.

I was particularly impressed with Made You Look who got right to the hub of the needs of small retailers across our country and with City Dressing who created innovative and meaningful ways to draw in the crowds engage with people across towns.   And of course Blachere and their Christmas lights!”

Matthew Powell, COO Revive & Thrive, said “As always the businesses inspired everyone in the room.  Each year they keep enhancing their offers to stay inline with the ever changing needs of UK’s places.  However, the standout element of this event was the passion and determination of the businesses to create the the right outcomes for our towns, cities and communities.  Congratulations to all the winners and well done to the rest for excellent products and presentations.”

Read on to see the full results…

Winners of the Revive & Thrive Town Solutions Challenge 2016

Best Overall Solution for Places – City Dressing

For second year running!!

City Dressing winner os Best solution for Places 2016

Jeremy Rucker of City Dressing said “Another fantastic event run by Revive and Thrive and whilst City Dressing is honoured to have been nominated for an award again we are completely dumb-founded to win Best Solution for Places for a second year.

In 2016 we concentrated in community engagement and we were lucky to have a couple of case studies in the conference’s host town Colchester. We are very grateful for the recognition and would like to also thank everyone who took part in the Colchester event which was very successful.

We were honoured to be up against such stiff competition and other very worthwhile solutions for UK places.  Well done to everyone who took part their passion for our centres and high streets shines through.”City Dressing

City Dressing’s innovative and sophisticated solutions transform space. Their 3D Virtual Window graphics help councils and shopping centres to eradicate empty retail units and make the most of their assets.

Find out more by visiting www.citydressing.co.uk

 

Best Solution for Supporting Businesses – Made You Look and OurLocal.Town

Revive & Thrive Best Solution for Visitors to Place

OurLocalTown Best Digital Solution

 

 

 

 

Made You Look

Window displays are crucial for creating the right first impression – attracting attention from those who may not have noticed you otherwise! Competition for any retailer is high at the moment, and Made you lookwith so many people shopping online, window-dressing skills are more important than ever. It’s not what you put in your window – but how you make it shine!  Or maybe you don’t have a shop but still need to create the ‘wow!’ factor …we can help you too.

Find out more by visiting www.madeyoulookmadeyoustare.co.uk

ourlocaltown

OurLocal.Town

Conventional media is an expensive blunt instrument.  Digital media is accurate, responsive and, best of all..FREE with OurLocal.Town’s app support packages

Find out more by visiting info.ourlocal.town

 

Best Solution for Celebrating Heritage – SpaceQube

Spaceqube Best Solution for Celebrating Heritage

 

Spaceqube Best Solution for Celebrating Heritage Revive and Thrive

 So you want to run a pop-up shop or experience, but have no idea how to go about it. Start by downloading our free pdf check list and this will help you plan and implement your DIY pop-up.  Download here

If that all seems a bit daunting and you would prefer to have some help, call us and we will help with any aspect of planning and running a pop-up.

Find out more by visiting www.space-qube.co.uk

 

Best Solution for Measuring Success in Places – StreetCloud

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Sailesh Chauhan of StreetCloud said “We’re really excited to have won Two Awards at Revive and Thrives Solution Challenge. Now every Bid and Town can build confidence in Approved Solutions judged by industry experts. Which ‘Outcomes’ will your Town achieve next year?   StreetCloud can help you achieve them.”

 

The StreetCloud Digital Eco System is for organisations just like you who want to …

Connect – Enable everyone to connect with your business without barriersStreetCloud

Communicate – Reach out to residents and deliver your message at the right time

Collaborate – work together in a digital community where everyone benefits

Commercialise – Exploit a commercial opportunity anywhere , everywhere

Find out more by visiting www.streetcloud.co

Best solution for Providing a Sustainable Future – Blachere Illuminations

Blachere Best solution for Providing a Sustainable Future Revive & Thrive 2016

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Blachère Illumination | Lighting up the World for 40 Years!

Winter Lighting is suitable for almost every indoor and outdoor situation and location including trees, buildings, streets, town and city centres, parks, gardens, estates, landmarks, retail parks and shopping malls.

These stunning illuminations can be as simple or as sophisticated as required, and our Project Managers will work closely with you to ensure we understand what you would like to achieve.

Our Design Team will then create options tailored to your location, budget and unique requirements.

Find out more by visiting www.winterlighting.co.uk

 

Best Digital Solution – OurLocal.Town

OurLocalTown winner best solution for businesses 2016
Ourlocal.town

 

 

Conventional media is an expensive blunt instrument.  Digital media is accurate, responsive and, best of all..FREE with OurLocal.Town’s app support packages

Find out more by visiting info.ourlocal.town

 

Best Solution for Visitors to Place – Made You Look

Made you look winner best solution for supporting businesses 2016

Made you look

 

 

 

 

 

Window displays are crucial for creating the right first impression – attracting attention from those who may not have noticed you otherwise! Competition for any retailer is high at the moment, and with so many people shopping online, window-dressing skills are more important than ever. It’s not what you put in your window – but how you make it shine!  Or maybe you don’t have a shop but still need to create the ‘wow!’ factor …we can help you too.

Find out more by visiting www.madeyoulookmadeyoustare.co.uk

 

Best Solution for Improving Infrastructure in a Place – StreetCloud

Best Solution for Improving Infrastructure in a Place 2016 Streetcloud Revive & Thrive

 

StreetCloud

 

The StreetCloud Digital Eco System is for organisations just like you who want to …

Connect – Enable everyone to connect with your business without barriersStreetCloud

Communicate – Reach out to residents and deliver your message at the right time

Collaborate – work together in a digital community where everyone benefits

Commercialise – Exploit a commercial opportunity anywhere , everywhere

Find out more by visiting www.streetcloud.co

Best Solution for Community Engagement – City Dressing

City DressingCity Dressing winner os Best solution for Places 2016

City Dressing’s innovative and sophisticated solutions transform space. Their 3D Virtual Window graphics help councils and shopping centres to eradicate empty retail units and make the most of their assets.

Find out more by visiting www.citydressing.co.uk

To find out more contact Mark Barnes on 03330 124285 or email mark@reviveandthrive.co.uk

 

Revive & Thrive Corporate Advocate

 

 

 

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