This week’s call to action in our new ‘Rooting for Harrogate’ campaign is for businesses to back the bid for the town to be crowned the ‘champion of champions’ best floral town in the UK.
Business support can make a crucial difference, not only to the appearance of commercial premises, but also to demonstrating how the whole community is involved in getting behind
‘Team Harrogate’s’ bid to become the best town in the UK.
An hour-long breakfast meeting will be held at the Cedar Court Hotel in Harrogate, on Thursday May 25 for businesses to find out more about the bid, and how they can use the success to derive benefit for their own business as well. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register a place.
‘Rooting for Harrogate’ has been launched by Harrogate in Bloom in partnership with Harrogate Spring Water, and backed by the Harrogate Advertiser following the town’s nomination for the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom Champion of Champions title.
Harrogate Water marketing manager Nicky Cain: “Harrogate has an outstanding reputation in the RHS competition and we will do all we can to help and raise awareness of the town’s record of achievement.
“There’s real value to the competition both at a community level and a commercial level for local businesses. “
Harrogate is one of just seven towns nominated by Britain in Bloom judges for the exclusive category, a showcase of the best of the best.
Harrogate, which was a Britain in Bloom gold winner last year, is competing against Aberdeen, Elswick in Lancashire, Hillsborough in Northern Ireland, Oldham, Portishead in Somerset and St Peter Port, Guernsey.
The town has an extraordinary record of achievement.
It has 33 times winner of Yorkshire in Bloom, 12 times winner of Britain in Bloom and the only town ever to have won Europe in Bloom twice.
This is the third-time Harrogate has been nominated in the Champion of Champions category.