£190k and you didn’t enter the Revive & Thrive challenge… well fortune favours the brave and here are the Magnificent Seven!

Revive and Thrive for all people passionate about place.

The Revive and thrive Challenge the initiative designed to help  a winning town centre with £190k of business support, revved up a few gears when it was announced of the successful 7 town centres that have made it through to the final at Earls Court.

The finalists are: Blackburn BID, Broadstairs Town Team, Ipswich Town and Waterfront, Kidsgrove Town Team, Melton Mowbray Borough Council, Uppingham First and Wyre Borough Council. They will all be at Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) in Earls Court on 12 March 2014 to present their ideas to the judges.

The Challenge is supported by the Historic Towns Forum (HTF), Essential Retail and The British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA).

Colin Munro, CEO of miconex and one of the judges said: “We had almost 50 entries from towns and cities across the UK and getting down to the final seven was a tough exercise. We believe we have shortlisted the best examples of innovative approaches to reviving destinations and those who were able to demonstrate how much they wanted to improve their town and bring their ideas to life.”

The winner of the Challenge will receive tools and training from a team of experts who can really make a difference to the future of our towns.  Additionally, this will offer a new model and direction that can be delivered in communities around the UK.

As a member of R&T  RedBorder Ltd would like to congratulate you all on reaching the finals and I look forward to meeting you and hearing your presentations on the 12th March.

Best of luck!



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