ABOUT THE AWARDS
Launched in 2017 as part of the town's 70th anniversary celebrations, the awards have been designed to celebrate everything Harlow Town Centre.
Harlow Town Centre is a unique place, in 1952 when the town centres master plan was unveiled by the Development Corporation Sir Fredrick Gibberd said that Harlow Town Centre was:
"Designed to be the focus of the town’s civic, business and social life’ and the ‘visual focus of the town."
Sir Fredrick Gibberd - Town Masterplanner
Harlow Town Centre has long played a significant role in Harlow and for the town’s residents. Whether it has been somewhere we have worked, shopped or played, the town centre has been a consistent feature in the town’s history and will continue to be so in the future. To celebrate the role of the town centre, it’s people and places Harlow Council and Phoenix Resource Centre partnered to create the Harlow Town Centre Awards.
The town centre is undergoing an evolution from its New Town roots and will see a number of developments over the coming years. However, we want to celebrate the town centre today and, although the Coronavirus pandemic temporarily paused our plans for 2020, we didn’t want to go another year without celebrating the many places and people who have made sure the town centre continues to serve residents and businesses.
That said, the awards have been created to recognise and celebrate the town centre and the people that make it what it is. With a variety of categories from Retailer of the Year, Community & Voluntary Organisation or Project of the Year to Employee of the Year, there is a category for every shop, business and organisation as well as every individual and team.
The awards, which will take place annually, have been created to recognise and celebrate the town centre and the people that make it what it is. With a variety of categories from Retailer of the Year, Community Project of the Year to Employee of the Year, there is a category for every shop, business and organisation as well as every individual and team.
Harlow Town Centre Awards has been developed by Harlow Council in partnership with Phoenix Resource Centre (Environmental Charity No: 1133503).