Banbury woman won £500 prize worth of vouchers for town centre businesses

A Banbury woman won a competition which gave her £500 to spend over the Christmas holidays and beyond at many of the town centre businesses.

Tuesday, 5th January 2021, 11:46 am
Updated Tuesday, 5th January 2021, 11:48 am
Nick Poole, director of the Banbury BID and owner of Fort Locks who sponsored the competition, and Christine, the winner of the £500 competition.

The competition was hosted by the Banbury BID and sponsored by Fort Locks Self Storage in an effort to support some of the town centre businesses and encourage people to shop local.

Christine, from Banbury, won the £500 prize, which includes 10 gift vouchers worth £50 available to spend in the following Banbury outlets: Games Workshop, H&M, Nothing But Footprints, Paw Paw, Revival MK2, So… Hair, Nails & Beauty, Superdrug (Castle Quay Shopping Centre), TK Maxx, Waterstones and White Stuff (High Street).

Christine said: "Winning the prize is a definite bonus, given the present situation. Christmas suddenly gained a lot more sparkle. Looking forward to spending my prize in the High Street. Thank you to Fort Locks, Banbury BID and Loyalfree."

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To enter the competition people needed to download the free app for Banbury at and then click to enter the promotion. The winner was chosen at random from all eligible entries.

Nick Poole, director of the Banbury BID and owner of Fort Locks who sponsored the competition and presented the prize, said: “Fort Locks Self Storage is passionate about supporting Banbury BID, and we’re always looking for opportunities to help Banbury BID and local Banbury businesses.

"Let’s all shop local and make our town a better place to live, work, visit and shop. We hope that Christine and her family have a great Christmas despite the restrictions in place and we’re pleased to make a modest contribution to the businesses in the town centre by supporting this competition.”

People can still support their town centre businesses during lockdown part three through a partnership Banbury BID has with Shopappy, an online digital platform to help town centre businesses to continue trading during the lockdown and beyond.

Supporters can use the following web link for businesses taking part in the partnership: BID is based at The Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury.