Following recent success at national and local ‘In Bloom’ competitions, Harrogate BID is hoping for similar achievement at the National BID Awards.

The business organisation has entered two categories – Place-Management and Special Recognition – with the winners being announced at a ceremony being held this Thursday, November 3, at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, in London.

It is hoping its Harrogate Floral Summer of Celebration campaign will come up roses in the Special Recognition category, whilst its Street Ranger Chris Ashby – who helped save the life of a young man in Library Gardens – will secure the Place-Management title.

Two weeks ago, in the national Britain in Bloom awards, Harrogate BID was named overall winner in the Yorkshire Rose Town/City Centre BID category.

This was on the back of it being presented with The President’s Trophy for its work boosting Harrogate’s floral offering via its Harrogate Floral Summer of Celebration campaign which featured a floral trail, fascinating indoor exhibition and a shop window competition.

Harrogate BID Manager Matthew Chapman said: “Since joining us back in January, our Street Ranger Chris has been a real asset. His work in helping to keep the town looking pristine is appreciated by businesses across the town centre. And this summer, whilst on his rounds, his swift actions and level headiness helped save the life of a young man.

“We are also hopeful the success already achieved by our Harrogate Floral Summer of Celebration campaign, which was delivered by BID Project Manager Jo Caswell, will be replicated in the Special Recognition category.”