Google to infiltrate high streets

Great British High StreetThe UK Department for Communities said today  it’s endorsing  a competition to promote the Great British High Street and 100 shops, bars and restaurants could win a strange prize.

Winners will get the services of Google’s training taskforce – they’ll deliver IT tips to help businesses attract more customers.

The Great British High Street Competition 2015 is being sponsored by Boots, the Post Office, Costa and Marks & Spencer.

The prize pot is worth £80,000, according to High Streets minister Marcus Jones, who described the competition as “an amazing offer”. He said winners can review and improve their digital skills.

Google’s Digital Garage on Tour is a workshop, said the minister, which helps businesses to find and keep customers online.

The competition runs until September 1st and you can find more details here.