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For 2023, the Retailer Awards are focusing on recognising specialist retailers, particularly those who are playing an important role in supporting and developing their teams.
Free to enter, entries are now open across nine regions and 10 categories to recognise those specialist retailers across the country, with a deadline of the 31st of January 2023.
Denise Cook, events manager for the Retailer Awards, commented, “This is my first year of being involved in the Retailer Awards, and I am delighted to hear from the specialist retailer community just how much they are supporting and empowering their staff.
“It is clear that the Awards play a key role in shining a spotlight on the fantastic work these retailers do for both their community and staff – and I urge all customers and suppliers to nominate those worthy retailers, and for the retailers themselves to enter the 2023 Awards for free.”
Nigel Barden, chair of judges, added, “It’s a privilege to be involved as Chair of Judges for the Farm Shop & Deli Awards again, as it’s more important than ever that consumers can rely on top class food & drink retailers. Spending precious finances, via those shortlisted in these Awards, provides consumers with reassurance that quality and value are to the fore.
“In 2023 we are putting emphasis on the relationship with staff and how important that is to shoppers. Well-trained, valued and contented employees invariably result in happy customers.”
New for 2023, the Retailer Awards is splitting their nine regions into small and large retailers, determined by turnover, and for any new businesses that opened after 1st January 2021, judges may nominate them to win the ‘Newcomer of the Year’ award.
Plus, the Retailer Awards are bringing back their Retailer of the Year accolade. The overall winner will be selected by the judges from one of the ‘Best in Region Winners’.
The winners will then be revealed live from the Farm Shop & Deli Show at the NEC Birmingham on Tuesday 25th April 2023, bringing the specialist retail sector together in celebration.
To enter, simply complete a quick and easy online entry form, answer the questions, upload your photos and submit your entry by Monday 31st January 2023.