Bonmarche has been named a finalist in The Deloitte Employer of the Year and The Island Speciality Retailer of the Year categories for at the Retail Week Awards with Oracle, to be held on 17th March 2016 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
Acknowledged as the ‘Oscars’ of the retail industry, for over two decades the Retail Week Awards has repeatedly highlighted how critical retail is to the UK and celebrated the finest innovations and achievements in the sector.
On the 17th March British retail heavyweights are set to go head-to-head in what will be one of the most hotly contested awards yet. With a record number of entries, the shortlist will see 130 finalists compete across 14 categories. Each of the categories rewards the leading names in UK retail for standards of excellence and innovation in managing the ever-changing demands of today’s shopper. A further five accolades will be presented to businesses in non-entry categories, including the much anticipated ‘The Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co Retailer of the Year’ and ‘The Oracle Outstanding Contribution to Retail’.
The shortlist will be judged by a panel of leading industry authorities, including: Alex Baldock, Chief Executive Officer at Shop Direct; Richard Pennycook, Chief Executive at the Co-operative Group and Chairman at The Hut Group; Peter Ruis, Chief Executive Officer at Jigsaw; Nigel Oddy, Chief Executive Officer at House of Fraser.
Speaking of this year’s shortlist, Retail Week Editor-in-Chief, Chris Brook-Carter said, “This year we’ve been struck by not only the quality of the award entries, but the quantity of high calibre admissions – making it the hardest year ever to pick our finalists. This is testament to the standards of excellence demonstrated by British retailers’ and is the reason why British retail is such an asset to the UK economy, through both its contribution to GDP and as the largest private sector employer.
“As the UK retail industry continues to innovate, grow and respond to the challenges they face by the ever demanding consumer, the 2016 Retail Week Awards with Oracle is set to celebrate, toast and acknowledge the very best in our industry.”
Paul Kendrick, Marketing & Multi Channel Director for Bonmarché said “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for two categories at this year’s Retail Week awards. These awards are the largest and most prestigious in retail and making the shortlist is a fantastic achievement for us.”