RETAIL START-UP OF THE YEAR
Retailing has always been driven by the entrepreneurial spirit which has seen new businesses launch each year, many of which have gone on to become massive international or national businesses. But with the industry entering a new digitally-driven era, we are seeing a new generation of retail businesses being launched. Many are online-only and some are operating across channels including physical space. This new category looks to recognise the dynamism and creativity of retailing and the new entrepreneurs within it. We are looking for great new retail start-ups who have been trading for up to five years and can already demonstrate that they have a scale-able, sustainable business that is helping reinvent or reshape a category and is serving today’s consumers in new and compelling ways.
Sales, profit and total shareholder return figures combined with performance to internal budgets are vital pre-requisites in this award. Please let the judges adjudicate on your financial returns and your growth numbers. If required, the judges will sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement.