Join us on the 26th September 2024

We’re here to shine a spotlight on the brightest stars of the retail community and honour outstanding individuals and people-centric businesses at the People in Retail Awards.

Winners celebrating at the awards for People in Retail 2023 at Grosvenor Square in London by The Retail Bulletin

Entries are now closed

2024 Finalists have been announced.

What are these awards about?

The People in Retail Awards is brought to you by The Retail Bulletin team. Join us on a journey to celebrate the unsung heroes of the retail community. From the shop floor to the warehouse, from designers to supply chain wizards, every role matters. We’re passionate about putting people at the heart of retail because we know that’s where true success lies. That’s why we’ve created the People in Retail Awards – to honour those who prioritise people first, who go above and beyond to make a difference. Let’s recognise their efforts, inspire change, and build a brighter future for all.

We were thrilled to partner once again with the Retail Trust.

The 2024 Judging Panel

Vickie Gooch

Director of Customer Care

Sean Ghouse

UK Retail Director
Fortnum & Mason

Gill Smith

Managing Director
The Perfume Shop

Liz Jewitt-Cross

Future HR

Maria Hollins

Chief Executive Officer
Ann Summers

Tea Colaianni

NED, Founder and CEO
WiHTL & Diversity in Retail

Nick Singh

Deputy Market Manager

Penny Grivea

Ex-Rituals, CEO, Advisor, NED

People in Retail Awards 2023 Showreel

Oh what a night!
Highlights from the 2023 People in Retail Awards...


Thanks for organising such an amazing event to celebrate our amazing retail industry, the team are still smiling and on cloud 9! We loved every minute.. thank you to all at TRB ?
Glynn Taylor, Retail Director | Sue Ryder
We’re so proud of all of our nominees who attended the #PIRA23 last night. All are winners in our eyes ? It was fantastic to see them all celebrating their great achievements and contributions to ScS ?
The ScS Team
Thanks to all the teams at The Retail Bulletin for hosting an amazing evening. It was great to be representing Charles Tyrwhitt at such an awards ceremony and to all the nominations, you are all true superstars. Congratulations to Jason for his Employee of the year award - very well deserved.
Joe Pennington, Retail Director | Charles Tyrwhitt
A massive shout out to those who have been absolute super stars in retail & service over the last 12 months. You rock!! You all should be super proud of yourselves and we are eternally grateful for all of your hard work! ? #PiRA23 Thanks to The Retail Bulletin for these awards, they are SO important!
Krisi Smith, Founder | Bird & Blend
We’re delighted to have been awarded the Spirit of Excellence award, at The Retail Bulletin's People in Retail Awards, as a result of our 2022 Christmas Ad, ‘The Beginner’. In our biggest moment of the year, we felt it was important to spotlight care experienced children, who are often overlooked in society, and demonstrate the power of kindness at the end of what was a challenging year for many. ?
John Lewis Partnership
What an amazing night! Thank you so much to everyone involved.
Nicole Bonner, AllSaints
A really great night celebrating what matters most… people! The first awards event, and honoured that The Perfume Shop were awarded.
Michelle Fellows, People Director | The Perfume Shop
Hats off to th TRB team for flipping the script and making the frontline employees the centre of attention and celebrating the invaluable work they do - and for raising vital funds for the Retail Trust who provide essential support for the industry.
Guy Chiswick
What a fantastic event, thank you so much to The Retail Bulletin for celebrating the people in retail who drive the industry forward and inspire us all and for your support of our mission to bring hope, health and happiness to the sector.
The Retail Trust
The #PiRA23 awards was a celebration like no other! ? It was a night filled with laughter, dancing, and unforgettable moments as we gathered to celebrate our achievements and also raise money for a good cause via Retail Trust ❤️
The Rituals Team
Well done to the entire team for a brilliant night recognising the importance of our people in this amazing industry. We'll done to all the nominees and winners.
Sean Ghouse, Fortnum & Mason
The People in Retail Awards are a great way to celebrate everyone within the retail industry and all the hard work that goes into creating positive working cultures where everyone can feel valued. It is especially important to showcase individuals and companies who go the extra mile and can be role models for others to learn and develop from. I’m very proud to be a partner as I recognise all the hard work and commitment that goes into being your very best version of yourself, and people are at the heart of what I do daily.
Elliott Sanderson, Founder | Sanderson King

Key Dates


1st May 2024
Entries closed

10th June 2024
 Shortlist announced

6th September 2024
Bookings close

26th September 2024
The People in Retail Awards