Welcome to the People in Retail Awards 2023

The Retail Bulletin is proud to host The People in Retail Awards 2023 which will recognise, honour and highlight the very best of people in retail.

People after all, are the heartbeat of any successful organisation. Their enthusiasm, knowledge and commitment to go the extra mile is what transforms a ‘good retailer’ to a ‘knock out’ amazing company with a growing bottom line to match.

The awards will look at both individuals and businesses.  Often, the spotlight is on the personalities in the boardroom, but we know, everyone can make a difference. Over the past few years, we’ve really seen retail rockstars demonstrate their talent on the front line. These Awards are an opportunity to balance the scales a little by focusing on the contribution at ALL levels of the business, especially the ‘front of customer’ troops.

The Awards will be judged by a panel of industry leaders and experts and is brought to you by The Retail Bulletin.
Winners will be announced at a glittering awards celebration on the 21st September 2023 at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square.

Entries Now Open! 1st February – 14 April 2023

Go to the ‘Enter/Nominations’ button in the menu above and select ‘Categories’, to view the categories available and start your entry, or click the link below:


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Meet the Judging Panel

Helen Jeremiah

Vice President Marketing Director

Melanie Taylor

Head of Retail Relations

Azmat Ali

Strategic Projects Director
Safestyle UK Plc

Krisi Smith

Cofounder & Creative Director
Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Yemi Akisanya

CEO and Founder
Akisanya Project Consulting

Vishal Talreja

Property Director

Matt Bradley

Nineteen Group

Aaron Chatterley

Feelunique & indu

Heather Lee

Head of Human Resources
Lincolnshire Co-op

Una O’Reilly

Group Chief People, Culture & Sustainability Officer
The Ivy Collection, Caprice Holdings, Bill's, The Birley Clubs

Glynn Davis

Editor and Founder
Retail Insider

Ken Daly


Graham Johnston

Retail & Distribution CEO
Donaldson Group

Kirsty Rogers

Global Head of Environmental, Social & Governance

Key Dates


4th October 2022
Sponsorships, Tables & Tickets available!

1st February 2023
Entries Open!

14th April 2023
Entries Close!

1st August 2023
Shortlist announced

21st September 2023
The People in Retail Awards