Retail Week Awards 2014

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Retail Week Awards 2014

Over 1,500 guests attended a glittering Oracle Retail Week Awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel last night, bringing the 2 day RetailWeek Live conference to a close.

The distinguished Oustanding Contribution to Retail Award went to Ray Kelvin, CBE, the founder and chief executive of Ted Baker. From its first opening in Glasgow in 1988, to being taken public in 1997, the fashion retailer has consistently performed against the backdrop of a competitive sector and challenging economic climate.

Retail destination of the year went to the Trinity Centre Leeds, which has attracted more than 13 million shoppers since its opening in March last year, increasing the city’s overall visitor numbers by 1 million.

Aldi claimed both Retailer & International Retailer of the year, capping what has been a strong year for the German discount food retailer which continues to gain ground on the big four supermarkets, this week posting a 33.5% increase in year-on-year sales.

Nick Robertson, co-founder and CEO of ASOS scooped both a personal award for Retail Leader of the Year and Etailer for the year. The year has seen Robertson consolidate ASOS’s domination of online commerce and extend the brand into tough markets including Russia and China.

See below for a full list of winners.

 

The winners

The Oracle Retailer of the Year

Winner: Aldi

 

The Heidrick & Struggles International Retailer of the Year

Winner: Aldi

 

Outstanding Contribution to Retail

Winner: Professor Ray Kelvin CBE, Founder and CEO, Ted Baker

 

The nasa Marketing/Advertising Campaign of the Year

Winner: John Lewis, The Journey

Highly Commended: AO.com

 

The Veredus Pure Play Etailer of the Year

Winner: ASOS

 

The Clarity Retail Leader of the Year

Winner: Nick Robertson, Co-founder and CEO, ASOS

 

The ReThink Retail Technology Initiative of the Year

Winner: Tesco, Hudl

 

The Postcode Anywhere Multichannel Retailer of the Year

Winner: John Lewis

 

The Toy Store Own Brand Range of the Year

Winner: Lidl, Deluxe

 

The Serco Customer Service Initiative of the Year

Winner: AO.com

 

The Wipro International Growth Initiative of the Year

Winner: ASOS, Russian Website Launch

 

The Audit Partnership Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year

Winner: Asda, Fighting Food Poverty with Surplus Food

 

The Financo Speciality Retailer of the Year

Winner: Screwfix

Highly Commended: Pets at Home

 

The ISG Store Design of the Year

Winner: Primark, Oxford Street, London

 

The Tata Consultancy Services Store Manager of the Year

Winner: Richard Kirk, Currys and PC World

 

The Deloitte Employer of the Year

Winner: Asda

 

The OC&C Strategy Consultants Retail Destination of the Year

Winner: Trinity, Leeds

Highly Commended: Whiteley, Hampshire

 

The Zolfo Cooper Growth Retailer of the Year

Winner: The Entertainer

 

Alex Morris, analyst

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