Retail Week Awards 2014Digital Manager
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 Oracle Retailer of the Year
The Heidrick & Struggles International Retailer of the Year
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
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
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
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
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