2017 Retail Awards Winners

At a packed out ceremony in Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral, BBC Radio 1 DJ, Dev announced the winners of the first ever Liverpool Retail Awards.

We were so impressed by the sheer amount of nominations, interest and support for the first ever retail awards.

All nominations were judged by an independent panel of experts. After the difficult task of comparing nominations – some with the help of a public vote and a mystery shop – the shortlist was revealed. Upon the revelation of the shortlist, shortlisted business were quizzed to define who were in fact the worthy winners.

Best National Retailer

John Lewis

SteveMcGauley from Liquid, Presenting the Best Retailer Award to Mark Blundell and Mary McDonagh from John Lewis

Best Independent Retailer

Silverberg Opticians

Tristan Brady Jacobs from Baltic Triangle presents the Best Independent Retailer of the Year Award to Silverberg Opticians

Best Retail team

Hugo Boss


A joint winner! Agent Marketing MD, Paul Corcoran presents the Best Retail Team Award to Hugo Boss store and Radley store teams.


Social Impact Award


Chris Bliss, Estate Director of Liverpool ONE presents the Social Impact Award to local Liverpool store, Utility.

Best Employer


Innovation Award


At it again. Regional Managing Director of Arriva, presents the Innovation Award to Shaun Donnelly of Utility.

Best New Store

Victoria’s Secret

Chris Brown, Director of Marketing Liverpool presents the Best New Store to the team at Victoria’s Secret.

Retail Manager of the Year

Wilko (Leigh Rushworth)

Estelle Cartlidge, creator of Yoga Bears presents the Retail Manager of the Year Award to Lee Didsbury of Wilko.

Excellence in Visual Merchandising

Wongs Jewellers

Mel Underwood od AD LIB presents the Excellence in Visual Merchandising to Cynthia Aldridge of Wongs Jewellers

Customer Service

Hugo Boss (Gerard Heath)

Steven Gabriel from Progress to Excellence presents the Customer Service Award to Gerard Heath from Hugo Boss

Rising Star

Emily Tooke (Topshop)

Nicola Darling Show Manager of British Style Collective presents the Rising Star Award to Topshop