It’s with great pleasure that Liverpool ONE and Liverpool BID announce the first ever Liverpool Retail Awards for 2017! The Retail Awards 2017 aims to become an established annual event that celebrates the many aspects of retail within Liverpool city centre.
The impact that retail has had on the city’s economy is undeniable; something that has seen Liverpool rise to the top of the list for must see retail destinations and more and more people choosing Liverpool over any other city to shop.
With the UK’s fasting growing economy outside of London; Liverpool’s retail offer is constantly evolving, bringing with it new and exciting brands never seen before in the city.
When is the ceremony taking place?
The Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday 23 March 2017 – so dress to impress!
What to expect
The Liverpool Retail Awards will recognise outstanding retailers within the city centre; both big and small and those going the extra mile in the realms of customer service and innovation.
The ceremony will include entertainment and a retail runway unlike anything you’ve ever seen. We’ll also be putting the fate of two categories in shoppers’ hands, with the chance to vote for Retail Icon of the Year and the Customer Service Award winners by public vote leading up to the event.
What are the award categories?
- Best National Retailer
- Best Independent Retailer
- Best Retail Team
- Social Impact Award
- Best Employer
- Rising Star
- Customer Service Award
- Retail ICON of the Year Award
- Best New Store Award (less than 12 months old)
- Retail Manager of the Year Award
- Excellence in Visual Merchandising Award
- Innovation Award
Please note, nominated stores for all categories must have at least one store based within Liverpool city centre. This can be defined as the perimeter covering the area between Leeds Street to Upper Parliament Street and The Strand to Brownlow Hill. Retailers based outside of this perimeter are not eligible for nominations.
How can I get involved?
The Awards are free to enter and winners will be chosen by an independent judging panel of experts, with those shortlisted invited to attend our grand awards ceremony at the iconic Liverpool Cathedral.
With submissions, sponsorship opportunities and the evening celebration, there’s plenty of ways to get involved.
How can I become a sponsor?
Benefits to potential sponsors include access to the city’s most influential and successful retailer leaders. As a category judge and guest to the event you can also enjoy valuable brand exposure.
There are a range of sponsorship packages available for businesses big and small. All sponsorship packages include tickets to the awards ceremony along with the opportunity to network with key businesses within the city.
To find out more about our sponsorship packages, click here.
About our partners
Liverpool ONE – one of Europe’s leading retail and leisure destinations, set in the heart of Liverpool city centre. Built around the existing streets of Liverpool, it’s is a stylish must-see destination for those who love to shop, eat, drink and relax. www.liverpool-one.com.
Liverpool BID – A Business Improvement District (BID) is a designated zone in which businesses benefit from a wide range of additional services over and above those funded through the standard commercial rates and council services. www.liverpoolbidcompany.com
Marketing Liverpool – Marketing Liverpool is a division of Liverpool Vision which is responsible for communicating the city’s brand positively and imaginatively to local, national and global audiences, working with partners in business, cultural organisations, education institutions and community groups to promote the city and a place to live, work, visit, invest and study. http://www.liverpoolvision.co.uk/marketing-liverpool
So don’t miss out! Mark the key dates in your diary, talk about your involvement in the celebration and tell us why you should be recognised as one the city’s best brands for retailing excellence.