Still time to nominate standout retailers for the Internet Retailing Awards 2015
There's still time to nominate the online and multichannel retailers who have most impressed you in 2015 for this year's Internet Retailing Awards
The awards, now in their fourth year, recognise stars of the industry who have shone in a range of categories during 2014 and 2015.
Last year's awards, says Ian Jindal, editor-in-chief of InternetRetailing, recognised "the talent, energy and spirit of the multichannel sector. We are looking forward to celebrating further successes in 2015.”
Two weeks remain to name your standout retailers for this year. Nominations close on July 14 ahead of judging day on July 30, and the shortlist is set to be announced in August. The final winners will be announced at the awards party, a highlight of the industry's annual calendar, and which will be held on September 24 at the Mandarin Oriental, London.
This year, winners will be named in the following categories. The Innovation Award, won last year by Tesco, the Mobile Award, won last year by House of Fraser, the Digital Store Award (Argos: 2014), the Customer Award (Cult Pens: 2014), the International Award (Asos: 2014), the Market Entry Award (Missguided: 2014), and the Service Retail Award (Etsy: 2014). The Brand Award is for direct brand retailers (Graze and Lego: 2014) while the International UK Launch recognises non-UK etailers or brands who have launched in this market since January 2014, and is new this year, along with the B2B Multichannel Award, and the Supplier Innovation and Startup Award. Finally, the InternetRetailing Award is given by the readers of InternetRetailing, and was won last year by Waitrose, while the Judges Award, chosen by our panel of distinguished judges, was last year claimed by Asos.
The judging panel includes leading names from the industry: Robin Philips, multichannel director at Boots UK; Andy Harding, chief customer officer at House of Fraser; Tanya Lawler, vice president, UK trading, at eBay; Peter Fitzgerald, country sales director at Google UK; Alan Giles, associate fellow at the Said Business School, University of Oxford; Donna Chen, responsivel for global strategy, international online, omnichannel and digital development Walgreens Boots Alliance; Simon Forster, executive director, multichannel, marketing and supply chain, at Selfridges; Sarah Lukins, ecommerce director at LK Bennett; David Walmsley, director of multichannel development at Marks & Spencer; Jennifer Cherrington Mowat, global head of IT (marketing/ecommerce) at RS Components; Jonathan Wall, group ecommerce director at Shop Direct Group; Walter Blackwood, director group logistics at Mothercare; Tracy Stone, global sales and distribution director at GANT AB; Ian Jindal, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Internet Retailing and Emma Herrod, editor of InternetRetailing magazine.
Retailers can nominate the traders they most admire here
, and suppliers and PR companies can do the same here