Last chance to enter and become a retail rising ‘star’ for 2013

The deadline to enter the prestigious awards has been extended to Friday 24th May 2013.

Organised by Retail Week and headline sponsored by the National Skills Academy for Retail, the Rising Stars Awards represent the gold standard for recognising emerging talent in the retail sector.


Retailers are being reminded not to miss this opportunity to nominate staff members who have made a significant contribution to their business, for this unique opportunity to be recognised as a ‘rising star’ and future retail leader.


Application forms are available online at and


After the closing date, the submitted applications will be shortlisted by a team of retail experts. The winners will then be announced at a glamorous awards ceremony, taking place on 12th September at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.


Jane Rexworthy, Head of the National Skills Academy for Retail said: “The Rising Stars Awards offer an excellent way to find and celebrate driven, committed and passionate individuals, who are making their contribution to ensuring a bright future for the industry, and we are delighted to be the headline sponsors for 2013.


“The awards recognise individuals’ achievements through the early stages of their career and across a wide range of roles. Retailers of all sizes in all areas of the sector are encouraged to enter. Whether you are a small independent or a high street retailer, you can help to recognise those people that make a real difference to your business.”

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