Retail Week Awards 2006
The prestigious Retail Week Awards 2006 were launched at Soho House in London last night, as the race to win retail's Oscars began.

The awards will be presented at a gala ceremony in London on March 16. From this morning, details of all the awards categories can be found online at or by clicking the link from the Retail Week web site at

For the first time, this year entries can be made online and the final deadline for submissions is November 4.

The 2005 awards were announced in front of 1,600 people at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Winners included Tesco, which scooped Retailer of the Year, and Philip Green, named Retail Personality of the Year.

Speciality Retailer of the Year has been added to this year's categories and TNS will poll 20,000 shoppers for the Consumers' Favourite Retailer award.