The shortlist for The AlixPartners Growth Retailer of the Year award at the Retail Week Awards with Oracle 2016 has been announced.

Ten retailers are in the running for this prestigious award, which celebrates the importance of privately run retailers and shines a spotlight on the extraordinary companies driving growth in this sector.

The shortlisted companies are:

  • Dune
  • The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group
  • Gemporia
  • Mint Velvet
  • Savers Health and Beauty
  • Shop Direct
  • Space NK
  • Tiger
  • Whistles

Chris Brook-Carter, Retail Week’s editor-in-chief, said: “I would like to extend my congratulations to the finalists; these awards are the largest and most prestigious of their kind and making the shortlist is a fantastic achievement.”

Each year, in partnership with AlixPartners, Retail Week publishes an annual index, listing the top private UK retailers with the fastest growing profits. This year’s report will be published on March 22.