The search for the winners of The Oracle Retail Week Awards 2013 has begun with nominations now open.

Judged by retail leaders, the awards have shone a spotlight on the talented, ambitious and successful businesses and personalities operating in this most competitive and dynamic of sectors since 1994.

Entries for the awards must be submitted by October 19 and applicants can register and see a full list of categories online at

The prestigious judging panel features some of retailer’s biggest names including BRC chairman Rob Templeman, Asda chief executive Andy Clarke, Home Retail chief executive Terry Duddy and Ann Summers managing director Vanessa Gold.

Retail Week editor-in-chief Chris Brook-Carter said: “Judged by retail leaders and entered by the best in the industry, we’re looking for the personalities and projects, teams and companies that have had a standout year.

“This is your chance to recognise and celebrate the successes you and your teams have delivered whether it be in delighting your customers, innovating online or achieving new standards in global expansion, growth or corporate responsibility.

“Now’s the time to enter these most respected awards. To give yourself the best chance of winning, it’s a good idea to start preparing your entries early.”

The Oracle Retail Week Awards will be taking place on March 14, 2013 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.