Today (June 19) is the last chance for you to submit your entry for the Retail Week Rising Star Awards.

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The awards single out those who show they have the potential to become future leaders in retail. Categories include store manager of the year, buyer of the year, marketing professional of the year and HR professional of the year.

Theo Paphitis, Skillsmart Retail Patron and Apprentices’ Champion also urged retailers to back the Retail Apprentice of the Year Award.

Paphitis said: “There are some amazingly talented retail apprentices out there, and this award gives us a unique opportunity to show what an important contribution they make to the sector.”

The award ceremony will take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on September 10th.  For details of how to enter, visit