The deadline for entries for the Retail Week Rising Star Awards 2013 has been extended meaning retailers have one more week to recognise those people that make a difference to their organisation.

The new deadline for entries for the National Skills Academy for Retail Rising Stars Awards from Retail Week is May 24.

This is retailers’ opportune moment to nominate an individual or team who stands out as a future leader of retail and is making a positive impact to their business.

And new to this year’s awards, the overall winner will secure a complimentary placement to attend the Oxford Summer School in 2014. The Oxford Summer School offers an unparalleled learning experience and transforms the careers of retail professionals from their first steps in retail management right through to board level director. Find out more about the Oxford Summer School here.

“Your business should enter The National Skills Academy for Retail Rising Stars Awards as it’s a fantastic opportunity to recognise outstanding talent and boost morale among colleagues.”  Theo Paphitis, Owner of Ryman, Boux Avenue and Robert Dyas

Enter now to:

  • Recognise talented individuals
  • Raise the profile of retail careers in your company
  • Celebrate success and show what retail careers can offer
  • Position your company as a leader in training, career development and talent management

To see what winning the Retail Week Rising Star of the Year award can do for your employees’ careers, read our profile of the 2012 winner here.

Submit your entries by May 24, 2013 by following these three easy steps:

  • Visit
  • Choose the categories you would like to enter (you can enter more than one)
  • Submit your entries by May 24, 2013


If you have any questions about the entry process, please get in touch with Lucy Trevor on 0203 033 2661 or email

For NSA for Retail category queries, please contact Roberta Gandolfo on 0207 462 5512 or email

The awards ceremony is held on September 12, 2013 at Grosvenor House in London’s Mayfair.