Find out the shortlisted candidates for the awards that recognise the future leaders of retail...

The Retail Apprentice of the Year 2008
Tony Luke, Tony’s Interiors
Katy Defty, M&P Cards
Steven Jenkins, Co-operative
Andrew Richardson, Sainsbury’

Store manager of the year: London and the southeast
Lisa Makavandi, Oasis
Mike Phillips, Brighthouse Store
Luke Baldwin, Sainsbury's
Paul Mednick, The Disney Store
Richard Walgate, B&Q
Ian Brown, Focus DIY

Store manager of the year: North of England
Neil Calder, Iceland
David Badrock, Woolworths
Chris Barton, Homebase
Gary Brown, Signet

Store manager of the year: Midlands, Wales & South West
Kerry Brocklehurst, H&M
Jim Butcher, Woolworths
Mark Skelton, Focus
Milly Khalfan, The Body Shop
Dave Tancock, Homebase
Andrew Burton, The Garden & Leisure Group
Gary Bailey, New Look

Store manager of the year: Scotland & Ireland
Campbell McArthur, Iceland
David Myles, The Carphone Warehouse
Carol Connors, Oasis
Steven Maxwell, B&Q

Visual merchandiser of the year
Emily Gould, H&M
Nick Allen, The Garden & Leisure Group
Business Unit Visual Managers, Arnotts

Buyer/merchandiser of the year
Jon Hall, B&Q
Michelle Leighton, New Look
Joanna Bartlett, Blackwell
Mike Pritchard, Co-op
Sarah Smith, The Disney Store

Store support manager of the year
Will Jary, Argos
Andy McLachlan, Co-op
Grant Brodie, B&Q
Scott Hamilton, Blackwell

Marketing professional of the year
Karen Pemberton, BP
Bianca Blake, The Body Shop
Simone Cole, DSGi
Jennifer Barre, Signet Trading

HR/training professional of the year
Richard Lloyd, Iceland Foods
Wendy Stroud, New Look
Spencer Briner, Sainsbury's
Siobhan Rooney, The Co-operative Food

Head office support team/individual of the year
Central operations, Comet
Jon Shaw, DSGi
Justine McGreevey, Henderson Retail
Michelle Bartlett (MIT), Mid Counties Co-op
To Home Team, B&Q
Gillian Ekin, Sainsbury's

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