Originally slated to close at the end of June, stores now have an additional month to enter their entries, before an overall winner is crowned ‘Proudest Store 2021’, taking home a luxury basket for the whole team and £ 300 for their organization. favorite charity.
To help choose the winner, Critizr will bring in a panel of industry experts who were unveiled today.
These include Helen Dickinson, Managing Director of the British Retail Consortium; Antony Hawman, co-founder and CPO at TheIndustry.fashion; and Steve Collinge from Insight DIY. Others will be confirmed shortly.
Hazel Morton, UK Marketing Manager at Critizr, said: “I think #proudofmystore struck a chord with retail teams and we were touched by the time and effort that many people took. dedicated to telling us their amazing stories, all of which are published on the competition website.
“There are stories of store teams working hard in their communities to support vulnerable customers; service with a smile when business models were turned upside down behind the scenes; and sheer hard work and determination to continue serving buyers through the most difficult times imaginable.
“It made us extremely proud to read them and to be able to share them with a wider audience. “