Nominations have been extended for an extra week for the National Retail Association’s 2013 Young Retailer of the Year awards.
The annual Young Retailer of the Year Award is in its 40th year and recognises excellence in leadership, innovation, and industry knowledge in the Australian retail sector.
All retailers under the age of 25 are eligible to enter the award and can be nominated by colleagues, supervisors, family members, or themselves.
Entries now close on May 31 with award finalists to be announced on June 28.
“There’s a completely false impression that retail is just a first job out of school industry and that there aren’t long-term career prospects across the sector but this couldn’t be further from reality,” Trevor Evans, director of NRA, said.
“The NRA Young Retailer of the Year Award is recognised nationally has the highest accolade in retail as it serves to acknowledge excellence in leadership, innovation and industry knowledge of retailers under the age of 25.”
Finalists will receive a ticket to the NRA Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony held in Melbourne on July 31, where Myer CEO Bernie Brookes will be keynote speaker.
The winner of the Young Retailer of the Year Award will receive a place on Westfield’s 2014 World Retail Study Tour.
A runner up will receive a place on a Scotwork Advanced Negotiation Skills Course. The 2013 Retail Doctor Group Scholarship will also be presented to a finalist at the awards, offering one year of coaching and development in the retail industry.
All entrants will be given a complimentary ticket to attend a retail workshop on July 31.
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