The Creative Retail Awards and collaborate

Posted by Rachel Westall on 7 April 2023

The Creative Retail Awards and are excited to announce their partnership for the 2023 Awards, in which they will be crowning the best-designed Independent Store in the industry. The partnership aims to celebrate and recognise the vital role that independent retailers play in the success of the high street, and to encourage the public to support their local independent stores. The category is open to independent retailers of all sizes and types, from small boutiques to larger independent department stores. logo Speaking on behalf of the 2022 Winner, Theodore's Collection, Farid Karim said: "Winning the Best Independent Store category has been a great honour and privilege, especially as it acknowledges the close collaboration with the Theordore's team to deliver a luxury jewellery boutique".

The Creative Retail Awards honours the most innovative and creative retail spaces, products and campaigns in the industry., dedicated to supporting and revitalising independent retailers, will bring their expertise and community to the partnership.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with once again for the 2023 Awards," said Antony Behiels, co-organiser of the Creative Retail Awards. "Their mission aligns perfectly with ours, and we believe that together we can truly shine a spotlight on the importance of independent retail and the role it plays in shaping our communities."

The Independent Store category at the 2023 Creative Retail Awards is open to independent retailers worldwide, with a focus on highlighting the unique design and customer experience of each store. The category is free to enter, with a deadline of the end of March, and can be completed online at All entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts, with the Shortlist announced in July.

Alex Schlagman, Founder of, states: " engages and supports local high street brands at every stage of their journey, from start-up to scaleup, across the UK."

The 2023 Creative Retail Awards ceremony will take place on the 21st September at Proud Embankment, London, where the winning store will be announced and honoured.

The winner will receive one month's subscription to's new JO Accelerator business support programme, worth £299, and lifetime access to JO Assistant. More information on this innovative software can be found at

For more information on the Creative Retail Awards, to enter your store, and to stay updated on the 2023 Awards, please visit

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