It’s deadline time for technology awards

If you’ve not already submitted your entry, you’ve got just until this Friday, 21 March, to be in with a chance of winning a coveted BT Retail Week Technology Award. The glittering awards ceremony will be held in London on 11 June when retail’s best and brightest will gather to toast the very best in the industry.

After Friday’s deadline, the ten judges – technology experts from a range of leading retailers – will have the unenviable job of going through all the entries and whittling them down to a shortlist of finalists. And given the quality of winners and finalists in recent years, that’s not going to be easy!

We’ve been headline sponsor of these awards for five years now and we’ve seen some fantastic projects in that time – genuinely the very best of retail technology in the UK.

Last year some of our clients, including Liberty, Thomas Pink and The Co-operative Group were shortlisted and our omni-channel project with Fat Face came out on top as the EPOS Initiative of the Year.

So what makes a project stand out? This year’s theme is ‘Shaping the Future of Retail’ and that’s exactly what award-winning retailers will be doing. It’s all about pushing the boundaries of technology and innovation to improve the retail experience – and bottom line. Technology enabling change.

The new award categories reflect this ever-changing nature of retail and in 2014, among others, we’ll see the Digital Store of the Year, the Innovation of the Year and the Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year.

If you’ve thrown your hat in to the ring, best of luck. If you’ve run out of time, come along and help us celebrate the winners, runners up and everyone else involved in making retail technology change the way we work, shop and live.

You can find out more, enter or book a table at the event at

David Grossman, CEO, BT Expedite

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