We kicked off 2017 by becoming the first company to win the OC&C pureplay retailer of the year three times in a row at the Retail Week Awards 2017, the industry’s equivalent of the Oscars. The awards, which attracted over 1,600 attendees from across the industry, were judged by a panel of sector heavyweights including leaders from Debenhams, IKEA and Karen Millen who praised Shop Direct for doing ‘pioneering things’ and entering the digital era ‘in style, going further than almost any business’ as it scooped the award for best pureplay.
We continued our winning streak in April 2017, by winning the accolades for best pureplay etailer with a turnover greater than £50m and best use of mobile at the Drapers Digital Awards 2017. These wins were accompanied by a commendation in the best digital team category.
In June 2017 we won the award for the KPMG Business of the Year (over 250 employees) at the Liverpool Echo Regional Business Awards 2017.
And to close the year, we scooped four awards at the Retail Week Tech Awards 2017 with the judges praising Shop Direct for ‘demonstrating a truly innovative approach when employing technology to directly improve the customer experience’. We picked up gongs for Tech Team of the Year, Digital Launch of the Year, Marketing Initiative of the Year and Digital Native. The wins were also accompanied by a silver commendation in the Tech Retailer of the Year category.
To view previous years’ awards, click here.