Westfield has agreed to support this year’s National Retail Australia (NRA) Young Retailer of the Year Award.
The winner will be offered a spot on the Westfield World Retail Study Tour. The award provides a national platform to recognise and reward excellence amongst young retailers under the age of 25, and promotes retailing as a career of choice for young people.
Jack Hanrahan, Westfield's retailer relations general manager, said Westfield is pleased to announce their support of this year’s Young Retailer of the Year Award.
“By providing a place on the Westfield World Retail Study Tour as the winning prize, we hope to encourage retailers to give their worthy staff this unique opportunity by nominating them for the 2012 Young Retailer of the Year Award,” he said.
The aim of the tour is to educate, motivate and inspire retailers by exposing them to the latest global retail trends and technology, and providing interactive learning experiences with leading edge retailers and providers globally.”
The 2011 Young Retailer of the Year and worthy winner of last year’s prize, Kmart Tamworth's general merchandise manager Jennifer Skeahan-Heugh, will set off on the World Retail Study Tour on 9 May, visiting Tokyo, New York, London, Paris and Milan.
Click here for more information about the 2012 Westfield World Retail Study Tour.
Entries into the 2012 Young Retailer of the Year competition will be accepted until Friday 25 May. Young retailers must be under the age of 25 years as at 1 October 2012 to be eligible to enter. Retailers are encouraged to submit entries from any store throughout Australia, with no limit on the number of entries that can be submitted per state.
Click here for the 2012 NRA Young Retailer of the Year Award Application Form.
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.
Mark your calendar
Friday 25 May: Applications Close
Friday 29 June: Finalists Announced
Tuesday 17 July: Finalist Telephone Interviews
Wednesday 18 July: Finalist Telephone Interviews
Wednesday 1 August: Finalist Panel Interviews: Rydges Melbourne Hotel
Wednesday 1 August: Retail Workshop: Rydges Melbourne Hotel
Wednesday 1 August: Dinner and Awards Ceremony: Rydges Melbourne Hotel
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