Michael Page, part of global recruitment firm PageGroup, is on the hunt for the next retail professional to take out the Michael Page Retail Executive Award for 2014.

Now in its second year, the winner will win a place on the next Westfield World Retail Study Tour departing May 2014. The 2014 Westfield World Retail Study Tour will give one senior level retail professional the opportunity to witness firsthand the latest developments occurring in five key retail destinations around the globe  –  San Francisco, Seattle, Stockholm, London and Barcelona.

“The Westfield World Retail Study Tour is a unique professional development experience capped at just 40 individuals each year, and we are delighted to partner with Westfield once again to offer this experience to a high performing retail professional, “ said Richard Wynn, Michael Page regional director.

Last year’s winner was 7-Eleven CEO Warren Wilmont who said the win gave him the opportunity to meet some of the world’s best retailers on the Tour, including seeing the latest developments in technology, merchandising techniques and innovations.

“The best part of the tour was spending time with a broad group of retailers and architects and people genuinely interested in retail. To put the two together – win the award and experience the Westfield World Retail Study Tour – was great,” Wilmot said.

“I’d recommend people enter the award; it forces you to articulate why you think there’s something in your retail business worth doing.”

Innovative retail professionals who have made an outstanding contribution to their business over the last six months are encouraged to enter the 2014 Michael Page Retail Executive Award. For more information about the award and to complete the application form visit: michaelmcqueen.net