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Objective

The Retail Award will recognise and reward retail stores, companies, websites, and individuals who deliver continuous and exemplary standards. This includes those who inspire and encourage team members to work together to deliver the ultimate experience to customers and consequently drive business and success.

 

Criteria:

  • Innovation in delivery of your business
  • Demonstrate excellence in customer service
  • Enhancing the profile of Wexford as a retail destination
  • Sustainability practices employed

 

Questions:

  1. Briefly describe your business, including your vision, and retail business strategy.
  2. What is unique about your brand? How do you add value to your business performance, productivity, customer engagement, or customer satisfaction?
  3. How do you ensure a high standard of consistent delivery of your product or service? How do you monitor customer feedback?
  4. Were your performance targets met in 2023? How did you measure this? Did you achieve any expansion/development plans?
  5. Give two examples of sales/marketing activities undertaken in 2023. How did you measure success in these initiatives?
  6. Highlight the benefits generated by your retail business for the wider community, locally, regionally or nationally.
  7. Outline any sustainable practices your business implemented in the past year.

The above will be assessed in the context of the size and resources of the business.

 

Please note: Financial details will be requested at time of interview, and entrepreneurial characteristics with dynamic and measurable systems in place, to monitor performance, financial controls, marketing and sales growth will be taken into account.

 


Company/Individual Information

Note – please use company name you wish to be used in publicity

Detailed Information

Please give clear and concise information in each of the following areas. This criteria will form the basis of the judges decision.
I hereby consent, if I am selected as a County Wexford Business Awards shortlisted applicant or winner, to the release and use of my name, business name, and photographs, which may be taken of me, and I agree that no compensation shall be due to me or my company for such usage. However, all competitive and financial information shall remain confidential unless I give express written approval for its release. Furthermore, I confirm that the information provided to and with this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I acknowledge that whilst every care has been taken to ensure that advice/feedback given on this programme is correct, neither County Wexford Chamber nor our sponsors will accept any responsibility for loss, damage, etc., arising from or occasioned by the implementation of such advice.

Completed application forms must be submitted online by 5.00pm on FRIDAY, 8 March 2024.
An independent judging panel will review all applications received and shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

ALL SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW ON THURSDAY, 11 April, at Clayton whites Hotel | Business Centre – time will be advised. Telephone Interviews are NOT an option.

County Wexford Business Awards Gala Ceremony
Friday, 24 May 2024| Clayton Whites Hotel, Abbey Street, Wexford
Dress: Black Tie
Drinks Reception: 6.45pm sharp
Seated: Promptly 7.30pm

Tickets: €120 plus VAT per person