The Fed Awards 2023 are now open for entry!
Our prestigious Awards of 2023 are now open for entry and we want to hear your business success story.
After a three-year hiatus caused by the Covid pandemic, the biggest and best annual awards for Fed members is back, and you could see your name in lights at the glittering ceremony held at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel.
Entering the Fed Awards is a great way to profile your store and your successes. What’s more, it is free to do so and you can apply for as many categories as you like.
Winning one of the retail awards – or even being shortlisted – is a huge achievement and can have real business benefits in terms of media attention, staff motivation and attracting new customers.
We are searching for members demonstrating excellence in today’s truly challenging environment and making a real difference to their communities, to the industry and to The Fed.
You have to be in it to win it!
Through our annual The Fed Awards we seek to recognise and reward the very best in independent retailing, showcasing their success to the whole industry.
There are 11 retail categories to enter and we want to hear from members – both big and small – who are delivering excellent service, range and value to their customers, creating successful and profitable operations as a result.
Entering the Awards is free and there is no limit to the number of categories you can enter. Please enter using the form below.
Deadline is midday on October 14, 2022.
Member Award Categories
Responsible Retailer of the Year
Customer Service Retailer of the Year
Best Use of Technology
Food to Go Retailer of the Year
Sustainable Retailer of the Year
Independent Convenience Retailer of the Year
Symbol Convenience Retailer of the Year
Store2Door Deliverer of the Year
Newsagent of the Year
Collectables Retailer of the Year
Become an Award winner
We hope that as many of you will enter our 2023 Awards as possible so to assist we have drawn up some handy tips to help you wow the judges.
Preparation is key: Give yourself plenty of time to put together a really solid entry. Awards deadlines have a habit of creeping up so don’t leave it too late and rush, or you risk forgetting some key information and not doing your entry justice.
Read the criteria thoroughly: Then go back and reread. It’s sounds obvious but it is all too easy to be side tracked. Make sure your answers address the points mentioned.
Get Your Staff Involved: Brainstorm achievements and ask them to help collect evidence and customer testimonials.
Be clear: Your submission should be factual and easy to read. Avoid veering off into a different direction. Explain exactly what you did to help your customers or communities, how you did it, why, and what the outcome was.
Back it up: Provide relevant facts and figures such as details of sales increases and improved customer satisfaction. Winning entries always provide proof of the claim they are making. Letters of thanks from customers or articles about you from your local press are very effective.
Don’t forget photographs: It’s not a photography competition but you need to provide images that are relevant and back up your responses. The judges will want to see both the inside and outside of your shop.
Reread your submission: Double check the way it sounds. Ensure you have answered every question. It may be beneficial to take a break before going back to proof read – this makes it easier to identify mistakes.
Get a second opinion: Have someone check over the entry, such as a family member, employee or friend. They may spot important points that are missing and confirm that your entry is easy to understand.
The deadline is midday on October 14, 2022. Good luck!