Retailer Entry Form Copy

If you would like to enter your business into more than one category you will need to submit a separate entry for each. Completed forms need to be received by Friday, December 14, we will send an email acknowledgement within 48 hours of receiving your entry.

Our judges want to know what makes your retail business stand out and about any improvements you or your team have made, as well as the positive impact they have had, whether that’s a new branch opening, an acquisition, a new store format, a major refit (or even a minor one!), new merchandising plans, new point of sale, staff training and incentive schemes, website launches, new staff uniforms, new EPOS or stock control systems, new market sectors, new advertising and promotional campaign, and so on.

If you would like to discuss the entry process or would benefit from an explanation of why we have made these changes and what happens on judging day then please do not hesitate to contact me on 01622 687031 or email me at

If you’re ready to enter CLICK HERE

Best of luck!!

Fiona Garcia

What do I need to do?

The link below will take you through to the entry form. This year we will only be accepting online entries and the form that follows will help us to compile your entry to present to our judging panel.

TIP: As part of the entry process you will be asked the following questions, so it may be handy to pre-prepare a word document in order to copy and paste your responses:
Section 1 your details, this will include:

– Contact Name
– Name of Business
– Address
– Postcode
– Email Address
– Website/URL
– Business Description e.g. DIY Multiple, hardware store, independent garden centre, etc.
– Number of stores
– Annual Turnover

Section 2 is where you get the chance to tell us more about the great things that have been happening within your business. Your entry statement needs to be no more than 1,500 words and must include a brief history of your business along with a statement detailing why you think your business should be a DIY Week Award winner in your chosen category.

Section 3 is for you to upload your supporting material. As a minimum requirement please include:

– External shots of your retail business, including signage and shop window displays.
– Internal shots, including shop counter and general shelving product displays.
– Images that help demonstrate any key developments you have discussed within your entry, i.e. new staff uniforms, a remodel, new layouts and signage.

N.B. There is also the opportunity to provide additional supporting material, if you wish, including a financial summary of your business, customer/ supplier testimonials, press cuttings or coverage in local trade news, examples of advertising, screen grabs of your businesses website, examples of promotional material etc.


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