Menswear Independent of the Year - Drapers Independents Awards
This award is open to independent multi-brand menswear retailers in the UK and Ireland.
Judges will be looking for a strong edit of key menswear brands appropriate to the target customer, high standards of service, an in-store environment (and online offer, if applicable) that complements the brands on offer, a strong business plan and buying strategy that ensures the business remains at the top of its game, and evidence of financial success.
The business can either sell only menswear or a mix of menswear and other categories, but should be able to demonstrate that menswear makes up considerably more than half of sales.
Please note that entries submitted without supporting financial information may be excluded from the awards – all information supplied is confidential.
Criteria against which you will be judged:
- Have you provided clear evidence of financial success?
- Do you offer a brand mix appropriate to your customer?
- Is the shop environment and website (if there is one) appropriate to this market?
- Does your business have a strong business plan and potential for future growth?
- Does it stand out from the competition?