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New Look and John Hargreaves scoop top honours at Drapers Awards

New Look was named Fashion Retail Business of the Year (over £500m turnover) at the Drapers Awards 2015, while the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Matalan founder John Hargreaves.

The two awards were sponsored by Michael Page Fashion and Success Appointments respectively.

Joules picked up the gong for Fashion Retail Business of the Year in the £30m-£100m category and Jigsaw was highly commended.

Oasis received the same honour in the £101m-£200m turnover category, sponsored by Hallett Retail Services, while Ted Baker triumphed in the £201m-£500m category, sponsored by Clipper Logistics.

Most Improved Retailer, sponsored by Zalando, was presented to Moss Bros. Oasis was highly commended.

It was a strong night for value retailers at the black-tie dinner, held at Old Billingsgate in London, attended by more than 800 guests on Thursday evening.

F&F took home two awards, scooping the prize for International Fashion Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Kerry Logistics, as well as the Corporate Social Responsibility Award. New Look was highly commended in the CSR category.

The Fashion Pure-play Etailer of the Year went to Missguided, while Fashion Retailing Personality of the Year was given to Beth Butterwick, chief executive of Bonmarché.

White Stuff was selected as the Best Place to Work, while Zalando picked up the award for Best Innovation in Fashion Retail, sponsored by Premier Tax Free, for its photosearch app. Sunspel and Paperless Receipts were given highly commended in this category for their use of personalised e-receipts.

In the brands category, Closet London was awarded the Young Fashion Brand of the Year, and Orla Kiely received Premium Brand of the Year, sponsored by Torque Logistics. Mainstream Brand of the Year went to The Cambridge Satchel Company.

Fashion Supplier of the Year went to the Haddow Group. Carmel was highly commended.

Best Store Design, sponsored by EB Designs International, was awarded to the House of Fraser Jolly’s of Bath store, and the Best Fashion Marketing Campaign was given to Jigsaw for its For Life Not Landfill concept.

The Consumer Choice Fashion Retailer of the Year prize, sponsored by DHL, went to Marks & Spencer for the third year running.


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