Emerging from their top-secret gathering at our offices last week are judges for the Drapers Independents Awards 2013.
Judges from left to right: Michael Hughes (Tom Hughes and chairman of British Independent Retailers Association), Christian Lawaczeck (Gerry Weber), Hilary Cookson (Maureen Cookson), David Light (Tessuti Group), Deryane Tadd (The Dressing Room), Bobby Lane (fashion industry accountants Denver Chase), Bashir Mohammed (American Pie), Anne Furbank (Anne Furbank) and Gareth Jones (Duck and Cover).
The awards will be presented at a lunch in London on November 7. Places can be booked via www. drapersindependents.co.uk, or by calling Lucy Trevor on 020 3033 2661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.