The Post Office Retail Awards are a few months away and branches have everything to play for to secure a place at our awards ceremony. Now in their 14th year, the Post Office Retail Awards are a well-established, highly anticipated event in the Post Office calendar which celebrate the successes of top performing branches across the network.
The awards celebrate performance from April 2018 to March 2019 following the financial accounting year. This means branch teams hoping to attend this year's ceremony have the whole of March to impress customers across core award categories.
And this year, we’re doing things differently. We know that running a successful branch is about much more than just sales, and so we’re launching awards to celebrate those exceptional retailers who deliver excellent customer service to their communities.
With a total of 18 awards up for grabs, this year our awards cover a whole host of categories. From store team of the year, brand champion, digital engagement, retailer of the year and more, branches have lots of opportunity to enter and be in with a chance of attending our awards ceremony.
As well as some new categories, we’ve also changed our location. For the first time, we’re taking the awards out of London and taking the event to Birmingham, hosting the awards in The Vox on 22 June.
Branches will find out if they’ve been named as a finalist in May and more information about our venue and evening will be released shortly.
In the meantime, check out the highlights from last year's awards ceremony here and look out for features over the next few weeks profiling past winners.
How are you gearing up activity in your branch? Let us know in the comments section below.
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Can I enter someone else?
Yes! We know the Post Office network is run by many entrepreneurial postmasters who as well as being small business owners, are a local partner to small business in their communities. If you know of a branch who fulfils the criteria of any of our self-nominated awards – get in touch!
We know many branches look forward to the ceremony each year, working incredibly hard to be named a finalist and these new categories offer the opportunity for more branches to be recognised.