The forthcoming edition of Pure London, taking place at London Olympia from 3-5th August, will see the inaugural Buyers Power List launched to recognise and celebrate the cream of the fashion and footwear retail industry.
The exciting new addition to the show follows the successful inauguration of the Bering Buyers Power List at Jewellery and Watch London earlier this season, a similar event that was commended by retailers, buyers and brands alike for its significant position in the industry.
With this year marking its 36th season, Pure London is renowned for bringing together leading names across the retail industry, so it is the ideal platform for the new Buyers Power List.
The awards ceremony will honour buyers from within the UK and Republic of Ireland across six key categories: Best Department Store, Best Online Retailer, Best Boutique Retailer (five stores or less), Best Independent Retailer (six stores or more), Best Individual Buyer, and Best Footwear Retailer.
Unlike other industry awards, the competition process will be twofold and involve an initial round of open nominations followed by a second round of peer nominations, in which finalists will be able to rank their peers across each awards category.
The shortlisting individuals and companies will then be contacted and the six winners will be announced at an exclusive ceremony on Monday 4th August at London Olympia.
Julie Driscoll, portfolio director for Pure London at i2i Events Group, commented: “We are extremely excited to be launching the Buyers Power List at Pure London this season. The awards will provide influential buyers and retailers with the recognition they deserve, and there is no higher accolade than to receive this recognition from your own peers within the industry. We are looking forward to seeing the shortlist and revealing the all-important winners at Pure London in August.”
The initial round of voting is now open and will close on Friday 18th July.
To cast your vote for Pure London’s Buyers Power List visit Purelondon.com/buyerspowerlist