The awards are designed to recognise influential buying teams and individuals across all of the sectors represented at Spring Fair via three different categories:
• Power 30: This category will consist of 30 buyers that industry peers will vote for and rank, and who will be revealed in order during an exclusive Buyers Power List awards ceremony to be held on Monday 2nd February.
• Best Independent Retail Buyer or Team: 20 independent retailers will be listed in this category, and the industry will vote for the retailer who is considered to have the best buyers. One company will be recognised as the overall winner for this category.
• Best Multiple Retailer or Department Store Team: 20 teams from the major retailers will be listed in this category, and the industry will decide on the inspirational leader of the pack. One company will be recognised as the overall winner for this category.
The Buyers Power List shortlist will be compiled and reviewed in the run-up to Spring Fair by an advisory panel of key industry influencers that include The Giftware Association, Bira, Bira Direct and BHETA.
The Buyers Power List shortlist and voting forms are now live on the Spring Fair website; retailers and suppliers are invited to vote for whoever they feel is most worthy of this accolade. The winners will be announced on site at The NEC at an exclusive, invitation-only ceremony to be held on Monday 2nd February.
For more information about the Buyers Power List and to cast your vote, visit www.springfair.com/buyerspowerlist.