Webhelp are delighted to announce their latest partnership with Retail Week, supporting the publication of the Retail 100, the annual celebration of the sector’s most inspiring individuals driving people, purpose and profit. 

 The Retail 100 2022 has evolved from a traditional ranking based approach to be a showcase of disruptive brands, sustainability activists and people champions, recognised alongside a diverse mix of c-suite leaders – and at Webhelp we extend our warmest congratulations to everyone who features this year.  

 The Retail 100 will celebrate the human face of retail leadership across the following categories:  

  • The Sustainability Activists – those actively progressing ESG agendas and going above and beyond, not merely paying lip service to sustainability 
  • The People Champions – retail executives that are voices for the industry, those individuals actively campaigning for retail staff, promoting inclusivity and driving culture and purpose 
  • The Dealmakers – whether it is acquisitions, partnerships or third-party tie-ups, these are the retail leaders collaborating for success
  • The Strategists – the retail bosses driving significant change in a variety of different ways, from adopting new channels and technologies to new ways of thinking 
  • The Disruptors – the people disrupting traditional retail models and shaking up industries, keeping the sector on its toes 
  • The Experience Innovators – those driving innovation in the experience economy and reigniting the thrill of shopping 

Commenting on the Retail 100, Mark Guest, Managing Director for Retail at Webhelp UK commented: 

 “Retail Week’s decision to look at the wider c-suite in this year’s list and to champion the human face of retail leadership is a really positive one. In particular, it’s great to see those who champion sustainability and their people being recognised. 

 “This focus on people is very much aligned to our own Think Human vision, where the key to our culture is the happiness of our people as we believe happy colleagues equal happy customers. It is great to see Retail Week place greater emphasis on the leaders who make a difference in this space.” 

 Retail Week editor Luke Tugby said:  

 “The Retail 100 2022 will reflect modern, flexible leadership and a move away from centralised power and hierarchies. 

 “By removing rankings, we wanted this year’s edition to give a platform for those individuals having a genuine and purposeful influence on thinking and decision-making on central issues impacting retail – from people and culture to sustainability and innovation.” 

The list is due for publication on 16th June 2022.