Inspired is the only nationally recognised award that acknowledges the hard work that goes into every aspect of the High Street. There are many people out there who claim the High Street is in decline, but for us it’s where the magic happens.
The Inspired Team have been busy editing and improving our award categories, and we’re eager for you to see! We now have 8 exciting categories that celebrate retailers who challenge the status quo for the good of the consumer.
With today’s advanced technology and endless apps, it can be tempting to merely shop online and basically avoid any human interaction. Thankfully, trusty brick and mortar stores are still going strong, the question is: are they still as popular as they once were?
Okay, so the image might be a little extreme, but you can see where I’m going with this. Visual merchandising is a powerful weapon within the retail industry. Window displays can have the ability to lure shoppers into stores and buy products that might not have been on their ‘quick dash to the High Street’ agenda.
For good or for bad, the use of social media has become part of our daily routines (unless you’re the minority that prefers face to face interaction…) however, for retail businesses, social media is mandatory.
Congratulations to everyone!
It's never been easier to become an amateur photographer — just pick up your phone, and go. Most smartphones have a pretty decent camera as well — certainly good enough to, say, shoot pics for your upcoming Inspired Awards application — so that's what we recommend.