The 2023 Creative Retail Awards has teamed up with to find the best-designed independent store in the industry.

The partnership aims to celebrate and recognise the vital role that independent retailers play in the success of the high street, and to encourage the public to support their local independent stores. is dedicated to supporting and revitalising independent retailers. “We are thrilled to be partnering with,” said Antony Behiels, co-organiser of the Creative Retail Awards. “Their mission aligns perfectly with ours, and we believe that together we can truly shine a spotlight on the importance of independent retail and the role it plays in shaping our communities.”

The independent store category of the Awards is open to independent retailers worldwide of all sizes and types, from small boutiques to larger independent department stores, with a focus on highlighting the unique design and customer experience of each store.

The category is free to enter, with a deadline of the end of March. All entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts, with the shortlist announced in July. The awards ceremony will take place on September 21 at Proud Embankment in London.
The winner will receive one month’s subscription to’s new JO Accelerator business support programme, worth £299, and lifetime access to JO Assistant.

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Speaking on behalf of the 2022 winner, Theodore’s Collection in Knightsbridge, Farid Karim said: “Winning the independent store category has been a great honour and privilege, especially as it acknowledges the close collaboration with the Theodore’s team to deliver a luxury jewellery boutique.”

For more information on the Creative Retail Awards, to enter your store, and to stay updated on the 2023 Awards, visit

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