The 2023 Awards Categories
RLI Designer of the Year
This award is a tribute to the architectural practice that consistently and accurately delivers the value of a brand to both business and customers. Our judges will examine both the design process, its objective and most importantly, the results. Please ensure that submissions include a portfolio of recently completed developments and a selection of ongoing projects in the retail and/or leisure sectors. For practices nominating their work, it is essential to obtain the approval of the client prior to submitting examples of their work.
RLI Contractor of the Year
Honouring an innovative and trail-blazing fit-out specialist that continues to go above and beyond, this award acknowledges and recognises the talent of a shopfitter that creates and implements immersive store environments, transforming open spaces into retail experiences while providing efficient and effective turnkey solutions. The Judges will be examining project portfolios, efficiency, repeat business and client satisfaction.
RLI Interior Excellence
This award recognises those shop-fitters who have implemented an imaginative and innovative instore design, delivering a stand-out customer experience. The winner of this award will have reinvented the traditional meaning of a retail or leisure fit-out that enables retailers or leisure operators to connect with their customers.
RLI Innovation in Technology Award
This award pays tribute to the rise of technology and the way it is being increasingly utilised in the retail and leisure real estate industry. Businesses can nominate their most outstanding digital innovation demonstrating how it was delivered, the difference it has made and its commercial success. The judges will be looking for technical excellence in creating an outstanding product or service that has the potential to revolutionise the industry creatively, innovatively and effectively whilst making a significant positive impact. Each entry will need to describe strategic objectives, execution and results.