Fraud Awards sponsors

And the Winner is…

Announcing the winners of the Fraud Awards 2018, sponsored by WIS International.

This year was by far the most hotly contested Fraud Awards ever. To even make the final shortlist was an achievement.

However, special congratulations go to the following, for receiving the highest accolades in our industry…

 

THE FRAUD AWARDS WINNERS 2018

BEST NEWCOMER

This Award recognises the most exciting new vendor-lead or in-house developed solution, or company to enter the retail risk and loss prevention arena, supplying any part of the risk and loss prevention industry. To qualify the solution or company must have launched within the last two years.

Winners

Highly commended

MOST INNOVATIVE IN-STORE SOLUTION

Here judges are looking for innovative approaches to an existing, tried and tested solution or genre. The solution can either be from a vendor, or be an in-house retailer solution.

Winners

Highly commended

Award sponsored by

MOST INNOVATIVE ONLINE SOLUTION 

Here judges are looking for innovative approaches to an existing, tried and tested solution or genre. The solution can either be from a vendor, or be an in-house retailer solution.

Winners

Highly commended

Award sponsored by

MOST INNOVATIVE CROSS-FUNCTIONAL SOLUTION 

Here judges are looking for an innovative product, solution or service that has a risk and loss prevention benefit, but that sits outside of the Profit Protection department – for example people counting and hot spotting that has increased sales and reduced shrink.

Winners

Highly commended

MOST INNOVATIVE IN-STORE SURVEILLANCE SOLUTION 

It’s not just about CCTV! There are many ways that a retailer can utilise camera or surveillance technology, to bring benefit to not only the Profit Protection department, but also the wider business.

Winners

Highly commended

VENDOR OF THE YEAR

The judges will be looking for a vendor who consistently goes over and above the role of ‘just’ being a supplier. The Vendor of the Year Award will acknowledge those vendors who form tangible and lasting partnerships with their retail clients.

Please note that the winner from the previous year will be ineligible to enter the following year. However, they will be invited to the Fraud Awards evening to present the Award.

Winners

Highly commended

Award sponsored by

BEST COLLABORATIVE SOLUTION

At one end of the spectrum we have Crime Partnerships, through to Commercial Data Sharing Partnerships and even Partnerships with local Police forces. At the other, a few neighbourhood retailers working together to combat crime. What the judges are looking for here is real, tangible business benefits resulting from genuine collaboration along with a clear ROI.

Winners

Highly commended

Highly commended

RISING STAR AWARD

The judges are looking to recognise the success of an outstanding individual who has made a positive contribution to the bottom line performance and overall loss prevention landscape within their place of work. The winner does not necessarily work full-time in profit protection. They might be from another discipline, but “really get” risk and as such has made a significant difference – either financially or culturally – within their place of work.

Winner

Elliot Wooley – John Lewis Partnership

Highly commended

Jamie Cooper – Scotmid

HALL OF FAME AWARD

Each year the judges will induct one person into the Fraud Awards ‘Hall of Fame’. This person will be someone whom the judges feel has contributed above and beyond the call of duty in Profit Protection, Risk Management or Loss Prevention.

This award will be announced on the night of the Fraud Awards.

Winner

Jason Trigg

REGIONAL PROFIT PROTECTION MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Often the unsung heroes of the Profit Protection Team, the judges are looking to recognise outstanding Regional or Divisional Heads who provide their stores with both genuine support and guidance in the fight against retail risk, fraud and loss prevention, as well as showing a grasp of the bigger, company-wide aims and objectives. As such, they bring genuine value and benefit to their company and the wider network.

Winner

Dale Weatherson – Next

Highly commended

Gary Parkes – Matalan

Award sponsored by

IN-STORE PROFIT PROTECTION TEAM OF THE YEAR

This Award recognises the Profit Protection Team that undertook that difficult technology roll-out that was delivered in record time, or that enthused a whole company to “think shrink”. This Award is a real ‘pat on the back’ for a whole team.

Winner

Card Factory

Award sponsored by

ONLINE PROFIT PROTECTION TEAM OF THE YEAR

Recognises the Profit Protection Team that undertook that difficult online technology roll-out that was delivered in record time, or that enthused a whole company to ‘think shrink’. This Award is a real pat on the back for a whole team working to provide online solutions.

Winner

Directory Loss Prevention Team – Next

Highly commended

Online Payments Team – John Lewis Partnership

Highly commended

Online Profit Protection Team – Amazon

Award sponsored by

INTERNATIONAL PROFIT PROTECTION TEAM OF THE YEAR 

Open to Profit Protection teams from retailers headquartered outside of the UK, the criteria are the same as for the equivalent in-store and online Awards above. However, here the judges are looking to acknowledge and recognise the increasing number of global Profit Protection teams who enter the Awards each year.

Winner

Abercrombie & Fitch

Highly commended

Swarovski Global Loss Prevention Team

Award sponsored by

THE FRAUD AWARDS WOMAN OF THE YEAR

The purpose of this Awards category is to encourage gender parity and female advancement.

The judges are looking for women working in Risk Management as retailers, vendors, law enforcement officers or academics, who have achieved their success against all odds. These female trailblazers have broken glass ceilings, worked hard to remove barriers for other women and are disrupting established industry norms through innovation.

Winner

Laura Turner – Next

Highly commended

Sarah-Anne Attwood – Belfast City Centre Management

Award sponsored by

RETAIL RISK DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

The judges are looking for outstanding contribution from one individual. That could be in the face of difficult trading conditions, or the implementation of challenging new strategies and technologies. The winner of this prestigious award will be recognised by his or her peers as being at the pinnacle of modern retail risk and loss prevention and a leader in their field.

Winner

Dave Pardoe – Card Factory

Award sponsored by

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