Fraud Awards sponsors

Nominations have now closed for The Fraud Awards 2018, sponsored by WIS International

We have received the highest number of entries for the Fraud Awards 2018 – now in its 6th year!

The standard of entries has been extremely high, and competition fierce. However, after careful consideration the international panel of judges has drawn up a list of finalists, with winners and runners-up being announced at the Fraud Awards Gala Dinner on 4th October at King Power Stadium, Leicester. This event will follow Retail Risk – Leicester 2018 and will celebrate the very best individual and team performances, innovative new products, winning industry strategies and of course crown the “Loss Prevention Director of The Year.” The Awards Dinner promises to be an outstanding industry evening and superb networking opportunity.

Our thanks go to the judges for their collective wisdom and efforts in reaching consensus to achieve this impressive shortlist. See our judges panel here…

THE FRAUD AWARDS CATEGORIES 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 a retailer, vendor, law enforcement officer or academic, who has 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.

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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.

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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 both their stores with 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.

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IN-STORE PROFIT PROTECTION TEAM OF THE YEAR

This Award recognises the Profit Protection Team that undertook that difficult technology role 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. The name says it all.

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ONLINE PROFIT PROTECTION TEAM OF THE YEAR

Recognises the Profit Protection Team that undertook that difficult online technology role 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. The name says it all.

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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.

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HALL OF FAME AWARD

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

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

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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 implementing 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.

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So if you want to get in on the action – or to find out about securing your table at the Fraud Awards 2018, call Kelly Bird on +44 (0) 207 100 3 999 or email below...