Retail Week Awards 2012

We are absolutely delighted that Catriona Marshall, Hobbycraft’s Chief Executive, has been elected the “Emerging Leader of the Year” at the Oracle Retail Week Awards.

This award is decided by the Retail Week editorial team, and recognises an individual who is changing their business and who is expected to have an increasing influence on the retail industry in the future.

Hobbycraft is the UK’s leading out of town arts and craft retailer, and even in the current climate saw a growth of nearly 13% in sales last year.

Since her appointment Catriona has been working hard to refresh and expand the stores; and Allport, who have worked as Hobbycraft’s International Supply Chain Partner since the beginning of 2011, is working to streamline their international supply chain network so that it is in a position to fully support the business’ growth plans.