Young Retailer of the Year

Nominations are now open for National Retail Association’s Rewards for Excellence, which are recognised nationally as the highest accolade in retail, and acknowledge excellence in ambition, leadership and innovation.

This year will see the Young Retailer of the Year award included in the line-up, bringing together the most anticipated retail awards event in Australia.

Medina Cicak, a 24-yo Graduate Leader – Human Resource Officer and RSC Generalist for Yum! Restaurants International for KFC Australia, last year became an award finalist for the third year in a row, but made it through the judging process to take out 2015’s Young Retailer of the Year award.

“Starting out in retail when you are 15, you only know what you have been taught, so being able to venture out and experience the broader retail sector is what motivated me to apply. What has kept me here is understanding how much an impact the Young Retailer of the Year program has to me personally,” Ms Cicak said.

The young winner had some timely advice to other young retailers thinking about applying next year.

“Do it. Take the chance and put yourself out there, see the bigger picture, give yourself the opportunity to see what is out there,” she said.

Click here to nominate now.