Meet the lucky retailer who won our £20,000 Retail Growth Package!

For small-to-medium retailers, having access to the best retail tools and technology is so important in order to grow and compete, which is why we recently ran a competition in the UK giving stores the chance to win a £20,000 package to support their growth.

And now, along with our amazing group of partners, we’re excited to announce the winner: London-based boutique Kate Sheridan!

This deserving business will receive software and services vital to helping facilitate growth, including 5 years of Vend worth up to £5000, Star mPOP worth £500, an Albion Implementation Package valued at £6000, bira membership worth up to £1000 and an £8000 street marketing poster package from Jack Agency.

Kate, the talented designer behind Kate Sheridan, creates clothing and bags all handmade locally in the UK. From her weekly Broadway Market stall, and boutique and workroom in Hackney, Kate has built a strong international following. Her designs are stocked around the world, from Paris to San Francisco to Tokyo, and in stores across the UK including Fortnum & Mason.

And yet with this success, the business is still largely run with pen and paper. We can’t wait to see Kate Sheridan take their retail business to the next level with this prize package.

“We’ve seen some pretty incredible growth from UK retailers in moving to the cloud and using clever technology to manage their businesses – from better customer insights, to a more sophisticated in-store experience, to being able to more easily track their inventory. We really wanted to give another retailer this same advantage, and we’re so pleased for Kate Sheridan. They epitomise British high street retail in their focus on beautiful, quality and locally made designs, and with their success so far they’re really set up to make the most of this amazing opportunity.” – Marc Cooper, VP of EMEA at Vend.

We’re so grateful to our fantastic partners who helped make this all happen, and we’ll be following Kate Sheridan’s exciting journey into the cloud in the coming months, so stay tuned!




About Kate Webby

Kate is the guardian of communications at Vend. Her love of retail began with ice cream (selling it at music festivals), jewellery (selling it in department stores), and badly made coffee (serving it in cafes). Having lived and worked for technology companies across the oceans, Kate loves sharing Vend's story and the success of its amazing customers around the world.