Counter Skills Retail Competition

In 2009 Retail Revival developed ‘Counter Skills’; a competition that enables retail staff to demonstrate their broad range of knowledge and experience and earn cash prizes of up to £1000.

Contestants, from one or a close cluster of up to three town centres, participate in seven sector scenarios over a two-week competition period, testing 50 skills and areas of their knowledge. The competition culminates with a celebratory prize giving dinner with the press and local dignitaries in attendance.

‘Counter Skills’;

  • Celebrates the achievements of those working in the retail sector
  • Raises the credibility of retailing as a career choice
  • Raises the profile of local retailers and encourages people to ‘shop local’
  • Motivates contestants and provides them with rewards
  • Improves the skills of those taking part