Retailers’ Retailer of the Year 2019 was awarded to Jane Holbrook, the former CEO of Wagamama. When receiving the award Jane said "We worked really hard to embrace and actively support the teams, and to create a culture where everyone could be the very best they could be….from the guys on the pot wash through to the most senior leaders in the business. Our mantra for the past two years was love love love. Love and look after yourself, physically and mentally. Love your team - and they will love your customer. That helped us create the magic that is Wagamama".

Winners of the other 2019 award categories include:

Emerging Concept
Flight Club

Best Concept
Dishoom - For the second year in a row

Best Venue
Brigadiers, London (JKS Restaurants)

The Best Use of Technology
Flight Club

The Evolution Award
Caravan Restaurants

Best Company

Deal of the Year
Coca-Cola’s acquisition of Costa

Investor of the Year
TDR Capital, backer of Stonegate

Retailers’ Retailer of the Year
Jane Holbrook, the former CEO of Wagamama

Growth Company of the Year

Lifetime Achievement
Ian Payne, chairman of Stonegate Pubs

The Tim Bacon Rising Star Award
Nisha Katona, Mowgli Street Food