Entries have just gone in for the inaugral Retail Business Show Awards; to be held in January 2009 at the Grovesnor Hotel, London. The awards will be hosted by celebrity comedian and writer Jimmy Carr.

The judging panel, chaired by Editor of Retail Technology Magazine, Miya Knights, will be whittling nominations down to three per category, before they are announced in late November.

Awards are to be be handed out in fifteen categories,

Retail Formats – Best EPOS/ In store / Customer facing Solution, Mobile Retailing, Hospitality Solution, Best Mulit Channel Solution

Retail Technologies – Payment Systems, In store Media, Fraud Prevention, Supply Chain solution, eFulfillment or Final Mile, Telecoms solutions (voice or data), Wireless Solution

The Business of Retailing – Business Intelligence, Workforce Management, Back Office Solution

Final Awards – Retail Technology Readers Award, Judges Award