This week I was announced as one of Inside Retail’s Top 50 People in E-Commerce 2023. A true pinch-myself moment...
NASH + BANKS was founded to shine a light on the high calibre of Australian purpose-driven brands, to spark interest in the outstanding sustainable products available today and to curate a remarkable collection of conscious lifestyle and gifting solutions. To have our work recognised and to join this inspiring cohort of industry leaders is incredibly humbling.
HOW IT HAPPENED
For this year’s list, we were asked by Inside Retail to describe our achievements during the past year in three areas – commercial success, innovation and broader impact. Then, the Top 50 was revealed at a launch party held at Higher Ground in Melbourne, attended by more than 100 retailers, including many of the Top 50 as well as VIP guests. Such an amazing honour being invited to this momentous event.
The event was hosted by Inside Retail, and sponsored by CouriersPlease, BigCommerce & Forter as well as cocktail partner Klaviyo.
ABOUT THE TOP 50 LIST
This year, the Top 50 included an exciting mix of people working in online retail across many different categories, from fashion and lifestyle to personal care and pets. Heather McIlvaine, managing editor, premium, at Inside Retail and one of the judges, said the scores were incredibly close, which reflected the calibre of talent in Australia’s e-commerce industry.
“One thing many of the Top 50 have in common is their focus on reducing the environmental impact of their organisation, whether through a more sustainable business model, or carbon offsetting initiatives," said Heather.
“But there are also some fantastic examples of people adopting new technologies to improve the customer experience, and embracing change to create more supportive, diverse and inclusive workplaces. There are so many inspiring leaders working in e-commerce, and we’re proud to be able to shine a light on them in the Top 50.”
WHAT THE JUDGES SAID
Following a successful career in sales and marketing, Niccii launched Nash + Banks – a curated e-commerce platform for conscious brands across fashion, beauty and home – in 2018. She is responsible for every aspect of the business, from building the website, to uploading SKUs, to packing boxes and overseeing a small team of freelancers.
“Niccii has done an amazing job being very hands on while managing to really diversify the business; launching a physical shop in a month, and launching B2B with some impressive clients signed. All this was achieved while building a sustainable business that gives back to the community.”
GRATITUTE FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT
Thank you so much to the incredible team at Inside Retail, to the sponsors and to all of the judges. And a huge thank you to all our purpose-led brands and amazing customers, because without you, this wouldn't have happened. Plus a big shout out to our amazing team at Nash + Banks whose passion fuels the fire.