The ‘Rising HR Star in Retail’ initiative, launched in partnership between HR Retail Circle and, has been awarded to Lisa Wooldridge, HR Manager at Planet Organic.

Lisa was awarded the £2,500 grant at’s 10th birthday party. The ‘Rising Star’ award celebrates ‘champions’ in retail HR and was an opportunity for individuals to nominate themselves or peers within the retail industry. Lisa’s grant will be put towards further training to help develop her career in the HR industry. 

Esther O’Halloran at the HR Retail Circle commented: “The HR Retail Circle Scholarship was created to recognise outstanding HR professionals, and we are delighted to award this grant to Lisa Wooldridge, recognised by her peers at Planet Organic as a talented HR professional.” celebrated their 10th birthday on the 17th July at The Haymarket Hotel, London, alongside retail industry professionals. Guests on the night included representatives from Tesco, Primark, Russell and Bromley and Planet Organic.

At the event, Neil Brodie, Sales Manager at and Esther O’Halloran at HR Retail Circle addressed guests, and a raffle was held in aid of the Retail Trust. Members donated gifts such as a Russell and Bromley hand bag, and contributed a night’s stay for two at a Firmdale Hotel.

Neil Brodie, Sales Manager at said: “We are delighted to celebrate 10 years of tonight, and thank everyone who attended. Since the company began 10 years ago, we have grown to be the leading online job board for the UK retail industry, and as we move towards further economic growth we look forward to continuing to support job opportunities within the industry.”