UK Technology Vendor of the Year shortlist announced — Retail Technology Innovation Hub

Jisp, Red Ant, LoyaltyLion and Xiatech are among the nominees in the Technology Provider of the Year (UK) category at the RTIH Innovation Awards 2022.

this category celebrates UK-based companies that have developed innovative technologies and worked with retailers to transform the customer experience or back-end operations or both.

2022 short list as follows:


In a fast-moving omnichannel world, Anthill enables KBB’s leading retailers to deliver a consistently exceptional experience across all teams, channels and locations.

By combining CRM, process management, and automation, Anthill’s cloud-based technology provides maximum insight into customer activities, no matter how many locations retailers operate, how many teams they have, or through how many channels they sell.


Jisp, a money-saving and rewards app, celebrated the first anniversary of its Scan & Save solution on September 13, 2022

This follows a highly successful 12 months in which the company became the UK’s market leading app for helping shoppers save and earn at local Nisa convenience stores.

Since launching with Nisa on September 13, Scan & Save’s growth has accelerated exponentially and it is now operational in over 170 Nisa stores across the country, helping shoppers save and earn with the Jisp app.


LoyaltyLion is a data-driven loyalty and engagement platform.

Originally funded by Jan Bolumniski, founder of one of the world’s largest loyalty programs, the company has continued to grow. LoyaltyLion became Shopify Plus’s first technology partner and secured additional investment from James Hart of Asos.

Over the past year, it has expanded its global team, been included in the FT1000 Fastest Growing Companies of 2022, and continued to add enhancements, including integrations with e-commerce technologies, better reporting, and more ways to embed loyalty into the customer journey.

Red Ant

Led by CEO Sarah Friswell, Red Ant helps retailers transform their brands in the challenging digital landscape by using its retail technology platform, RetailOS, to connect its online and offline retail establishments as part of an omnichannel strategy.


Retail247 is the company behind Origin Retail PIM Solution and Quantum Retail Stock Solution.

In its presentation, the company says: “Some very high-profile retailers use our solutions to support critical areas of their business, and this comes with certain obligations. It is a fact that our software does what we say it can do and works consistently.”

“We have to be visible and accountable, especially when there are challenges to overcome.”

“Our technical skills and experience must rival our best competitor, but our retail knowledge and experience must be second to none. Retail is not just one of our sectors, it is the only sector in which we work, so there is no margin for error”.


Rotageek is changing programming with its rota software.

But even the digital creation of schedules does not guarantee that they are as optimized as possible for both the workforce and the organization. Enter Autoscheduler, the company’s algorithm-based, AI-powered solution that makes the impossible possible.

Used by leading retailers, it builds on the features of Rotageek’s foundational digital scheduling solution, to automate and optimize retail rotations with the click of a button.


Xiatech is on a mission to create hyperconnected businesses that can respond and anticipate customer needs in real time.

The company has developed a hyper-integration platform, a new category of software that unifies and provides real-time system integration, process automation, data management, and advanced analytics in a single cloud-based solution for retailers.

In the words of Xiatech founder and CEO Jonathan Summerfield: “It is impossible to find a Gartner Magic Quadrant or Forrester Wave that gives technology buyers and users a single platform that provides real-time system integration, data management, reporting , analytics, and automation, until we created Xfuze, the world’s first hyper-integration platform.”


Zyler is a solution for fashion brands and retailers that allows customers to buy and try on anything in just a few steps. With just a selfie and basic measurements, this creates a unique and personalized retail experience.

The only required brand input is an image of a model wearing the clothing. Zyler does not need the physical item or any digital scan. Its AI technology shows the user with the clothes in a photorealistic way.

And the winner is…

Now it’s up to our panel of judges to decide the winner, who will be revealed at an exclusive event in central London on Tuesday 6th December.

If you are interested in attending this network/roundtable/three-course Christmas lunch event, please fill out the form at the bottom of this article and we will contact you as soon as possible.

RTIH Editor Scott Thompson says, “Innovation and technology play a critical role in the success of the retail industry, so it’s great to recognize outstanding examples through our awards.”

“Thank you to everyone who has entered the 2022 event. We received a record number of submissions and many fantastic examples of the continued resilience and dynamism of the retail space during enormously challenging times.”

“I am now looking forward to deciding the winners with our panel of judges and announcing them at our event in central London in December.”

Judging panel for the 2022 RTIH Innovation Awards as follows:

Warren Richmond, CEO and Founder, Situ Live and Revium Group

Mike Cadden, Director of Technology and Business Transformation, Start-Rite Shoes

Peter Waugh, Chief Digital and Data Officer, Compass Group

Paula Bobbett, Chief Digital Officer, Boots

Dan Saunders, Retail E-Commerce Manager, Stanley Black & Decker

Martin Newman, Founder, The Customer First Group

Toby Pickard, Global Information Leader, IGD

Matt Taylor, Technology Transformation Leader at EY, Retail and Consumer Products

Amodini Chhabra, Investor, Compass Digital Ventures

Gary Newbury, Supply Chain Consultant and Delivery Executive

Sharon Peters, Chief Technology Officer – Corporate Functions, Marks & Spencer

Nadine Neatour, Chief Marketing Officer, Selfridges

Wizz Selvey, CEO, WIZZ&CO

Simon Curtis, Commercial Director, PMC Retail

David Polinchock, Co-Founder/President, Unified Brand Experience Lab


Now in his fourth year, the RTIH Innovation Awardshosted by PMC, Marxent 3D Cloud, CAD, FreedomPayY critzrcelebrates global technological innovation in a rapidly evolving omnichannel world.

Stay tuned for more shortlists in the coming days.

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