By Pravin Jeyaraj
Last year, Julian Richer, the founder and funder of Zero Hours Justice, was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to Retail at the 2019 Retail Week Awards.
In this year's UK Retail 100 List, produced by industry magazine Retail Week, for continuing to push the importance of ethical business practices.
After handing over control of his business, Richer Sounds, to a workers' ownership trust, he launched Zero Hours Justice, which provides information and advice to zero hours contract works and campaigns to stop employers from imposing unilateral zero hours contracts on its workers.
In the UK Retail 100 List report, Zero Hours Justice is described as "the latest initiative from a retail leader who has consistently argued that treating people well sits at the heart of business success, and whose influence has been brought to bear on other retailers, including Marks & Spencer where he [Richer] is an advisor".