Winners announced at the Creative Retail Awards 2018

Organised by Retail Focus Magazine and SDEA, the first Creative Retail Awards took place on Tuesday at a packed Bunga Bunga in Covent Garden. With a champagne reception, live band, DJ, magician and juggler, the retail design and display industry celebrated champions in our sector in a relaxed and fun setting.

Harlequin Design's Holly Espiner, client acounts director; Rachel Sutherland, creative director; and Grace Easter, senior project manager with Nathan Hicks, head of visual merchandising at Joseph Fashion

Our judging panel discussed and deliberated over the shortlist to draw up the list of winners. A big thank you to our judges: Helen Shelley, creative director, M Worldwide; Judith Kelly, head of retail design and delivery, Hammerson; Tony Morgan, Programme Manager of Visual Merchandising at The Fashion Retail Academy – London; James Breaks, associate director (design) rpa group; and Morgan Holt, chief strategy officer, FITCH.

Steven Dempsey, VM manager, store design at John Lewis with Blacks Visual

Here are the winners...

Best Sustainable Display Product, sponsored by Tenn

Superdrug Cosmetic Carcass - Arken

Vodafone_-_Data_Roaming.jpgMost innovative POP concept, sponsored by Blacks
Vodafone 'Data Roaming' at Harrods - Stylo

Best use of seasonal or temporary display, sponsored by Replica

The Bicester Village Shopping Collection 'Bicester in Miniature' - TonyG Ltd and Name and Colour

Best use of lighting in store

Jack The Clipper, Bow Lane - FormRoom

Best use of print/signage, sponsored by NeonPlus

Oasis - 'Once Upon a time' Christmas 2017 – Graphical Tree

Best use of surfaces/finishes in store

International Currency Exchange, London Luton Airport - Brace Studio

Best VM Scheme, sponsored by the VM & Display Show

1st Joseph 'Summer of Love' - Harlequin
2nd Hackett 'A Magical Christmas' - Harlequin
3rd Joseph 'Plywood' installation - Harlequin

Best use of point of sale in store

Lorex Home Security Display – Arken POP

Most innovative display product, sponsored by Kesslers

River Island / Unibox Kontakt - Unibox

Best use of in-store technology, sponsored by Harlequin

Topshop 'Splash!' - YourStudio

Best pop-up store

Birchbox Carnaby Street - Stylo and YourStudio

Best store-in-store or concession, sponsored by Armourcoat

Chanel London Studio in Harrods - Blacks Visual

Best independent store display (max 3 stores), sponsored by arken POP

Tiptree Shop and Tea Room, Bond Street, Chelmsford - HMKM

Best overall store collaboration (supplier, designer & retailer), sponsored by Studio

1st Liverpool Football Club Flagship Megastore Anfield – KKA Interiors, in collaboration with Shaw Contract (floor finishes), Egger (laminate finishes), Havelock Europa (shopfitting) and RS Robertson (feature lighting)
2nd Sonos Store, London – Bergmeyer, in collaboration with Work Order, Black Box, Cornerstone Agency, Dynamic Resources and Mel Yates Photography
3rd Missguided IRL – Dalziel & Pow

Inspirational Person Award 2018, sponsored by Barthelmess

Tula Anastasiades, head of creative and VM at Oasis

Hannah Drakeford, creative manager and Briony Garbett, customer director at Oasis Fashion

Full photo album is on our Facebook page!

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