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Creative Retail Awards reward excellence in retail design and display

13 June 2018

Organised by Shop and Display Equipment Association and Retail Focus, the Creative Retail Awards ceremony, which was held at the extraordinary and fitting Bunga Bunga in London on 5th June, was an outstanding success. Individuals from the highly creative retail industry gathered together to celebrate the innovation and excellence present across the entire spectrum of retail design and display.

The inaugural Creative Retail Awards received an incredible amount of interest and provided an unparalleled selection of inspirational and exciting entries throughout all categories. A panel of industry leaders and experts including, senior staff from Fitch, Hammerson, M. Worldwide, rpa group and The Fashion Retail Academy were faced with the difficult decision of judging a winner within each discipline. These included - display systems, innovative technology, lighting, POP, store design, surfaces, visual merchandising amongst others.

The evening‘s celebrations combined the perfect blend of networking with an informal party atmosphere that was enjoyed by the eclectic retail and display community. The event encompassed a proseco reception, DJ, live band, magician and juggler.

Judith Kelly, head of retail design and delivery at Hammerson claimed, “Fantastic night @BungaBungaLDN for #CRA2018 congratulations to the winners! An honour to judge with difficult decisions to be made! Thanks to all involved in the organisation and opportunity.” Positive feedback also came from rpa:group as Sasha Cuff, marketing executive said, “So much fun! I wish all awards ceremonies were as energetic and entertaining – brilliant job, thank you!” Finally, another happy customer, Stylo reported, “We had an amazing time at the Creative Retail Awards last night where we picked up 2 awards.'Most innovative POP concept' for our Data Roaming project with @VodafoneUK and 'Best pop-up store' for our work with @BirchboxUK and @Your_Studio.”

A full list of winners is:

Best Sustainable Display Product, sponsored by Tenn
Superdrug Cosmetic Carcass - Arken POP

Most 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
Joseph 'Summer of Love' - 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)

Inspirational Person Award 2018, sponsored by Barthelmess
Tula Anastasiades, head of creative and VM at Oasis



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