The prestigious Awards Ceremony dazzled industry professionals who gathered to recognise and celebrate the pinnacle of retail, leisure and hospitality design and innovation from around the world at Proud Embankment, London, on September 21st.

The twenty Award categories spanned a spectrum from the sectors – from pop-up stores to bar and restaurant design, innovative store design to sustainability, omni-channel and digital experiences.

The Judging Panel of 2023, who embraced the Creative Retail Awards’ principles of complete neutrality and independence, included Senior Leaders from the likes of Hammerson plc, Landsec, Save The High Street, design agencies, and trade publications. In a night filled with glamour, excitement, and of course fierce competition, the Highly Commended and Winners were announced as leaders in the industry. Awards Judge, Nathan Hicks, Commercial Director at B_RD and multiple Creative Retail Award Winner in previous roles, commented: “As usual this year’s Creative Retail Awards were on fire! What an amazing night honouring the very best in all things Creative Retail. It was real celebration, showcasing the amazing talent we have in this industry.”

The event was a testament to the industry’s resilience and adaptability, showcasing how design and display continues to evolve and captivate consumers in an ever-changing landscape. Each winner demonstrated a dedication to pushing boundaries, creating immersive spaces, and enhancing the customer journey.

The evening brought together a diverse group of professionals from across the globe to celebrate the industry’s most outstanding achievements. The event’s success reaffirms London’s status as a global hub for retail design and innovation.

This year’s Winners included projects and designs from: Bloomingdales, IKEA, LK Bennett, The Ivy Asia, Goucho and Mars – with FLANNELS Liverpool Flagship winning the coveted Store Design of the Year.

For a visual journey through the event, including images and video, and to discover the complete list of Winners, Highly Commended, and Shortlisted entries, please visit


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