Due to COVID-19, the awards ceremony has been rescheduled from June 4 to September 17 at Proud Embankment, London
The awards are now a partner of The London Design Festival, running from 12-20 September, celebrating and promoting London as the design capital of the world. The schedule includes the Global Design Forum, exhibitions including 100% Design, Focus/20 and a whole host of design programmes throughout the capital. Alongside The Creative Retail Awards, London Design Festival is supported by a number of institutions such as the Mayor of London, British Land, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
In light of the Awards postponement, entries to the awards have been extended to 31 May. The Creative Retail Awards continues to give free entries to retailers.
The Creative Retail Awards have quickly become one of the most distinguished accolades within the retail, leisure and hospitality industries and recognise projects and products that have demonstrated the very highest level of innovation and excellence within retail. The 2020 awards will introduce new categories including Omni-Channel Experience, Bar and Restaurant Design and Best Shopfitting/Fit-Out. There is also a new category specifically for retailers to vote for their favourite suppliers – the Supplier of the Year Award.
The whole of the Industry has united to support the Creative Retail Awards, with the three major Industry Associations championing the best in design, display and fit-out. The Creative Retail Awards are the only awards to be supported by the Shop & Display Equipment Association (SDEA), National Association of Shopfitters and Interior Contractors (NAS) and the British Display Society (BDS) – who all want to encourage the very best the industry has to offer.