Barber listed as one of the Top 50 Retail Design Agencies

5th September 2018

Exciting news in the Barber office this week as both our business and our retail design work have been recognised and rewarded. We have just been listed as one of the Top 50 Retail Design Agencies in the world by Insider Trends. And that’s not the only bit of good news as our client Flemingo Duty Free has just been nominated for Airport Retailer of the Year.

Flemingo Departures duty free

Barber listed amongst Top 50 Retail Design Agencies

It was an honour to find ourselves at number 2 (confession: it’s in alphabetical order) of the list of Top 50 Retail Design Agencies in the World by retail trend spotters, ‘Insider Trends’ last week:

“London-based design agency Barber has almost 20 years’ experience in designing retail environments and brand identities. Its work spans the full range of retail from luxury to fashion to travel to pop-ups for an impressive list of brands including Harrods, Nike, Topshop, Jigsaw and Diesel. We think it’s Barber’s eye for visual merchandising that helps set its concepts apart. We’re not the only ones with the likes of Drapers and Retail Week also recognising its work at their various awards.”

Flemingo nominated for a reward

We loved working with Flemingo Duty Free in Sri Lanka last year to help them to create a brand new Duty Free Departures Retail Concept – so we were thrilled to find out that they have just been nominated for a prestigious ‘Airport Retailer of the Year’ gong at the Frontier 2018 Awards.

Flemingo have been shortlisted from a record number of entries for what has often described as the ‘Oscars of the travel retail industry.’ The winner will be announced at the 34th Frontier Awards ceremony, which is taking place at the Congress Mandelieu Expo Centre in Cannes on the 3rd October, as part of the annual TFWA Show. Regular blog readers will know that we always attend the TFWA event, so this year it will be even more fun as we can be there to cheer on Flemingo and hopefully see them receive an award in recognition for their outstanding experience and expertise in travel retail.

You can read more about our work with Flemingo – and see some photos of the design here on our portfolio page.

Flemingo Departures duty free

Meet us at the TFWA Awards in Cannes

We’ve been regulars at the TFWA (Tax Free World Association) Duty Free and Travel Retail Global Summit in Cannes for several years now and it really is one of our favourite industry events. If you are going to the TFWA show and would like to find out more about who we are and what we do then please get in touch and come and find us. We will be there from 1st – 4th October. Hopefully we will see you in Cannes!

Barber at the TFWA show 2017


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