LEO Westmeath client celebrates international recognition for London store design - Rigney Forge shortlisted in retail design awards

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Westmeath agency celebrates international recognition for London store design

Rigney Forge shortlisted in retail design awards for Kavanagh's Belsize Park


Westmeath retail design agency Rigney Forge has been shortlisted for two international retail design awards for its work in Kavanagh's Belsize Park, London. The agency's work has earned them prestigious nominations in the highly competitive categories of 'Store Design of the Year' at the 2023 Popai Awards and the 2023 Creative Retail Awards.


The design of Kavanagh's Belsize Park was recognised for its premium supermarket experience, offering unique and varied food choices while strongly emphasising sustainability. The values of quality and sustainability are deeply ingrained in the brand and food offerings, the store design and material selection, reflecting Rigney Forge's commitment to responsible design.


'We're incredibly proud to have been nominated and to represent Ireland on the international retail design stage' commented Rigney Forge owner Peter Rigney. 'We are a small team of designers and I believe our personable relationship with our clients allows us to create unique stores, like Kavanagh's, that work for their customers.'


Kavanagh's Belsize Park is operated by Westport's Noel Kavanagh and Noel Kavanagh Jnr. and has seen tremendous year-on-year growth since its re-opening in December 2022. Noel Kavanagh Jnr, speaking about its success, commented "We set out to create a world-class 'food solutions' store, and the results have exceeded our expectations. Feedback from customers is overwhelmingly positive; they get what we are about, and the store design, brand, and in-store communication from Rigney Forge are critical to creating our unique store experience."


Based in Mount Temple, Co.Westmeath, Rigney Forge (rigneyforge.ie) was set up in 2020 with a focus on collaborating closely with businesses to build bespoke visions that maximise brand potential and most of all the customer's experience. The agency's hands-on, personable approach, led by a small and flexible team of designers, ensures that each project is tailor-made for success. 


The 2023 Creative Retail Awards (https://www.creativeretailawards.com/), recognising and rewarding excellence in the retail industry, will take place on 21st September and the 2023 Popai Awards (https://www.popai.co.uk/awards/), which represents the very best in creativity and in-store excellence, takes place on 3rd October. Both awards ceremonies will take place in London.