Is it time to push your Visual Merchandising Career?

Is it time to push your Visual Merchandising Career? Then join The British Display Society.

Established in 1947 the British Display Society was created to encourage and promote the highest standards of Visual Merchandising, Design & Display. This embraced many different applications – Retail Windows, Point-of-Sale Display, Exhibition & Museum work. Across the years the Society has constantly maintained its professional standing and adapted to changing times within both education and the retail world it seeks to service and enhance.

Former BDS students work throughout the U.K. and indeed throughout the world are now VM Managers, College Lecturers and Consultants, and in my case I am Head of Visual Merchandising.

Members are backed by the Society’s ‘Pathway to Professional Recognition’ through which affixes are awarded to members whose work and achievements. I am proud to say that I am a Fellow Of The British Display Society and have the affix “FBDS” after my name. I am also Director of The British Display Society.

Here’s a selection of photographs. These include the BDS team, to archive photos, to our students work through to current work.

So take a look at our website ( and see learn more about our courses and membership.


The Portmeirion Group at The Spring Fair

Portmeirion are showcasing stunning new collections and new additions at The Spring Fair at the NEC. All rooted in modern dining habits and trends, as it honours what would have been the 100th Birthday of its founder, Susan Williams-Ellis.

The ranges being showcases include: Wrendale, Sophie Conran, Sara Miller, Westerly, Botanic Garden, Spode, Italian Blue and Pimpernel to name a few. The whole exhibition stand has been stunningly created with clever use of over-sized paint pots, a fashion mannequin and many other quirky twists that will attract your eye to the superb dressing/product styling.


The Langport Stores, Langport, Somerset.

While on a recent visit to Somerset, I came across this great independent retailer. The Langport Stores offers the most interesting and varied foods and products that you might struggle to find elsewhere. They specialise in Health Foods, Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Specialist Foods as well as Body & Beauty products. It is a lovely vintage shop with the fixtures dating back to the 1890’s when the shop first opened by H.C.Norton. The current owners have adapted the shop to the modern needs of customers and by using local suppliers this in turns supports the local economy. Sadly we hear so much about ‘death of the High Street’ with retailers closing but this is certainly not the case for The Langport Stores. With so much competition between the various supermarkets, it is refreshing to find a successful independent retailer. Its well worth a visit to Langport.





Lumiere London.

Lumber London has been taking place over the past few nights in central London and Canary Wharf. It showcases the capital’s spectacular and icon architecture and streets with more than 50 works created through the vision of leading UK and international artists.

Anything from giant domes to oversized animals to an aquarium in a London telephone box to the front of Westminster Abbey being colour lit, which was truly spectacular.   There has been a lot to see over 4 nights so here are a few  highlights.



Radical Luxury at Selfridges.

The Creative Team at Selfridges has launched another set of amazing windows to kick start 2018.

Radical Luxury is a campaign in which they explore the objects and ideas that redefine luxury. They have brought together some of the most radical designers to inspire and captivate both home and fashion.

These stunning windows are a must see when you are in Oxford Street. Beautifully designed and superbly executed.