Shoptalk October 2022

SDEA Shoptalk October 2022 - Creative Retail Awards Special.

SDEA Shoptalk October 2022 - Creative Retail Awards Special.


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The latest news and offers for SDEA members and the display industry

As physical retail evolves, design and

experience have become more powerful tools

than ever. The Creative Retail Awards have

recognised the very best in retail, leisure, and

hospitality design & display since 2018. With

categories including sustainability, omnichannel,

technology, VM schemes, POP/POS,

shopfitting, store design, experience, and

innovation, the Awards recognise talent across

the full spectrum the industry.

The 2022 Judging Panel independently

shortlisted and selected the Winning and

Highly Commended entries submitted by

suppliers, designers and retailers from across

the globe.

The night was attended by the Who’s Who list

of suppliers, designers, and retailers including

ASDA, Chopard, Dermalogica, Harrods, Harvey

Nichols, Musgrave Group, Ribble Cycles, Sky,

Sports Direct, and many more.

Each Award category gave the shortlisted

entrants a chance to walk away with a Highly

Commended or Winner’s trophy in front of a

supportive crowd of industry peers. Winners

this year included projects from retailers such

as AT&T, Bonadea, Chanel, Coach, Nestlé, and

Woolworths South Africa.

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Editor: Antony Behiels

October 2022

Inside this issue:






The big night took place at Proud Embankment

on the 22nd of September, with the Creative

Retail Awards’ unique take on a ceremony that

blends networking with an informal party

atmosphere celebrating the diversity in our

industry. Shunning the traditional gala dinner

format, the Awards ceremony was interspersed

with enthralling live acts, finishing with a live

band and DJ into the small hours.

Store Design of the Year was won by Sports

Direct with their new Oxford Street store, with

the Retail Experience Award going to Chanel

and Harrods for their Door Nº 5 in celebration

of 100 years of Chanel Nº5. The ceremony

closed with the announcement of the Judges’

Choice Award, which this year went to

Portuguese tinned goods store Comur

Coimbra, from Grupo O Valor do Tempo.

Continue reading inside to view the Shortlisted,

Highly Commended, and Winning entries for


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Sustainable Display:

Seasonal or Temporary Display:

Baubles of Hope – Woolworths South Africa with Essay Gift (NPO),

VM Central, and Woolworths In-House Agency

The Zoo Project – Crew Clothing with Stylo

Doing Good Feels Super – Superdrug in collaboration with

local artists

Ethical Gold – Chopard with L’Atelier Five - HIGHLY COMMENDED

WINNER: Underwater Holiday Fun! – Woolworths

South Africa with VM Central, Bad Weather and

Woolworths In-House Agency

AT&T Dream in Black Future Makers Series – Twenty Four 7 and

Temi Coker

John Smedley Christmas – Mega Creative

MZ Skin Fenwick – Mega Creative

Baubles of Hope – Woolworths South Africa in with Essay Gift

(NPO), VM Central, and Woolworths


WINNER: Van Cleef and Arpels Microcosmos –

Millington Associates Ltd

POP/POS Concept:

Heineken Birra Moretti Ape Vehicle – Super Valu (MRPI) with

Indicia Worldwide

Chanel No 5 Spaceship, Heathrow Terminal 5 – Chanel with Dufry,

JCDecaux and Heathrow Airport

SIS Royal Canin Universe – Crown Pet Foods with arken Pop Ltd

Colart – Winsor & Newton with Stamp Design Consultancy Ltd –


WINNER: Maggi’s Singing Soup Pot – Nestlé with


Bar and Restaurant Design:

Boo, Fosse Park Food Central – Office Twelve

Museu da Cerveja – Grupo O Valor Do Tempo

The Lofts and The Hustle – Astley

Monarchy – AB InBev with YourStudio – HIGHLY COMMENDED

WINNER: TOCA Social @ The O2 – Gensler

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Graphics, Signage and Wayfinding:

VM Scheme:

AT&T Dream in Black Future Makers Series – Twenty Four 7 and

Temi Coker

Nike Own the Floor – Seen Displays

Lotus Cars Corporate Signage Programme – Meda

John Smedley Christmas – Mega Creative with One Big Company

Panda Pagoda Shop – Zoo Atlanta with Event Network

Underwater Holiday Fun! – Woolworths South Africa with VM

Central, Bad Weather, and Woolworths In-House Agency

Nike X Billie J – The One Off – HIGHLY COMMENDED

WINNER: AT&T Dream in Black Future Makers Series

– Twenty Four 7 and Temi Coker

Joalharia do Carmo – Grupo O Valor Do Tempo – HIGHLY


WINNER: “Give A Little Love” – Coach

Surfaces & Finishes:

Innovative Display Product:

Bally London Regent Street Flagship – Seen Displays

Sustainable Window Campaign for Environment Day – Arçelik

Global with Gravity Design & Consultancy

Raeburn Marshall Street London – Mega Creative

Rogue Your Own Way – Coach

Coach Forever, iAPM Mall, Shanghai – Coach

Microsoft Experience Centre, London – Stylo with Spark Brighter


Finishes fit for a Goddess – Bonadea with Studio Clementine –


WINNER: Country Road High Street Armadale

Boutique Concept – Place Agency

Design (PAD) Ltd

Bestway Wholesale Tobacco Focus Bays – Imperial Tobacco with


WINNER: Maggi’s Singing Soup Pot – Nestlé with


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Omni-channel Experience:

Best Shopfitting/Fit Out:

Arçelik Live Expert

AT&T Dream in Black Future Makers Series – Twenty Four 7 with

Temi Coker

Coach x Basquiat Genting

Dermalogica Meadowhall Kiosk – Dalziel & Pow with Lime Blue,

P&J Retail, and Gem Interiors

Joalharia do Carmo – Grupo O Valor Do Tempo

Theodore’s Collection – Farid Karim Design

Sports Bra – Sports Direct with The One Off – HIGHLY


WINNER: Ribble Cycles

Raeburn, Marshall Street London – Mega Creative – HIGHLY


WINNER: Situ Live – with Bearded Kitten

Lighting Design:


Mundo Fantástico de Sardinha Portuguesa Lóios Store – Grupo O

Valor Do Tempo

Schuh Twenty Twenty Store Concept – Unibox with Briggs Hillier


Van Cleef and Arpels Microcosmos – Millington Associates Ltd

Playhouse by Smartech – Smartech Retail Group – HIGHLY


Playhouse by Smartech – Smartech Retail Group

Ribble Cycles

Coach x Basquiat Genting

Cannabotech – Design4Retail Ltd – HIGHLY COMMENDED

WINNER: AT&T Flagship Experience : HBO Max Orbit x

5G – Twenty Four 7with Hush Studios

WINNER: Manchester International Airport T2 Walk

Through Duty Free and Associated Retail – Dufry with


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Pop-Up Store:

Food, Beverage & Supermarket Design:

Stan Smith Sustainable Zone – Adidas with Gravity Design &


Dermalogica Meadowhall Kiosk – Dalziel & Pow with Lime Blue,

P&J Retail, Gem Interiors

Creative Meanwhile – Not My Beautiful House with Studio KT1,

Kingston School of Art and Union of Kingston Students

Panthère de Cartier – L’Atelier Five – HIGHLY COMMENDED

F&F at Christmas – F&F at Tesco

Bierwinkelier Branding – Yellow Dress Retail – HIGHLY


WINNER: SuperValu Brand Rejuvenation, Knocklyon

Store – Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland with

Household and TAP CREATIVE

WINNER: Bowie75 Pop Up – David Bowie Estate with

Factory 360

Independent Store:

Store-in-store or Concession:

AHC UK Launch – arken Pop Ltd

Chanel No 5 Spaceship, Heathrow Terminal 5 – Chanel with Dufry,

JCDecaux and Heathrow Airport

MZ Skin Fenwick – Mega Creative

Playhouse by Smartech – Smartech Retail Group – HIGHLY


WINNER: ASDA Craft on Draft Partnership

Joalharia do Carmo – Grupo O Valor Do Tempo

Lotus Retail Identity Experience Programme – Meda

Nolii, Boxpark Shoreditch – Seen Displays

Nous and Body Activation Ltd – Panellinios Agora Games IKE with

Wharton Neuroscience Initiative and Grande Ecole des Ponts –


WINNER: Theodore’s Collection – with Farid Karim


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Retail Experience:

Store Design of the Year:

Panthère de Cartier – L’Atelier Five

Stan Smith Sustainable Zone – Adidas with Gravity Design &


Ribble Cycles

Coach x Indigo Living, Shanghai, Anfu Road – HIGHLY


WINNER: A Celebration of 100 Years of Nº5/Chanel x

Harrods Door Nº5 – Chanel Ltd and Harrods

Brown Thomas, Dundrum Town Centre Mall – Cardy Papa

Watches of Switzerland Broadgate Circle – Quadrant Design

Comur Coimbra – Grupo O Valor Do Tempo

Westfield London, Sky Glass Launch – Sky with The One Off –


WINNER: Sports Direct Oxford Street – The One Off

Judges’ Choice:


Overall Store Collaboration:

Baubles of Hope – Woolworths South Africa with Essay Gift (NPO),

VM Central, and Woolworths In-House Agency

Schuh Twenty Twenty Store Concept – Unibox with Briggs Hillier


Leek United Building Society – Resolution Interiors with Field

Bonadea – Studio Clementine – HIGHLY COMMENDED

WINNER: Westfield London, Sky Glass Launch – Sky

with The One Off

Entries for the 2023 Creative Retail Awards are now open!

Discover more, view the photos and video of the night, and

enter at www.creativeretailawards.com

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In the same month that the Cannes Film Festival celebrated its

75th anniversary, on the 25th May the Shop & Display

Equipment Association held its 75th Annual General Meeting.

SDEA members logged on to the Virtual AGM and heard all about

the hard work that has been undertaken over the past year for

SDEA members and the exciting plans in store for the year


During the day’s proceedings Mark Chatterton, Managing

Director of Morplan was voted as the new President of the

Association and Rob Hill, Production Director of Graphica Display

was elected Vice President.

The new President opened his

report in an optimistic frame of

mind at the prospect of being at the

helm of the Association and said:

“As I take up the presidency of the

SDEA I look forward with a degree of

optimism as retailers find their feet

again and look forward with

confidence to the years ahead.” He

spoke about the fleetness of foot of

the Association and its members

ability to support retailers who consistently look to re-imagine

their customer offering, keeping themselves relevant, and above

all interesting.

The President closed his report with a positive sentiment: “I firmly

believe that this year will be a good one for our industry, and I

look forward to the SDEA being the voice of our industry in as

many forums as we are able to push it. I don’t think there is a

better time to be a member of the Association, providing

reassurance to those retailers who are leading the revival that

they are dealing with credible partners as we all strive to bounce

back from the last two years.” Mark had held the position of Vice

President of the Association for the previous two years.

The new Vice President, Rob Hill of

Graphica Display, continued the

President’s optimism and said: “I am

very happy to accept the position of

Vice President and many thanks to Paul

Smart for his service as President over

what has been a very difficult past

couple of years. We hope to expand the

membership base of the SDEA and,

along with the new President Mark

Chatterton, I am really looking forward

to the great return to the high street and prosperity for all our

clients and fellow SDEA Members.”

Paul Smart, Business Development Director at arken P-O-P

International becomes Immediate Past President. In his two

years as President, Paul was instrumental in advancing the

Association’s technological services including overseeing the

SDEA App and Creative Virtual Showcases.

Simon Olley, Managing Director of Stylo, joined the Executive

Council this year. The Executive Council will work together over

the coming months bringing fresh ideas and inspiration, securing

the future growth of this highly innovative organisation.

If you are interested in joining the Executive Council, please

contact antony@sdea.co.uk or call 01883 348911.


t: 01883 348911

e: enquiries@sdea.co.uk

w: www.shopdisplay.org



The Association held a Networking Evening on the first day of the

VM & Display Show in April.

Open to members, retailers, and exhibitors it was very

encouraging to see so many in attendance.

We look forward to hosting more of these evenings in the future.


t: 01883 348911

e: enquiries@sdea.co.uk

w: www.shopdisplay.org

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• Point of Sale

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• Shopfitting Equipment

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Based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, the Project Display facility

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Have a project? Contact sales@projectdisplay.co.uk or

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Antalis is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of large format

printable materials, offering a diverse range of customisable

solutions to support creative display projects for retail, shopfitting,

exhibitions, events and interior decoration including wallcoverings,

window and architectural films to help upcycle and enhance

doors, glazing, walls, counters and furniture.

With a strong focus on sustainability, Antalis can advise clients on

alternative environmental materials including recycled and

recyclable options, as well as additional support services including

complimentary specification consultancy.


t: 0870 607 9014

e: claire.white@antalis.co.uk

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Forming Reality is a developing company at the forefront of

sustainable display solutions for retail clients.

Their bespoke approach fuses sustainability, innovation, creativity,

and design to create fresh new retail experiences that are kinder

to the planet.

The company are opening Europe’s first 3D printing production

facility purpose built for printing mannequins on a production

scale using 100% recycled materials.

They also have a range of manufacturers across the UK, Europe

and China to produce retail display equipment in our, globally

sourced, sustainable materials. For further details please contact

the Forming Reality team at www.formingreality.co.uk.


t: 01923 537555

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w: www.formingreality.co.uk

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From the dark beginnings of carbon intensive processes to

becoming global leaders in offering carbon negative products, this

story telling sculpture charts the incredible product developments

made by Interface and certainly stood out from the crowds at

Clerkenwell Design Week.

Expertly handcrafted by the company’s creative development team,

this single installation piece was a huge success, and Creative Idea

enjoyed the challenge of being able to test their creative abilities,

bringing them to life.

Creative Idea’s Creative team met the original challenge from the

client of representing their admirable sustainability journey in

physical form and once they got their hands on Interface’s unique

yarn used in production, the exceptional work unravelled. This

special yarn at the centre of their client’s product offerings was the

focus feature of the sculpture, beautifully intertwined in an

unfolding colour spectrum from dark to bright portraying the

company mission of a carbon negative future.

Please get in touch if you have any creative challenges that

Creative Idea can help you with.


t: 0116 255 2299

e: patrick@idealtd.uk.com

w: www.idealtd.uk.com

The team worked in a dynamic and practical way to bring their

designs to life and made sure that all materials used were chosen

for their sustainable credentials, with many parts being redeployed

after the event.



Glencourt Associates, the sector’s recruitment specialists,

welcomed Anna Szucs to its expanding team of experienced and

successful recruiters.

Now in its 33rd trading year, Glencourt focuses on recruiting

executives, managers and directors for retail design, fitout,

fixturing and POS/POP companies throughout the UK, northern

Europe and SE Asia.

Anna has benefited from a technical education and is used to

recruiting within niche sectors. She is looking forward to helping

companies that service the retail interiors market, source high

calibre mid - senior management personnel.

Bob Garton, Glencourt’s Founder & Managing Director stated

“with our Q2 trading levels more than 200% ahead of the same

period in 2021, we are delighted to employ someone of Anna’s

enthusiasm and proven abilities at a time when most employers

are finding it difficult to source people with real talent.

Anna can be contacted on 01342 712253 or 07788 741710.

Email: anna@glencourt.co.uk


t: 0116 255 2299

e: jobs@glencourt.co.uk

w: www.glencourt.co.uk

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Noble Gift packaging Ltd were recently commissioned by the

Anthony Nicolas Group to design and develop a new jewellery

display system for Fraser Hart the Jewellers.

The brief was to design a system that complimented their fantastic

new store design, product mix and customer portfolio. Noble

designed a system that elevated the product offer.

To find out how Noble Gift Packaging can help you with your next

display and packaging project, please contact them at

sales@noblegift.co.uk or call 0208 805 4111.

They look forward to working with you.

The system needed to be modular and

adaptable, easy to set up & control

visual merchandise standards, while

ensuring the product is always the

focus of the customer journey.

A combination of brushed steel,

chrome detailing and luxury soft

leatherette complimented the finished



t: 0208 805 4111.

e: sales@noblegift.co.uk

w: www.noblegift.co.uk

Hidden magnets were used within all

the display components to help

maintain VM structure and neat




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Forecasting where retail will go next is a tricky business. But there

are some current trends that are likely to be around for the

foreseeable future.

The cost of living crisis is focusing attention on value right now, but

the importance of values is unlikely to diminish. The vibrant Make

Earth Green Again pop-up launched by L’Occitane en Provence

earlier this year is just one notable example of how brands are

working to build ethical and sustainability messaging into their

physical store environments.

Having emerged from the pandemic, customers are hungry for (and

choosing to spend their money within) retail experiences that

deliver what insight platform BEAUTYSTREAMS has termed

“Joyology”. The visually rich (and furry) Balenciaga London pop-up

showcases how brands can think beyond the four walls of a store

to engage customers in new, relevant, and more responsive ways.

The possibilities of the Metaverse, if not quite the understanding

just yet, are broad. Brands are experimenting. Others are watching

and waiting. All brands (and consumers for that matter) must do

now is figure out, “what it can do for me?” Time will tell… but

expect to see investment in the Meta move up another gear as we

enter 2023.

Aimee Grandfield, Head of Insights at arken P-O-P International.


t: 01638 565656

e: info@arken-pop.com

w: www.arken-pop.com



Antalis is delighted to announce that its ‘Sustainable Street’

stand, showcasing their very own extensive portfolio of

sustainable stand materials, has been selected as a finalist at the

World Exhibition Stand Awards 2022. The stand demonstrated a

range of innovative and sustainable substrates for use in retail

design, instore displays and POS at the VM & Display Show held in


Every element of the stand was made using substrates from

within Antalis’ portfolio of sustainable products. The stand’s

structure and all internal furniture was constructed entirely from

Xanita, an engineered, closed cell fibreboard manufactured from

material recovered from recycled used cardboard boxes.

Lightweight yet strong, Xanita is 100% recyclable and perfect for

structural concepts such as exhibition and event stands, internal

furniture and 3D displays. Other board products used included

Lumex - a clear APET alternative to acrylic sheets, Katz Display

Board - a wood pulp fibre board and Triaprint - an environmentally

friendly and recyclable alternative to the use of PVC and PUR foam

boards. Yupo Jelly a PVC free, 100% recyclable polyester film and

HEYtex Ecotex Decoflex R a textile option deco material made of

100% recycled yarns, also featured on the stand.

Specification Consultant at Antalis, Claire White, comments:

“Designing and producing a sustainable exhibition stand is about

more than what is visually delivered – sustainability must be

considered at every stage of the project. We’re delighted Antalis’

stand has been recognised by the judging panel of this prestigious

award – it’s testament to our great range of products and the

incredible talent and skill of our collaborators on the project,


Winners of the World Exhibition Stand Awards 2022 will be

announced soon.


t: 0870 607 9014

e: claire.white@antalis.co.uk

w: www.antalis.co.uk

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Cardiff Metropolitan University’s in-house print team is helping the

faculty to reduce waste, environmental impact and cost by

refurbishing furniture instead of buying new.

The approach is in line with the university’s sustainability strategy.

Desks that had been earmarked for replacement at a cost of

£1,500 each, were refurbished at a fraction of the cost giving a

significant monetary saving and reduction in environmental impact.

The result was so successful that the university estates team has

expressed an interest in covering a further 500 office desks across

the campuses.



The in-house print department has since set up a showroom with

eight desks on display – each covered in a different Coala Interior

Film finish – from which the university’s departments can choose.

The print team has already received several commissions,

including a new student catering outlet, a new 'Global Lounge',

hybrid working offices and redesigned spaces in the university’s

library and IT suites.

The desks are being refurbished using Antalis’ range of Coala

Interior Film, part of the Coala range of self-adhesive media that

offers substrates for indoor and outdoor use. Coala Interior Film

comprises 470+ surface finishes across nine collections: wood,

leather, marble, stone, metallic, glitter, solid colours, fabric and

soft touch. The easily applied architectural films offer an

inexpensive way to update interior spaces, including doors, walls

and furniture.

Visual Communications Product Manager at Antalis, Mike Collins,

comments: “The work of the print team at Cardiff University is a

great example of the kind of results that can be achieved with

Coala Interior Film. Easy to apply, application of the product

requires no investment in printing or finishing equipment. At

Antalis, we offer training to help upskill and reskill staff in the art of

self-adhesive film application. We also offer swatches of the Coala

Interior Film range to make it easier to select from the extensive

range of finishes and colours available.”


t: 0870 607 9014

e: claire.white@antalis.co.uk

w: www.antalis.co.uk



One of your Member Benefits is our highly valued Business

Insurance scheme. Clear Group have recently completed the

purchase of HR Jennings and are looking forward to offering

members even better savings on their insurance.

Clear are Chartered Insurance Brokers specialising in the provision

of insurance solutions to meet the needs of all their Clients,

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Whatever the size of your business, they will work with

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If you value personal service and competitive rates from an

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Ronald Cohen, Director of Foxbarn Ltd, comments:

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December 2022

SDEA Christmas Lunch

TBC, London


26 February - 2 March 2023


Düsseldorf, Germany


18-19 April 2023

VM & Display Show

Business Design Centre, London


May 2023




Private Healthcare Is Peace Of Mind

No matter how fit and healthy we are, it is inevitable that at some

point in our lives we will fall ill and need medical care. And when

illness does strike it is to the NHS that most people will turn in

seeking a diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

The NHS has for some years been showing signs that it, too, is not

in the best of health. A growing and ageing population is putting an

ever-increasing strain on staff and services. A problem exacerbated

by the coronavirus pandemic.

Taking control of your healthcare

However, those interested in taking out health insurance should

not leave it too late. As we get older our healthcare needs increase.

Therefore, as only some of the best health insurance companies

provide cover for pre-existing conditions, the best time to invest in

getting private treatment for illnesses you may suffer tomorrow – is


By acting now you can ensure your future healthcare will not be

dictated by NHS bureaucracy and, just as importantly, you will be

able to benefit from the widest possible cover.

Reports of underfunding, a shortage of medical staff, noisy and

overcrowded wards, cancelled operations and long waiting times

will be familiar to everyone.

In England, hospital waiting lists are longer than ever before, with a

total waiting list of 6 million people – one in nine of the

population.** This is the highest number since records began and

illustrates the devastating impact that COVID-19 has caused the


Quick, private and convenient

Understandably, these lengthy delays are causing additional stress

for patients, undermining their health and quality of life even

further. How many people do you know whose physical health and

mental well-being has deteriorated from the anxiety of having to

wait months for a hospital appointment?

All this can be avoided by taking out private health insurance.

Seeing a doctor in private practice used to be only for the wealthy,

but not anymore as the cost of private medical cover is becoming

more affordable.

A private medical plan delivers prompt access to hospital

consultants, thus avoiding lengthy waiting lists. Patients can

choose from an extensive list of hospitals throughout the UK; if

they need to be admitted, they will have their own private room

equipped with TV and telephone, and visiting is arranged to suit

patient and family. A quick, private and convenient service that

removes many of the anxieties associated with NHS hospital stays.

Furthermore, some providers have no upper age limit attached to

their policies and cover can even be extended to include family


Private health insurance cannot guarantee good health, but it can

ensure that when you are feeling unwell you will quickly receive the

best possible care, when and where you want it. The peace of mind

that comes with that knowledge cannot be underestimated and is

often the most important factor for people deciding to take control

of their healthcare provision and "go private".

The Shop and Display Equipment Association has agreed with

HMCA to offer discounted rates for medical plans. HMCA only

arrange medical plans for membership groups and can offer up to

a 40% discount off the underwriter’s standard rates.

For further information and quotations contact HMCA by telephone

on 01423 799949 or visit the HMCA website here:


© HMCA/S PLC (trading as Hospital and Medical Care Association, HMCA and HMCA

Members) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

(FRN:307587). HMCA/s PLC is a company registered in England, company number:

01362094, registered office: Beech Hall, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 0EA.

** BBC News 8 February 2022


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