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BDS Welcome a new Director

At the last Executive Council Meeting of The British Display Society, Iain Kimmins was duly elected a Director of The British Display Society.
Mr Alan Springall (Chairman) welcomed him onto the team.

“After 23 years in the Visual Merchandising industry this is a great honour !”

BDS at Farrington’s Career Fair

The British Display Society showcased the importance of retail display to promote sales in the High Street and beyond. Online courses are available to give students the correct training and guidance for this profession to steer them into a world of creativity.

To find out more please visit BDS Online Distance Learning.

Practical Courses have arrived!

One Day Course

Designed  for those who may not be in a position to attend college but who would like to understand what goes into creating a shop window or interior display.  The course covers the basic guidelines of display styling – layout, balance, space, focal points, flow and colour – but principally grouping. We mention props, lighting and interiors but not in as much depth as the online course. Part of the day is classroom style with an inspiring presentation of slides which is punctuated with examples and presentations too. With practical exercises during the day students will hone their basic grouping skills – the foundations on which most good displays are built.Ideal if you need help deciding whether Visual Merchandising is the career for you, or if you have your own shop or business, or just want a fun day out to learn something different

VM & Display Show 2017

VM & Display Show 2017

The VM and Display Show is the longest running exhibition for the industry – and we were exhibiting again.

Whether you are a retailer, designer, in the leisure and entertainment industry or in fact use visual merchandising to promote your products or services in any way, this Show is a must visit for everyone involved and we are looking forward to 2018 already! The Show covers everything within visual merchandising and display from Mannequins, Print, Christmas Decorations, Display Services, Props, Design, Graphics, Bust Forms, POP, Lighting, Fabrics and everything in between without forgetting training.

To find out more visit their website and see the highlights!

BDS joins CBI

cbi_logoMembership of the CBI means the BDS is part of the UK’s premier business community giving us access to a network of 190,000 business and education sectors across the UK. The CBI brings together likeminded individuals and business experts with a CBI team committed to keeping business interests at the heart of government.