Whanganui’s GDM project manager Jessica Bamford Short wins retail design award
Jessica Bamford Brief, with fellow award-winner Sam Newell, was recognised as an rising expertise within the retail design business.
At simply 21 years outdated and never lengthy out of college, Whanganui’s Jessica Bamford Brief is making waves on the planet of designing retail shops.
She’s been recognised as an rising expertise within the business at an awards night in Auckland.
Bamford Brief joined GDM – a Gilberd St firm which designs and manages retailer fitouts – in 2020 as a logistics co-ordinator.
After a short while, she moved up the ranks, not too long ago changing into a challenge supervisor and taking care of a few of GDM’s largest shoppers, the corporate stated.
“Working with my prospects must be the spotlight of my job,” Bamford Brief stated.
Her position entails coping with shoppers each day and maintaining them up to date on tasks.
“We’ve got some actually cool prospects who’re genuinely straightforward to get together with and construct a rapport with.”
For Bamford Brief, essentially the most stand-out job she had finished to date concerned refitting a Torpedo7 retailer in Petone.
“It was a complete new retailer, and the challenge went very well,” she stated.
“Manufacturing was clean, supply was on time and, after all, the shop seems improbable.”
Bamford Brief has additionally challenge managed all The Warehouse shops’ growth, from idea to set up, by the Covid challenges throughout 2022, together with a brand new Honda Outdoor idea retailer primarily based in Whanganui.
“The Honda Outdoor retailer is fairly thrilling, because it’s a store-in-store expertise with some actually modern components,” Bamford Brief stated.
With the assist of GDM, Bamford Brief was additionally learning for a enterprise diploma in accounting and finance at Massey College, and not too long ago achieved her Certificates in Lean Manufacturing.
GDM director Sandra Eden stated she was not shocked Bamford Brief was recognised with an award.
“Jessica works in a high-pressure setting the place issues change on a regular basis,” Eden stated.
Bamford Brief was actually organised, unflappable and was somebody who “will get on with the job”, she stated.
“We didn’t hesitate to place Jessica ahead for this award – she is totally deserving, an absolute delight to have within the workplace, and completely reliable and sensible.”
Bamford Brief obtained the RED (Retail Excellence Design) Star Advantage award.
The RED Awards, run yearly by the Retail Interiors Affiliation, promote excellence in retail design and recognise the contribution of designers, shopfitters and suppliers to the retail business.