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RCG wins awards for commercial design excellence

5 September 2014

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RCG wins awards for commercial design excellence

RCG, received four awards at the national retail design awards on Saturday 30 August.

The RED Awards, run by the New Zealand Retail Interior Association, recognises design and commercial excellence in the retail sector.

In the service division, RCG received the premier award for the AMI Concept Store in Takanini, a design that has positioned AMI as New Zealand’s leading face-to-face insurance brand.

The concept store, the first of a new retail model which is being rolled out nationally, also won the Signage & Graphics Award, and the Colour award.

John Lenihan, Director at RCG says that as a result of the new design, sales immediately picked up and have remained consistent.

“AMI’s new store experience is globally innovative, it’s the best in the industry and the market’s response has surpassed expectations; their commercial results reflect this."

It was the distinctive street level frontage of Ziera in Newmarket that won the company their fourth design accolade - the Shop Front Award.

Recently appointed Associate Director, designer Andy Florkowski said Ziera too have seen an upturn in business, “Alongside extremely positive customer feedback, the store results are exceeding business goals”.

Both Ziera and AMI are finalists in the Best Design Awards which will be announced in October.

In June RCG received two accolades at the Property Industry Awards. An Excellence Award for the Paul Keane Gymnasium at St Mary’s College, and a Merit Award for the Farro retail development.

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The company celebrates 25 years of business this year, and is known for their ability to create commercially successful environments from a mix of professional property, architecture, design, and research expertise.

For more information on RCG, visit

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Notes to the editor:
About RCG
RCG specialises in property consulting and development, architecture and design, and research and strategy for businesses seeking commercial success. Established in 1989, we provide expert services across a range of sectors from commercial, mixed use, educational, retail, hospitality and tourism to town centres, lifestyle precincts and transport hubs.

We are New Zealand’s leading creator of innovative environments for the retail sector and deliver well-considered, smart solutions that result in commercially successful outcomes.

With the ability to assist at all stages of the development process and with projects of any size, RCG combines the best thinking, design expertise and skill to create solutions that deliver tangible results. For further information please visit or call 09 303 1501.

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