Migration Museum wins Best Shop and Rising Star awards at the Cultural Enterprises Awards 2024

The Migration Museum’s shop has won two more awards at this year’s Cultural Enterprises Awards.

Our Migrant Makers Market, which champions products made by migrant-led brands and creatives, was awarded Best Shop, while our Retail Manager Katy Clinch brought home the Rising Star award. Last year, our Migrant Makers Market won the People’s Choice award

Our Migrant Makers Market, designed by spatial designer Studio Lucy Sanderson, has recently reopened and features a wider range of products made by migrant-led makers and brands than ever before. It provides a much-needed platform for underrepresented makers, brands and businesses that otherwise aren’t available in high street spaces. Take a closer look and among the products you will discover the stories of the entrepreneurs behind them. 

Announcing the award for Best Shop, the judges said: “An innovative and inclusive space which looks amazing and works with the museum ethos – an exciting way to approach cultural retail.”

Awarding the Rising Star award to our Retail Manager, Katy Clinch, the judges said: “Katy is a team player and inclusive leader who champions professional and personal development and is an ambassador for retail across the sector.”

Our Migrant Makers Market was designed by spatial designer Studio Lucy Sanderson,  chosen to create the space following an open call to local artists and designers in 2022. 

“The Migrant Makers Market’s spatial design is influenced by the design language of UK high streets, markets, and shopping centres, as well as the borough of Lewisham’s blue and yellow brand identity honouring its home in the heart of Lewisham. The design pays homage to iconic brands, many of which were created by immigrants, while celebrating and providing a platform for future migrant-founded brands and businesses.” – Lucy Sanderson, founder of Studio Lucy Sanderson and designer of the Migrant Makers Market.

You can explore our award-winning Migrant Makers Market by visiting us in-store or online

Congratulations to everyone who was shortlisted for these awards and to all of the other winners – it was inspiring to see so many incredible ranges and so much creativity on display. 

Top image: Katy Clinch, Retail Manager at the Migration Museum, with the two awards at the Cultural Enterprises Awards 2023
Migrant Makers Market images: photos by Sopo Ramischwili

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