Guy Smith appointed head of design for Arcadia Group

Former Dalziel & Pow associate director Guy Smith is joining Arcadia Group as head of design, Design Week understands.

Smith is taking up a new role at the retail group, which owns brands including Topshop, Topman, Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge.

He has worked at retail specialist Dalziel & Pow for 15 years. During that time he has been creative lead on projects for clients including Nokia, Gap, River Island and John Lewis.

Smith says he also led the consultancy’s first international projects, and laid the foundation for Dalziel & Pow’s first satellite office in Shanghai.

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