Sarah Jenkinson, Sara Kern and Rachael Armstrong celebrated for prominent roles leading team in strategic next steps for the agency
Harrison takes great pride in hiring and retaining a diverse workforce that is high on experience, character and talent. Creative Director Sarah Jenkinson, Senior Director of Marketing Sara Kern, and Brand Strategy Manager Rachael Armstrong bring over 50 combined years of experience to Harrison, delivering quality services and sharing their talents with the high profile brands the agency supports.
“These three incredible women exemplify the fundamental beliefs at the heart of our business with an emphasis on client partnerships, authentic brand stories, customer journey planning and creative guest experience design,” said Harrison CEO Keith Anderson. “I’m honored to showcase their experience and talent as a part of Women’s History Month.”
Jenkinson contributes more than 20 years of experience in hospitality, retail and stadia to her position at Harrison. As creative director, Jenkinson leads the creative team in the US office and establishes and enforces artistic vision across the projects she and her team touch for clients like Gordon Ramsay North America, Hilton, Fogo de Chão, Tiffany Derry, Daddy’s Chicken Shack, Front Burner Society and Savory Restaurant Fund. An imaginative trailblazer who nurtures her team and inspires extraordinary designs daily, Jenkinson is a true inspirational leader at Harrison, said Anderson.
Kern, who joined Harrison in January, successfully leads marketing and brand communications with a focus on extending brand strategy efforts and client offerings beyond brand identity. Leveraging her over 13 years’ experience, including stints as brand director at The Richards Group and digital and social activation manager at Corner Bakery, Kern plays a key role in assisting clients, unlocking new opportunities, and strengthening guest engagement and loyalty for all of Harrison’s brand partners.
Armstrong knows a thing or two about utilizing space and design. Prior to starting at Harrison, she cultivated 17 years of experience in interior design for luxury residences and hotels. After starting at Harrison in 2019, she was quickly promoted to senior interior designer in two years and recently made the jump to brand strategy manager where she oversees the graphics and branding teams. Armstrong analyzes market trends and consumer habits to develop brand design that meets the client’s needs. She also collaborates with the interior design team to ensure holistic execution of projects and that the scope of the work aligns with Harrison’s overall brand strategy.
Harrison was founded by Philip Harrison in 1989 and has grown to become a recognized and trusted business, not just in the United Kingdom but on a global scale, with a reputation for devising and executing exceptional projects within the hospitality and leisure sectors. Under Anderson’s leadership, and with support from these female leaders, Harrison is structured to grow and flourish international business in strategic markets around the world, offer clients a 360-degree design approach and always ensure that Harrison’s core values and strategic services are embedded into each client’s brand guest experience and personality.
Harrison is a global specialist in architecture, interior design and brand consultancy. The team creates global brands with distinctive spaces, commercially successful brand positioning, and practical and sales optimized interior design. With over 30 years of experience, Harrison has worked on over 6,000 spaces channeling storytelling, creativity, imagination, and a genuine passion for developing unique guest experiences in all they do. Harrison has offices in London, Birmingham, Dallas and Melbourne, working exclusively in the hospitality and leisure sectors. Its current and previous client list includes Fogo de Chão, Hilton, Harrod’s, HMS Host, Gordon Ramsay North America, Marugame Udon and Nando’s to name just a few. For more information visit weareharrison.com and follow on Instagram.