The staff at Creative Instore Solutions are taking a well-earned break from 23rd December to come back revitalised in 2016. Many of the offices globally will be closed over the holiday period giving the team time to recharge.
The last twelve months have provided many highlights for the team including BIC and CIS taking home Gold at the 2015 France POPAI Marketing at Retail awards, announced as winners in the Personal Accessories category with the Miss BIC® lighter display. The annual award winners were announced at a gala dinner held on 18th June 2015 at Salle Wagram in Paris. Representatives for both CIS and BIC were present to receive the accolade in the form of a POPAI Indian.
CIS topped off by our award triumphs at the 2015 Global POPAI Marketing at Retail awards. The team was proud to be announced as winners in the Food, Grocery & Convenience Semi-Permanent category with the Doritos Mexican Fiesta display. CIS designed and manufactured the iconic point of purchase cart that invokes the culture of Mexico while showcasing the Doritos brand.
CIS continued the annual event of showcasing the business of design to the next up and coming industrial designers by hosting over 30 Year 11 students from Knox Grammar School, an event we are looking forward to repeating in 2016.
With a continued focus for export growth through the CIS North American & European companies, it brought to light the need for up to the minute project transparency in the internal enterprise system and so July bought about the implementation of EXO. By setting up an automated real time view of the consolidated project P&L’s, departments now have real time transparency and are armed to make decisions on projects which has already proven a higher level of customer service and greater efficiency.
Whilst the year bought changes in personnel globally, in November CIS were pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Barrow to the role of Business Development Manager EMEA. Mr. Barrow will continue to expand on the success of CIS’ EMEA operations to date.
Of course this would not be possible without the continued hard work, dedication and support over the last 12 months of the entire CIS team, past and present. We are looking forward to continuing on our journey as leaders in innovative brand growth solutions in 2016.