Smiggle are in their own words are “the world’s hottest stationery brand”. They started in Australia in 2003. The ultimate creators of colourful, fun, fashion-forward stationery. The first Smiggle store opened in Melbourne and word spread fast about the bright pens, notebooks and gadgets that filled a tiny, but very special place.
The concept took off and the company soon hit 20 stores, where it caught the eye of the Just Group – Australasia’s most exciting fashion & apparel retailer. Smiggle joined the Just Group in August 2007 and has not looked back since!
In 2008 Smiggle jumped the seas and opened its first international store in New Zealand. In 2011 Smiggle expanded into Singapore, and in 2014 Smiggle opened its doors in the UK.
It was here that CTS joined the Smiggle story by delivering the first store in Leicester in May 2014. More stores then followed later that year. Smiggle has now reached over 80 UK stores and is continuing to grow at a pace. CTS has delivered one third of these store as principle contractor and provided bespoke custom joinery to almost every store.
One of the UK’s favourite supermarkets, Sainsbury’s are also one of the nation’s oldest retailers, having founded in London in 1869.
CTS have now worked with the company for over a decade to create the Sainsbury’s Local stores. Starting with an empty shell, within six weeks our multidisciplined team delivers a fully functional, easily accessible and immediately familiar store that becomes an essential part of the local community.
Our working relationship with Sainsbury’s remains strong to this day and regenerative projects are frequently carried out across the nation.
When customers visit a salon, chances are they want their surroundings to be stylish and equally their hair and their surroundings to look equally as stylish. Regis owns and operates over 400 salons, including the Supercuts, Hair Express and Sassoon Salon brands, which form a sizeable presence in numerous cities throughout the UK.
CTS have worked alongside Regis for over ten years, providing everything from the refurbishment of existing stores to the creation of new ones. It’s very exciting to be part of a company’s journey of expansion and we’re proud to be alongside Regis every step of the way.
The UK’s sixth largest food seller and leading convenience store operator, Co-op are also an essential part of British retail history. With the Co-operative Group owning almost 5,000 stores nationwide, presenting unified physical and visual elements is essential for brand identity.
One of our first clients, we continue to work with Co-op to bring their customers the best shopping experience around. This long-standing working relationship has greatly helped us to develop our services, and our many Co-op projects combine to create a highly motivational success story.
Owned by the food division of the John Lewis Partnership, Waitrose opened its first convenience store in 2008. Rebranding the shops Little Waitrose plans are to have 300 by 2020. CTS have now worked on Larger Waitrose branches and carried out Maintenance Works as well.
CTS with a solid foundation in food retailing is proud to be working with Waitrose.
Based in the heart of St Pancras Station, Caffè Fratelli is both a deli and coffee shop. This is one of a number of retailers we have fitted within a train station. Despite having a tight deadline and having to work across the busy Christmas period, we managed to complete this job before the deadline for our client.
The unit is located on the lower floor of St Pancras which is famed for its Victorian architecture. As such, we had to work closely alongside English Heritage and use matching paint for the exterior to ensure the Victorian look was preserved. Despite these challenges, we managed to build a great relationship with our client.
As a funeral director, Co-op Funeralcare arranges all aspects of a funeral service including transport, flowers, catering, obituaries and orders of service, liaising with the relevant officiants. The business caters for all cultures, faiths and beliefs and their services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Funeralcare also provide a range of funeral plans which allow people to plan and prepare for their funeral in advance.
CTS have built on our relationship with Coop food and have successfully delivered refurbishments to 8 sites in 2016 and look forward to a sucessful 2017
Castle Hill Hospital
New secure display unit
CTS Shopfitting were approached to design, build and install a new secure merchandise display unit for Nightingales café, under the HEY Retail umberella. Nightingales Café is located within the award winning Queen’s Centre for Oncology and Haematology which offers world class care for patients with cancer and blood disorders.
The bespoke unit installed fully meets the client’s requirements with practicality and security, whilst keeping with the modern feel of the hospital.
Everyone knows the slogan “Should have gone to Specsavers” due to strong and memorable advertising campaigns, and many people agree with the message due to the company being one of the most trusted and affordable opticians in the UK.
Quite fittingly, Specsavers have vision: to present stores that look fantastic, encourage browsing and are comfortable for customers. We’re working with them to deliver this in stores of all sizes across the country, and the objectives always remains in sharp focus.
CTS have rebranded an empty unit and has converted it into a Crown Paints store. The work area comprised of ground floor sales and we completed the following work:
- New office, kitchen and disabled toilet
- Installed suspended ceiling to newly formed rooms
- Redecoration of all wall areas including all rooms
- Installed new doors and ironmongery
- Form new cupboard area around mains board
- Installed racking system
- Installed new counter
- Installed small kitchen area
- Cutt though cladding system for ventilation
The project was a smooth success – CTS are looking forward to working with Crown Paints again.
For more information on this project of if you have a similar project in mind please feel free to contact CTS Shopfitting to discuss your requirements.