I have been working in the Packaging Industry for over 10 years, in FMCG Food manufacture, Grocery and Luxury Retailing, currently residing at Harrods. I started as a Packaging Technologist at Boots, Nottingham developing cosmetic and healthcare packaging and have since specialised in food retailing packaging technology, sustainable packaging development, procurement and latterly luxury packaging through driving quality and value perceptions for our customers.
I am the NPD Luxury Area Leader for William Grant & Sons which is an independent, family-owned Scottish company that distils Scotch whisky and other spirits. I have worked in the packaging industry for over 20 years, initially as a technical innovation specialist for various large FMCG companies, and more recently I have directed my skills towards luxury spirits development. I really enjoyed working within technical innovation, it helped to stretch my outlook on product and packaging development for brands and build expertise in a wide range of packaging materials and formats. Currently I am working within Luxury Development, also a very fulfilling and challenging category that keeps me on my toes. My team and I work on some outstanding brands and we continue to bring to market enduring products for our customers to enjoy and appreciate for years to come.
Mike Rose has worked in the Scotch Whisky
industry for over 40 years, but throughout that period he has always been
passionate about the drive for ever higher standards of quality and
presentation, through design, development and production of packaging. The
ambitious move to luxury and ultra-luxury products through accelerating
Premiumisation has created new and exciting challenges and has led to new
partnerships between our team and those of our suppliers.
Scott is a leading Creative Design & Packaging expert with 20 years + experience in FMCG and has worked within a multitude of categories. As a specialist in his field, Scott fully understands design development, production & manufacturing and has been responsible for many Global design & innovation projects for various Companies with outstanding results.
Previously, the Global Head of Design at Novartis, Director of Design & Innovation within Amcor & Head of Design at PMI Scotts experience speaks for itself. Scott has a vast knowledge in product development & creative management having been privileged to work from both sides of the coin, Client & Agency. Within the luxury category, Scott has designed and produced many outstanding packaging projects which have won awards across the Globe.
Tracy and the Root team work with international and global brands, retailers, raw material suppliers and converters looking to pioneer and integrate responsible packaging design. Root delivers specialist consultancy in the form of packaging analysis, packaging strategy, research and workshops to key stakeholders across the supply chain.
Tracy has over 18 years of experience advising clients including Diageo, Starbucks and Pukka on strategic and technical projects to drive innovation into packaging. With a strong background in sustainable design thinking she combines the science of sustainability and realities of recycling into tangible actions for your packaging projects by simplifying complex issues to create powerful strategies.