Scottish Design Awards – Packaging Winners!

It’s wonderful to have in person events back again, and last night our attendance at the The Scottish Design Awards, was made even more special by winning the Packaging Category for our work with the Isle of Harris Gin Distillery. These awards celebrates the very best of Scottish architecture, arts and advertising.

Our partnership with Isle of Harris Distillers has been a 7-year working relationship and we couldn’t be prouder of the creative work we have produced with them over the years. Last year we also won a Drum Design Award in the Resourceful Design category as well as a coveted wooden pencil award from D&AD Awards for Packaging Design so it’s fantastic to see this partnership thriving throughout 2022 as well.

Based in Outer Hebrides, the Isle of Harris Distillery prides itself on embracing the beauty character of the island and the people who live there, with every drop of their award-winning gin inspired by their local surroundings.

We were tasked with creating packaging that would reflect the Distillery brand values and compliment their heritage but is also 100% recyclable, and crucially suitable for the challenges of posting fragile products.

The packaging wherever possible seeks to lead the recipient through layers of information about the brand. When the glasses within the gift packs are unremoved, the story of their hand-blown creation Is revealed, and an inlay provides more details about the ingredients used to create the gin’s unique maritime flavour. Whilst the hinged mechanism design ensures the glasses are kept secure during transit or In a retail environment.

To find out more about our creative design and packaging services, and how we can assist your organisation with any creative and design needs, please get in touch at hello@theapsgroup.com

Our Sustainability Commitment

It’s wonderful to have in person events back again, and last night our attendance at the The Scottish Design Awards, was made even more special by winning the Packaging Category for our work with the Isle of Harris Gin Distillery. These awards celebrates the very best of Scottish architecture, arts and advertising.

Our partnership with Isle of Harris Distillers has been a 7-year working relationship and we couldn’t be prouder of the creative work we have produced with them over the years. Last year we also won a Drum Design Award in the Resourceful Design category as well as a coveted wooden pencil award from D&AD Awards for Packaging Design so it’s fantastic to see this partnership thriving throughout 2022 as well.

Based in Outer Hebrides, the Isle of Harris Distillery prides itself on embracing the beauty character of the island and the people who live there, with every drop of their award-winning gin inspired by their local surroundings.

We were tasked with creating packaging that would reflect the Distillery brand values and compliment their heritage but is also 100% recyclable, and crucially suitable for the challenges of posting fragile products.

The packaging wherever possible seeks to lead the recipient through layers of information about the brand. When the glasses within the gift packs are unremoved, the story of their hand-blown creation Is revealed, and an inlay provides more details about the ingredients used to create the gin’s unique maritime flavour. Whilst the hinged mechanism design ensures the glasses are kept secure during transit or In a retail environment.

To find out more about our creative design and packaging services, and how we can assist your organisation with any creative and design needs, please get in touch at hello@theapsgroup.com

APS Stepped into Christmas!

With hybrid and remote working still in place across most of our business, plus being an international company with offices across the world, we wanted to find a way to bring all our teams together at Christmas. So, we gave all our staff the challenge to Step into Christmas throughout December. Never one to shy away from a challenge, we set ourselves a huge goal to cover enough steps to reach the famous Rockefeller Christmas Tree in New York from our Head Office in Manchester – some, 5,300km or 7.42 million steps away!

Our teams from The Netherlands, Manchester, Scotland, United States and beyond donned their wellies, trainers and walking boots and embraced the cold Winter elements to collectively cover the steps to the famous tree, featured in some of our most loved Christmas films! For every 1000km covered, they unlocked more money for causes across our regions. In total, we managed to cover an incredible 5,398km and raised £3,000 for charities!

It’s wonderful to have in person events back again, and last night our attendance at the The Scottish Design Awards, was made even more special by winning the Packaging Category for our work with the Isle of Harris Gin Distillery. These awards celebrates the very best of Scottish architecture, arts and advertising.

Our partnership with Isle of Harris Distillers has been a 7-year working relationship and we couldn’t be prouder of the creative work we have produced with them over the years. Last year we also won a Drum Design Award in the Resourceful Design category as well as a coveted wooden pencil award from D&AD Awards for Packaging Design so it’s fantastic to see this partnership thriving throughout 2022 as well.

Based in Outer Hebrides, the Isle of Harris Distillery prides itself on embracing the beauty character of the island and the people who live there, with every drop of their award-winning gin inspired by their local surroundings.

We were tasked with creating packaging that would reflect the Distillery brand values and compliment their heritage but is also 100% recyclable, and crucially suitable for the challenges of posting fragile products.

The packaging wherever possible seeks to lead the recipient through layers of information about the brand. When the glasses within the gift packs are unremoved, the story of their hand-blown creation Is revealed, and an inlay provides more details about the ingredients used to create the gin’s unique maritime flavour. Whilst the hinged mechanism design ensures the glasses are kept secure during transit or In a retail environment.

To find out more about our creative design and packaging services, and how we can assist your organisation with any creative and design needs, please get in touch at hello@theapsgroup.com

New experienced creative director joins the team

With hybrid and remote working still in place across most of our business, plus being an international company with offices across the world, we wanted to find a way to bring all our teams together at Christmas. So, we gave all our staff the challenge to Step into Christmas throughout December. Never one to shy away from a challenge, we set ourselves a huge goal to cover enough steps to reach the famous Rockefeller Christmas Tree in New York from our Head Office in Manchester – some, 5,300km or 7.42 million steps away!

Our teams from The Netherlands, Manchester, Scotland, United States and beyond donned their wellies, trainers and walking boots and embraced the cold Winter elements to collectively cover the steps to the famous tree, featured in some of our most loved Christmas films! For every 1000km covered, they unlocked more money for causes across our regions. In total, we managed to cover an incredible 5,398km and raised £3,000 for charities!