Reviews: Consultancy services

Designing the gift packaging technique plus training and a manual for Selfridges staff.

Arona was an invaluable resource to Selfridges when we launched our stunning new gift packaging.  She worked with a number of teams across the business from the creative team finalising the look of the product to the logistics department informing us what equipment we needed at till points.

By far the most impactful intervention was the training that she rolled out across the stores.  She wrote a high quality, foolproof manual which she trained from and which remains at tills around the business.  The training itself was fun, interactive and successful.Caroline Darker, Learning & Development Manager, Selfridges & Co

Designing the gift wrapping technique for an exclusive collection of luxury items being launched online by Kelly Hoppen. Consultancy services also included staff training and quality control.

As a new business wanting to add value to our offering, gift wrapping was a great option for us, but how to go about it, we were novices? Arona worked closely with our team to understand our brand and our market, and what we wanted to achieve; before developing with us and then training out to our staff, a gift wrapping service that has delighted our customers with its style, impact and quality. Feedback has been exceptional, with the look and feel totally on brand.
Tony Foster,

Arona we love you!Kelly Hoppen MBE, Interior Designer

Wrapping technique, staff training and sourcing and design of assorted gift packaging.

We were keen to upgrade our in-store packaging and gift wrap options, with a view to emphasising the luxury experience for long-term customers and new visitors to the bookshop. To understand how best to approach this, we needed an expert, and Arona proved to be every bit the authority we had been told she was. Now, our customers often comment on the presentation of our wrapping, and the design of our tissue paper and gift boxes, all thanks to Arona’s collaboration. We couldn’t be happier with the results, and are particularly pleased that our customers are noting the added value.Pom Harrington, Peter Harrington Antiquarian Booksellers and Rare Book Dealers

A contemporary, unique gift wrapping technique (not shown) was urgently needed for a stylish jewellery collection. Product sourcing and packing consultancy were also required.

Training was via Skype.

Arona was a pleasure to deal with – she listened intently to the requirements and came up with a creative solution to perfectly suit our needs. Thank you so much for working within our time frame and doing so in such an organized manner.

Sophie, Creative Director, Contemporary Jewellery Designer, New York

Designing, product sourcing and wrapping of the awards for GlaxoSmithKline. On this occasion it included unusual items like coco sticks and starfish instead of more traditional materials!

We wanted prizes to look spectacular so that the winners would feel really great about getting their awards. Arona did an amazing job wrapping them – far more creative than we could have imagined. We are thrilled with the result.Helen Leighton, GlaxoSmithKline

Designing and creating ways to wrap HBO’s box sets to suggest the contents. Videoing the wrapping techniques and giving a masterclass to the media.

We were very pleased with the gift wrapping videos that Arona presented for us, including the creativity she brought to the project. Arona was full of great ideas and enthusiasm and our client was impressed with the quality of what she did.

Nina Woodward, Senior Account Director, Premier Communications

Wrapping a number of engagement gifts for a Coptic Christian engagement ceremony. Some were wrapped individually then overwrapped in groups on platters.

Everyone including the bride was so impressed by the presentation! She didn’t want to open the presents. It was a beautiful night and I really want to thank you for making our night that little bit extra specialBehig

Deliwraps asked me to show that their food wrapping papers could be used to transform products into presents. I created a number of original ways to present food using printed and plain papers.

The result was that visitors at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair in London saw that even a slice of cheese can become a gift with no extra expenditure required!

I just love the ideas and look forward in anticipation to the looks on people’s faces as you present them from our stand.Martin Howitt, Managing Director, Deliwraps

When Phoebe was getting married her mother wanted her last birthday gift as a single woman to be special. Having found the perfect present she asked me to wrap it in a beautiful box. Her daughter was thrilled with the gift and how it was wrapped.

Thank you Arona. That’s gorgeous. Phoebe loved the gift. We both cried when she opened it! It rekindled such wonderful memories.Maryon, Mother of the Bride

Manuscripts were wrapped and decorated with French coins, tuning keys and tassels!

I turned to Arona regarding how to present the first in a series of 18th century ‘spank and smuggle’ adventures to agents and publishers. Arona was fabulous and researched materials and a ‘look’ that was perfect and stood out visually! She has great insight and creativity.Kathleen McGrath

Customers came into Gap stores for a single item and left with several!

I sourced product, designed the wrapping technique and provided trained staff.

Arona has worked on Gap’s Christmas shopping events for the last two years and has executed the gift wrapping element to a very high standard. Arona and her team are highly professional, extremely well organised and have an excellent rapport with our customers.Angela Jobson, Marketing Events Manager – Europe, Gap