Our people and culture

Cointreau wins Bronze at Shop! Retail Marketing Awards ANZ – March 2023

We’re delighted to advise that last Thursday Cointreau won Bronze at Shop! Retail Marketing Awards ANZ.

Congratulations to our 2 agencies, Bamboo Marketing and Maven PR who Won Bronze in the Experiential category for our “Cointreau Margarita Kombi Tour”!
And a big congratulations also to Cristobal, MT and all who worked on this campaign to bring it to life!

The award will be placed in the foyer for all to see and enjoy!

Leadership Course / Workshop – March 2023

Spirits Platform’s Managers recently participated in a Leadership Workshop with Martin Moore, a leading speaker, ex-CEO of a multi-billion-dollar company who talked about driving single-point accountability, elements of a great decision, rules of how to empower your team, and shared his six rules for simplicity and focus.

The team were taken through a case study which was discussed in separate group sessions and then wholistically with the entire group. This approach highlighted the many different perspectives and solutions, showcasing Spirit Platform’s approaches to leadership.

The course was a great refresher for managers, and we hope they will bring their learnings to life through practical experience.

Spirits Platform – New Births – Anastasia – March 2023

Our Brand Manager Anastasia Freer, recently gave birth to her first child, Victor Ernest Freer, born on 10th March 2023. Both parents are ecstatic over the safe arrival of their baby boy who is at home and doing well. Anastasia is super excited about her new role as a mother!

Welcome to the SP family baby Victor, the 3rd edition to the team in just a few months!

Edinburgh Whisky Academy profiled Alumni member Mark Hickey – February 2023

Edinburgh Whisky Academy profiled Alumni member Mark Hickey, our National Brand Ambassador. Read more about what Mark had to say about the Diploma in Single Malt Whisky (online) course he completed.

Mark highly recommends the course run by the Edinburgh Whisky Academy stating that “The Diploma in Single Malt Whisky was run by industry experts that have lived and breathed the industry. The information was understandable and thorough which made it engaging and enjoyable. I can’t thank them enough.”

Safety Hub Courses Initiative – February 2023

We recently introduced a new initiative to ensure that our people are informed and trained in a variety of Work Health and Safety courses. Courses included Building and Office Evacuation, Treating Burns, Bullying in the Workplace, Manual Handling, Display Screen equipment, Working from Home, Ergonomics and Drive Aware, to name a few. Each staff member completes the courses online and are issued certificates on completion.

Sponsor a Koala Initiative – January 2023

To kick start 2023 with a good feeling, we announced an exciting Spirits Platform company initiative!  In 2022, the Koala was officially listed as an endangered species with recent studies indicating that the Koala will become extinct in NSW before 2050, unless rapid and effective action is taken.

So, rather than celebrating our birthdays with a birthday cake, Spirits Platform will adopt a Koala for every employee for the first 12 months.

Adoption is a meaningful and symbolic way to contribute to the conservation of koalas through directly funding koala rescue, management of sick and injured koalas and the rehabilitation of koalas and their habitat.  Visit to learn more or if you wish to adopt a Koala. https://koalahospital.org.au/

Australian Supply Chain and Logistics of Australia awards – December 2022

Spirits Platform attended the Australian Supply Chain and Logistics of Australia awards held at the Park Hyatt Melbourne with over 500 people in attendance. We were thrilled to have won the High Commendation Award in the International Supply Chain Category. Other finalists included: ANCA Pty Ltd; Globelink International; iTrazo TraceTech and Logility Inc.

Thanks to Marie-Claire Piga, Stefano Martinazzo, Michael O’Brien and the Operations Teams for their best-in-class practices.

Spirits Platform – New Births – Daniella – December 2022

Our Senior Brand Manager, Daniella Klinsic recently gave birth to her third child, Raphael ‘Raphy’ Klinsic. He was born Monday 5th December 2022 at 7:43 pm, weighing 3.03kg and 50cm tall.

He arrived safe and sound and didn’t give Mum too much grief. He is super spoilt by his 2 older brothers (and Mum and Dad of course).


Spirits Platform – New Births – Bridget – November 2022

Our VIC/TAS State Manager, Bridget Rogers gave birth to her first baby, Matilda (Tilda or Tilly) Florence May on 17th November 2022. After giving her only 2 days of Maternity leave to frantically prepare, she arrived 3 weeks early at a healthy 3.8kg.

However, right from the start Tilly did it tough with a few health issues that were able to be resolved within the first few weeks of her life.

“We chose the name Matilda from the two names we had when we realized it means “Might and Strength in battle” – it was an obvious choice after the resilience she’s shown”, said Bridget.


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