Established in 1993, Cognoscenti have continued to originate, develop and produce bespoke product display solutions for an increasing range of clients. As we have grown, as has our knowledge, experience and understanding of the industry, expanding to take account of evolving retail environments and changes in consumer behaviour.

Our creative solutions have gained compliance and succeeded in a wide variety of retail outlets, from Grocery Multiples to the smaller Independents, from Licensed to the Off Licenced, from the larger Departmental to the Independent store, from the out of town Sheds to the High St shop, from the small CTN to the National chains.

In short we continue to have “Designs On Display”, always looking to exploit the sales opportunity for both our new and long standing client base.

The process


We believe in responding to brief with not only one but several conceptual options. This is because we visually audit your targeted retail outlet to supplement our existing knowledge and look to identify other opportunities for the display of your product. Using both PC and Apple Mac 3D programmes, we aim to turn around our proposals back to you within 5 days and sooner if critical paths demand.

Materials and Manufacturing Process

We are experienced in many processes and materials and therefore can adapt our designs to meet both purpose and budget perameters. Our knowledge of sheet metals, wire, tube, wood substrates and plastics extends into a strong understanding of laser cutting, folding, die cutting, injection moulding, vacuum forming, heat bending and fabrication.

Technical development

Again using our 3D programmes we develop the preferred design route to the technical specification stage allowing a detailed costing and preparing for prototype construction.


At the same time we look in more detail at the graphic dressing of the unit working with supplied elements or creating complete artwork origination following the clients guidelines.


We expect to complete a fully functional prototype and present back to the client or their customer within a 3 week period.

Production and Delivery

We undertake full production of the finished design using both UK and Eastern European based sources and we are happy to produce quantities ranging from 25 to 10,000+ . A serious attention to detail is exercised throughout the process right through to auditing the finished unit functioning in store.

Our client base
Why choose us?

“Finally someone has created a parasite unit for heavy products that looks great. Versatile and easy to install even on chiller cabinets, a clear life size visual ensures visibility. The display is unique, easy to replenish, durable and very cheap.”
Judges’ comments. Popai Gold Confectionery & Snacks

“A parasite unit that stands out for its versatility and cross-promotion attributes as well as simplicity in terms of placement. A unique display in its class offering easy replenishment, durability and cost effectiveness”
Judges’ comments. Popai Silver Display of the Year

“They (the displays) are very impressive. The packaging is excellent and I really do think you have done a fantastic job despite all the obstacles we have thrown in your direction. All we have to do now is get the product to market. I’m sure that it will look fantastic on your fixtures.”

Tangerine Group

“Britvic and Cognoscenti have consistently worked well together on various brand projects from innovation to nurture brands. Cognoscenti provide a professional, speedy and a good creative element to our display plans that have enabled some step change in our brand visibility especially in Licensed & Chiller focus areas.”

Britvic Soft Drinks

"The team at Cognoscenti have been very good. Listening in detail to our needs and requirements and ensuring the delivery of both the concept options and the finished products are ahead of time. They’ve also been excellent in liaising with our warehouse to ensure both the intake and the future dispatch of the equipment runs very smoothly."


"I have worked with Cognoscenti for 10 years on a variety of instore display projects. Cognoscenti deliver consistently at all levels from interpreting the brief accurately, creating a variety of design and development through to excellent quality end products and professional service.... always going that extra mile."

Le Creuset

"A big thank you to all at Cognoscenti who have worked so hard on our colour launches over the last 2 years. Your efforts to ensure everything runs smoothly and on time have been very much appreciated. I must voice my appreciation for how helpful and efficient everyone has been and hope that we can work together again in the near future."

Henkel Schwarzkopf

"I am writing to express my sincere thanks to all at Cognoscenti for a first rate job. Implementation was excellent with all shippers delivered on time. Feedback from UDV and Sainsbury's head office and, more importantly, store staff has been extremely positive. Once again, thank you to all concerned for their hard work in delivering such a professional job."

United Distillers & Vintners UK