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CiR expands Research Team

In response to a huge demand for strategic and commercial research services, CiR have expanded the research team.

Two new appointments see Lisa Hulme-Vickerstaff (left) joining the business as Senior Research Manager while Sanja Bilic (right) joins as Junior Research Manager.

Hulme-Vickerstaff joins with 18 years market research experience, most recently with Unilever and will lead some of CiR’s prominent global projects and strategic client activity. Billic joins from UK based Pye Tait consultancy and will be responsible for leading CiR’s key nationality studies during the year ahead.

CiR Research Director, Alison Hughes comments, ‘We’re delighted to welcome Lisa and Sanja to the team. Demand for both our bespoke studies and our industry research publications is higher than ever and we’ve made these appointments to satisfy what we’re seeing as exciting and growing demand for our services’.

According to CiR, their research output and the resulting knowledge form the bedrock of their strategic client development services, where the use of shopper and market insight is combined with the company’s global traveller statistics via its Business Lounge service and then activated through their category management team to create optimised retail experiences.  

Says CIR Managing Director, Garry Stasiulevicuis : ‘Lisa and Sanja join the business at an exciting time. We continue to add resource as demand for real insight and clear strategic direction from the industry is higher than ever’. He continues, ‘Their appointment sees our UK head office based team reach 34 staff members while our global auditing team, operating in up to 75 airports on a regular basis now exceeds more than 50 people.’