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Supporting The Community - 2018 Fitzroy North Primary School Raffle


  Collins Simms has a proud tradition of giving back. We enjoy being involved in and supporting events, causes, charities and organisations that matter to our local community.One event that we have been supporting for many years is the annual Fitzroy North Primary School raffle.This year, Antony Woodley attended the school assembly to draw the lucky raffle winners. We asked school principal Anne Thorp about what this year’s raffle.Collins Simms has a long and rich history supporting the school, what does Collins Simms support of the raffle mean to the school?At Fitzroy North Primary School we see Collins Simms support as an investment in the well being and positive future development of the young people in our community. The continued support has seen many improvements around the school including recently a new library of guided reading books for students to enjoy.The raffle is a major fundraiser for the school, how will the funds raised be spent this year? This yea...


New Collins Simms Website Focused on Customer Experience and Simplicity


We are very excited to announce that our new website has gone live. Months in the making, as all projects of this nature generally prove to be, our new website is completely focused on enhancing the user experience.Our motivation for the site was to pare back the detail of our previous site, combining simplicity with an emphasis on making mobile and tablet usage as easy and intuitive as possible. We’ve stripped back ‘clutter’ to reveal only what the customer wants to know and see.‘As always, usability from the consumer’s point of view is paramount. We wanted the site to be simple to use,’ explains Collins Simms Director, Antony Woodley.‘As Collins Simms are part of the broader Marshall White group, we were able to draw from their broader expertise as a large corporate entity, to have similarly powerful search capabilities and drop down menus, yet create something that was perfectly suited to our needs as boutique agency as we developed our own ...


Smart Homes Of The Not-So-Distant Future


While it may sound a little far-fetched, much of this perfect domestic scenario is already available, or technically possible, thanks to advances in automation, voice and facial recognition and biometric technology.Imagine a future where you drive towards your garage which automatically opens. No need for a house key as your security system recognises you. Your home is at the temperature you desire and your calming aromatherapy scent is drifting through the hallway. Music is playing at the perfect level and your bath is almost full and toasty warm. Your puppy greets you and is happy and content as he has been kept amused all day with various activities and treats delivered via his special automated program. Lucky you left that voice memo for yourself as you open the pantry – “a minute on the lips, a lifetime on the hips” it politely says. Before you get into the bath you step on your biometric scales which give you the thumbs up, except for advising you’re a lit...