Happy Valentine's Day....Its time to talk about my love - My business!
Our Summer 2019 was awesome!
We attended a massive variety of events, see below some of the highlights, there are too many to mention individually but see below for some of the highlights. The diversity of events allowed us to learn quickly the demands of the bar. From dog shows to weddings, our bar was successful in our mission to exceed our clients expectations.
Its always great to get involved with local charities and we were given the opportunity to do this several times with local dog charities. We love dogs! Parking the bar in a muddy field whilst the rain hammers down is not everyones favourite past time but when you have a shelter for customers to stand under, the drinks continue to be poured.
North Cardiff - you have been fantastic! I have received amazing support locally, local events are very well supported and have provided me with an opportunity to promote the bar for further business. Both our indoor and outdoor bars were utilised at community events, providing both drinks and bottle sales from West Wales to Gloucester, we don't mind travelling, that's the beauty of having a mobile bar.
Our first wedding was amazing and will always be special to us at The Gin Tin, the couple were totally awesome, their family and friends made the best guests. On a very wet, torrential rain, road flooded weekend we managed to provide the guests with the best experience.
Our Wedding service has moved forward quite considerably for 2020 read below...
CAMRA Beer Festival
We were the Gin Bar for the CAMRA Great Welsh Beer Festival. We had an awesome time at the event, a great group of people to work with, we are looking forward to returning to the new venue this year.
Our Gin Parties have continued to grow, our smallest number has been 10 and very soon we are attempting our highest number of 40 guests next month. Its a good job I have a very loud voice to be heard over all those guests.
A massive thank you to all that have and continue to purchase your alcohol and gifts from me, I really appreciate your continued support throughout the year.
Our year has been so diverse, I have welcomed every opportunity given to me. Last year I built some great friendships through the business, and I am now reaping the benefits of those friendships with the volume of referrals I receive.
'A nice quiet start to the year, a month or two of chilling before the summer begins...' How wrong was I?? That was my thought at Christmas, a bit of development before the summer starts. January has been my busiest month to date. I am so pleased to say its been busy with enquires and bookings. Bring it on! I totally understand the term 'engagement season'
Business Developments for 2020
We have a number of developments for 2020. I am also spending time planning strategic development of the business we need to ensure we are heading in the right direction.
We have been super lucky to be able to develop working relationships with the most main wedding venues in South Wales. This year we really will be hitting the weddings. We love weddings! Within our wedding service we offer a variety of options including pre-paid bars and cash sales. Such is the demand for our service we need to introduce our new bar - The Mini Tin.
The Mini Tin is attending its first wedding on April 25th, I cant wait to show him off to the world. The new bar is focussing on 'dry hire' and is therefore an option for couples, venues and catering suppliers to have their own bar at any event. The bar can be hired on a daily rate. It can be offered with or without staff. The interest for the new bar is massive, watch this space.....
Pop Up Bar
We are currently in the process of having our new pop up bar created. The bar is being created to be as adaptable as possible to all service requirements. This bar can be used as part of a full wedding package or any event where we need the option of an indoor bar.
Never have I thought you could get so excited over a 'trailer', I love it! Why have I never had one before?? As G pointed out to me there was a time when I used to get excited over handbags, now its a trailer! Don't worry my birthday is coming, handbag excitement will resume!!!
2020 is looking busy, January has been manic, organising my calendar. Within one year I have gone from being chilled with the prospect of a new bar launch in the April 2019 to a 2020 where I'm managing two outdoor and one indoor bar with double bookings on a single day. Who knew I would become a logistics manager overnight? The success of the business is not solely down to me. Without the support of G this would never have become a reality. I have amazing friends who have supported, encouraged, provided advice and direction throughout the last 18 months, they have been awesome. Amongst the 'friends' there are some that have served as staff, I feel the success of the business is the staff, we have such fun whilst at work, the customers always comment on how friendly the staff are, without the staff the business would not have the reputation or the reviews that it does. A massive thanks to all of you that have helped in 2019, let's hope 2020 continues to let me live my dream.
So watch this space, my last post was several months ago, who knows where we will be at the end of this summer. If you are interested in having us attend an event please get in touch I would love to hear from you.
Happy Valentines Day