Really, are we here already!!
The Gin Tin has made great progress since the last post. We have made lots of new friends in both a professional and a social context, it has been awesome. Its amazing how many wonderful, supportive people there are in 'my new world'. We have attended more wedding fayre's, we have been invited to bridal events at wedding shops and whilst there have had great fun surrounded by very talented people. Luckily the staff that work in The Gin Tin are very friendly and go out of their way to make friends with both customers and other traders. WE are happy to work with everyone! Thank you to all those people that we have met, you have made us feel very welcome in our new industry!
Back in September I attended the Street Food Traders exhibition in the Excel with my good friend Rebecca (thanks for your support Bec) whilst the day was interesting I left feeling that my bar was going to look far better than anything I saw on the day, thanks to the design work of the talented 'Customiser'.
The bar is looking AWESOME, thanks to the hugely talented Ian. The work that is going into the bar is something very special I am so lucky to be working with someone so knowledgeable and hugely talented. I really can't wait for the day I collect it and show it off to the world......Even though I already have ideas about the next bar I would like Ian to work on.....
So with the bar under way, exhibition events planned we have now moved on to confirming bookings for our pop up events to get the brand out there before next year.
We will be attending a number of Christmas Fayre's across South Wales offering customers samples of gin and the opportunity to buy Gin by the bottle and in a Gift Hamper. Orders will be taken and delivered by mid December.
We are attending a Christmas Market from Friday 23rd November, here we are focussing on hot drinks. We will be offering; Hot Gin and Ginger, Bourbon Espresso's, Rum and Hot Chocolate and Vodka with Apple tea and Cinnamon. We anticipate these drinks to be very welcome in the colder climate and look forward to promoting our brand and meeting more people in the South Wales area.
Last week whist developing future business I accidentally contacted an old friend of 20+ years ago, turns out this person is an excellent contact. Fond memories of working together were reminisced and a warm glow thinking of how someone from so far past can be so kind and helpful in the future. Thank you MW.
Not only have we been developing potential business we have not neglected the professionalism of the business. A number of courses have been attended over the last few months, who knew GDPR could be so interesting?? It does seem like I am on my own with the enthusiasm I have for GDPR but it was totally interesting. I guess it really does depend on the delivery! An excellent workshop delivered by Superfast Business Wales.
Last week I attended a Social Media course (look out for the changes), a great course showing the huge potential of Social Media with the business. Lots of really nice people on the course and some great ideas put forward. A few changes are going tome made and an additional presence on Linked In is needed to develop the business into the corporate market. SO many exciting things to do!
So, whats this current plan......
Onwards and Upwards with The Gin Tin