Hi, my name is Katie and it's my time to invest in my dream of becoming my own boss.
I've worked in the banking sector and customer service roles for over 16 years. I enjoy meeting new people and getting to know their stories. I'm not afraid of hard work or a challenge and I feel like now is the time to invest in myself and build my own business. I hope it brings as much joy to other people as it will to me.
So whats the plan?
Well who doesn’t love a party? If you are planning a special event why not consider treating your guests to a something a little different? So lets lift our glasses and give a cheer to the little Prosecco van that creates a big impact!
We loved planning our wedding, with so much time and money invested to create the perfect day it's only right that guests should be talking about it long after the confetti has settled. All we wanted was for our guests to enjoy the day as much as we knew we would. We wanted to show off our personalities and surprise them with something fun and maybe a bit different. It needed to be something that kept them entertained whilst we went off to have our photos and something that was a conversation starter for family who might be meeting for the first time. We wanted to make the day feel informal and spend our budget wisely. We love celebrating with family and friends especially with bubbles, a big cheer and a clink! So that's why I want to start a business which I can pour my heart and soul into in order to bring you a fun and bubbly drinking experience on your special day. I think everyone will fall in love with my little Prosecco van just as much as I have, after all doesn't the saying go...Something old, something new, something bubbled, something brewed!!
The little Van that can...
My Atul Gem van will be lovingly decorated in tasteful cream and grey and designed to be versatile and can be accessorised with balloons, flowers and bunting if you so wish, in order to compliment your special day. Serving crisp, refreshing Prosecco straight from the tap is a fun alternative to formal welcome drinks and my tailored packages can be as individual as you are. No two weddings or events are the same, therefore I can offer selections that are designed totally with you in mind, and naturally your budget.
What makes this so special?
Well in a word everything! Why not surprise your guests with a cool glass of crisp delicious fizz poured from the side of the Processco van or how about a cheeky bellini or even a playful pimp your prosecco! I want your guests to have fun every much as you do and enjoy the shared experience, to take pictures, and encourage them to have a go at pouring their own drinks. The dual taps can be configured to suit your own choice of beverage but we specialise in Prosecco/Champagne, local craft beers, gins and can even offer a split tap option for beer or cider! We only stock high quality local products as I believe everyone should have the best on their big day!
(Image courtesy of Rickshaw Revivals)
What if some people prefer beans to bubbles?
You'll be glad to know that for any non drinkers, sleepy parents or those who have travelled miles to be with you on this special day the option of a hot tea or coffee is available to! In the rear of the van will be a coffee machine, this could be hidden if not required or the doors can be opened up to allow plenty of space for the barista to work their coffee magic! If the soundtrack of your day is fun and laughter why not let the the gorgeous coffee aroma be its backdrop. This facility is an additional extra to the drinks packages outlined above but could be a nice alternative for some of your guests who need a much needed caffeine boost.
So how does it work?
For wedding and Private hire all packages would be pre-arranged and prepaid so you have nothing else to do on the day expect have fun, make memories and raise a glass.
Could I hire this van for other events?
Yes! I can also cater for Festivals, fetes, weddings, engagements, parties, anniversaries, christenings, product launches, team days and I can arrange a temporary events notice if your venue doesn't have one.
So whats needed to start this business on the road to success?
I aiming to raise £10,000, the money will fund the purchase and fit out costs of a new Atul Gem. I would like to start trading by the summer and am excited for the challenges ahead.