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Ice Bar at Greenwich London

From 25th November through to 4th December, London based events business Urban Spirit will have their very own exclusive ice bar and Indian cuisine at Ye Olde Maritime Christmas Market beside the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. Urban Spirit have very cleverly named their exciting attraction, ‘Ice and Spice’. Urban Spirit boast several years of experience in the hospitality sector meaning that this event is sure to be a success. Ultimately making the festive period memorable for everyone visiting Greenwich this winter. Ice and Spice will be offering three different ticket types to the general public these include – ‘entrance & drink’, ‘entrance, drink & food’ and a ‘group of 4’ discounted ticket. All ticket types include entry and a drink. Treat yourself to a fantastic, frosty cocktail in Urban Spirit’s iconic ice bar…or maybe heat things up with some irresistible Indian delicacies and fall in love with the fabulously fresh flavours. A few footsteps away from the bright lights across the river, there isn’t a more perfect place to spend quality time and enjoy a bite to eat with your friends and family than the distinctive surroundings of Greenwich. Ye Olde Maritime Christmas Market will also feature a giant snow globe, main stage for performances, scrumptious street food stalls, fairground rides, real life reindeer, incredible ice sculpture and much more meaning that there’s definitely something for everyone! Ice and Spice are hoping to bring an individual and quirky experience to Ye Olde Maritime Christmas Market alongside these already amazing attractions. If you are thinking of attending Ice and Spice Greenwich or have any queries, please do let us know here. Tickets can be bought via the following link:...

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Alcohol is on the up when it comes to your flights.

In recent news alcohol is causing more problems both pre-flight and during flights. This has been causing disturbances for some time but due to figures reaching near 450 these past 2 years of people being held on suspicion of being intoxicated before and during flight. As well as this, there has been a 50% increase in drunken arrests in one year. In 2014 alone 238 million passengers passed through the UK airports, so think of how many people would be affected should you chose to drink at an airport or during flight? Selected air ports have released a zero-tolerance policy (including airport retailers) to advise the passengers who have bought alcohol not to consume it before boarding their flights as well as during them. If you or someone else become intoxicated who’s saying they don’t cause serious harm to themselves or others during take-off they can’t just park the plane your thousands of feet in the air The message isn’t disregarding the buying of alcohol it is just aimed at the consumption before and during your flight. Airport staff understand that you’re on your way to a nice holiday and want to ‘get the party started’ early, but think of others around you, take a moment to think how you would feel if someone was drunk/drinking on your next flight you wouldn’t want it spoiled now would you??? Airports aren’t looking to “kill your holiday” they are thinking of all others at the airports and on the plane during flight. Should you be assumed drunk before or during you flight you can be sentenced to a maximum of 2 years imprisonment… So, think before you fly, buy if you like but don’t drink till your off the planes, out of the air ports and only once you reach your destination. Do you have your own experience of this or similar? Why not let us...

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Greenpeace Block Coca-Cola London Building

Apr 12, 17 Greenpeace Block Coca-Cola London Building

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Coca-Cola’s London HQ has its entrance blocked yesterday (11th April 2017) by Greenpeace to protest the company’s role in dumping plastic into the ocean. The Wimpole Street office was blocked by a 2.5 tonne sculpture of a happy family sitting on a beach whilst a helpless seagull was being chocked by plastic right next to them. Greenpeace believe the soft drinks giant produces 100 billion tonnes of single use plastic and this figure is on the increase. Greenpeace UK senior oceans campaigner Louise Edge stated, ‘Rather than dramatically reducing its plastic footprint, Coke is actually increasing its use of throwaway plastic bottles, which are polluting our oceans and being ingested by everything from seabirds to turtles.’ A Coca-Cola spokesman was saddened by the action as they said ‘Coca-Cola is one of the few consumer goods companies whose packaging is 100 percent recyclable.’ The world’s largest soft drinks provider claims it has reduced its plastic production in the UK by 15% since 2007 and continues this worldwide. Greenpeace may welcome Coca-Cola’s new scheme rolled out in Scotland in March which sees a small refundable fee being charged at the point of sale which is returned to the customer after they have returned the plastic bottles. What do you think of Coca-Cola and Greenpeace’s hostility? Let us know...

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Will our Brexit deal be better than the Swiss?

Mar 29, 17 Will our Brexit deal be better than the Swiss?

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29th March 2017 marks the historic day in British history as Prime Minister Theresa May sends a letter to European President Donald Tusk triggering Article 50 and our leaving of the European Union, known as Brexit. A large topic for debate with many left wondering just where this will leave UK and the businesses within it. One company who, after a recent event involving Switzerland, now have serious doubts about leaving the EU is Mobile Bar Hire based in Dartford, Kent. The portable bar providers were asked on Monday 20th March to deliver a bar counter to Switzerland for Thursday 23rd. A mean feat for many businesses but Mobile Bar Hire are well use to providing bars on the continent and began organising the install. However, the business came across a problem – Switzerland are not part of the EU Free Trade agreement meaning the SME would need to pay over £600 for an accelerated ATA Carnet, a document that allows goods to enter the country. This unforeseen costing was forwarded to the client who themselves were surprised at the additional documentation required when importing from the UK. Mobile Bar Hire’s Directors called the Swiss High Commission in London and Swiss Customs in Switzerland on several occasions to try and rectify the issue but to no avail. Due to the increased costings incurred, Mobile Bar Hire were not able to provide the service for one of their largest clients whom had to source bar counters within Switzerland to overcome this ATA Carnet issue. This has left the bar providers worrying for their future expansion as they have recently provided bars in France, Italy and Latvia and are concerned that leaving the EU will force European clients to source equipment from within their own countries due to what may well be increased costs for Mobile Bar Hire to import goods. Mobile Bar Hire Director Ragbhir Sandhu said, ‘Having expanded our European coverage greatly in the past few years, this incident with Swiss documentation which has...

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Good Morning Britain Celebrate Paddy’s Day With Guinness

Mar 17, 17 Good Morning Britain Celebrate Paddy’s Day With Guinness

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17th March marks St Patrick’s Day, the time of the year everyone embraces their inner Irish! Good Morning Britain celebrated on ITV this morning by Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard enjoying a pint of Guinness live on air! The Guinness bar, keg and equipment were provided by Bexley based Mobile Bar Hire Ltd. The portable bar providers were contacted by ITV on the 16th March in the late afternoon and asked if the set up could be carried out that night – a task that was taken by Mobile Bar Hire and executed within just a few hours of the phone call. The bar was adorned in Irish memorabilia such as shamrocks and was cited as ‘Eamonn’s Bar’, named after the Irish presenter Eamonn Holmes. A runner was asked to pour the Irish tipple with Kate and Ben enjoying the taste live on tele. This is not the first time that Mobile Bar Hire have worked with ITV having previously provided equipment for Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and Let’s Do Lunch With Gino and Mel. The Kent bar providers have also worked with the One Show on BBC. Did you watch Good Morning Britain this St Patrick’s Day? Let us know your best Guinness moments...

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Pub Rates Reduced in Spring Budget 2017

Mar 09, 17 Pub Rates Reduced in Spring Budget 2017

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Pubs were provided a helping hand by the Chancellor Philip Hammond in yesterday’s Spring Budget. British pubs are closing at over 20 a week throughout the country due to high rates and duty but pub rates are set to be reduced by £1000 for establishments with a rateable value of less than £100,000. The rateable value of a pub is calculation based on the rental value of the space which will see 90% of British pub rates subsidised by the scheme. However, many landlords are seeing this as a double ended sword as beer, cider and certain spirits have seen a hike in duty: Duty on a 750ml bottle of wine increases by 8p to £2.16 Duty on a 750ml bottle of sparkling increases by 10p to £2.77 Duty on a 750ml bottle of fortified wine increases by 11p to £2.89 Duty on a 70cl bottle of vodka at 37.5% increases by 28p to £7.54 Duty on a litre bottle of vodka at 37.5% increases by 40p to £10.78 Duty on a 70cl bottle of Gin at 40% increases by 30p to £8.05 Duty on a litre bottle of Gin at 40% increases by 43p to £11.50 So, whilst pub rates have been subsidised for smaller establishments, their beer duty has been increased which could potentially seriously affect brewery-tied pubs which have a small profit margin. Beer duty has been raised by 2p a pint for the first time in 5 years. “UK beer drinkers, pubs and brewers have been let down by the Chancellor’s decision to increase beer duty for the first time in five years,” said Colin Valentine, CAMRA’s national chairman. If you think help with pub rates are a positive but increase in alcohol duty a negative, please let us know...

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Mobile Bar Hire Sponsor Bexley Skills Charter

Jan 26, 17 Mobile Bar Hire Sponsor Bexley Skills Charter

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The Bexley Skills Charter was launched on 18th January and has been designed to encourage conversation between all types of organisation including Businesses, Learning and education providers, Information, advice and guidance providers and Support services. These conversations will aim to ensure the London Borough thrives in 4 key areas: A learning offer fit for the future A skilled workforce for strong and sustainable growth A thriving business and enterprise environment A culture of continuous learning and development One of the first businesses to sponsor and support this Bexley Skills Charter was Mobile Bar Hire Ltd. The portable bar providers sponsored the drinks, bar and staff for the launch night which coincided with the launch of the Bexley Business Excellence Awards. In total, 30 organisations signed up to the charter on opening night with more expected to do so in the coming months. Director of Mobile Bar Hire Ltd Avtar Sandhu MBE said, ‘It is a great idea for all organisational types to come together to enhance cooperation. Through training staff in a range of skills to giving back to the wider community, we are pleased to be part of it.’ If you think the Bexley Skills Charter is a good idea for the borough, let us...

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