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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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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Event Service Providers Sad to See Dippy Moving

Jan 04, 17 Event Service Providers Sad to See Dippy Moving

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Dippy the Diplodocus is set to move from the Natural History Museum after serving in the Hintze Hall since 1905. The plaster dinosaur skeleton is currently not classed as relevant enough to the issues in today’s natural world. The much-loved attraction is due to be removed on January 5th 2017 and replaced with the skeleton of our world’s current largest animal – a blue whale. The whale, which is currently hanging in the museum’s Mammal Hall, will be used as a dramatic reminder of both environmental problems but also hope for the future. Dippy will be touring from early 2018 until late 2020 visiting all 4 countries within the United Kingdom. From his removal until he sets off in 2018, conservators will be ensuring the plaster-of-Paris skeleton is ready for its mammoth journey. Hospitality industry solution providers Mobile Bar Hire Ltd are one of the many organisations who have worked alongside the Diplodocus. Having worked at the Natural History museum on several occasions for weddings and corporate functions, Mobile Bar Hire have provided their service directly under the dinosaur’s tail. Having overseen many events at the Natural History Museum, Mobile Bar Hire Director Rags Sandhu said, ‘it’s a great shame that Dippy is moving from the museum. His grand scale and imposing nature was a real plus for events we attended and made the venue truly unique. Whilst it will change the look and feel of the space, the real blue whale skeleton will add a completely new aesthetic to the hall which can only be a positive. We hope everyone who see’s Dippy on his travels loves him as much as we did!’ If you’ve seen Dippy in the past or have attended an event at the Natural History Museum, let us know your thoughts about his nationwide travels...

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Dartford Oktoberfest Retuning to Kent

Sep 28, 16 Dartford Oktoberfest Retuning to Kent

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In 2015, Dartford, Kent saw its very own slice of Bavaria come to Amar Hall through Dartford Oktoberfest. The night saw over 80 guests fill the venue to enjoy Bavarian bratwurst, steins of German beer and live Oompah music. So much was the popularity of Dartford Oktoberfest 2016 that the organisrs, Amar Hall, are putting on another show for 2016! Located in the same venue, each aspect of the event has been ramped up – from more styles of beer to a larger Oompah band and more bratwurst! The beer on offer will be of traditional German fair at Dartford Oktoberfest 2016. Lowenbrau and Becks will be the two lagers on offer with the former being one of the special few breweries serving up their beers at the full scale Munich festival! For those whose favourite tipple is not lager, Erdinger Weissbier will also be on the pumps. A refreshing wheat beer style, the flavours of banana, clove and bubblegum will keep you going back for more! The Bavarian bash will be providing live Oompah music for the second year in a row. The event will not play host to a larger band with 5 members playing a range of traditional German songs as well as English songs with a Bavarian twist. A range of German instruments will be played throughout the evening. Similarly to last year’s event, Dartford Oktoberfest 2016 will have two ticket types – entry and all inclusive. The former will allow you entry into the event where a full cash bar is available. The latter will provide you entry, a bratwurst and unlimited steins of the German beers on tap! Additional bratwurst and a full cash bar will be available for purchase. If you are thinking of attending Dartford Oktoberfest 2016 or were present at last year’s event, please let us know...

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Bexley Company Serves the Stars at GQ Awards

Sep 09, 16 Bexley Company Serves the Stars at GQ Awards

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GQ celebrated the Men of the Year Awards 2016 at Tate Modern London on Tuesday night. The event, which chooses one winner from a range of categories including Best Sportsman and Breakthrough Artist, was attended by the elites of the UK and international limelight. The stars were treated to a lavish display of entertainment and food throughout the evening and were served fresh Patron Tequila cocktails. Bexley based business Mobile Bar Hire were contacted to provide a branded Patron bar for the cocktails to be served from. The counter, which was a centre point throughout the GQ event, was set to one end of the Tate Modern venue. The star studded event was attended by celebs such as Tinie Tempah, Ellie Golding, Ricky Gervais and Calvin Harris. The bar provided by Mobile Bar Hire was visited by the likes of Olympic gymnast Louis Smith and International Marketing Director for Patron Tequila. This isn’t the first time the portable bar specialists have rubbed shoulders with elites; in the past Mobile Bar Hire have provided bars for events attended by the Prime Minister, UEFA, The One Show and Alan Carr just to name a few. Mobile Bar Hire Director Ragbhir Sandhu commented, ‘Providing the bar counter for the GQ Awards is a great honour. Having worked with a range of top events, it is great to add this to our portfolio and look forward to working alongside the organisers again soon. We are proud to be flying the flag for Bexley with the crest visible on all of our bars!’ The company, having previously carried out many events in Europe over the past two years, are again off to Paris for their first event since the Brexit vote. If you need some more information on Mobile Bar Hire’s involvement with GQ, contact us...

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Big Brother teams with Mobile Bar Hire

Jun 29, 16 Big Brother teams with Mobile Bar Hire

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Big Brother is one of the largest and longest running reality TV shows in the UK and has seen many celebrities grace its walls. Having gained such a reputation, they are always looking for new and exciting ways to keep the show relevant and the show teamed up with event solution experts Mobile Bar Hire Ltd for a helping hand. Big Brother UK contacted Mobile Bar Hire to request a bar counter to be used on their show to be aired Monday 27th June. The bar counter provided by the events specialists was their newest addition – the Bennett Bar. The fully colour changing LED counter was accompanied by LED ice buckets which were dotted around the room on the show filled with drinks for the contestants. The Bennett Bar is a fully functional cocktail counter which can be used in both indoor and outdoor locations due to its weatherproof nature. It is not the first time that Mobile Bar Hire have been approached by TV producers to provide their services. The Bexley firm have also provided bars and equipment to The One Show, Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Let’s Do Lunch with Gino and Mel and the US TV drama ‘Guilt’. When asked about the Channel 5 programme getting in touch, company Director Rags Sandhu said, ‘Having now worked with most of the major TV channels in the UK in the last year, it is a credit to our team to know we are providing a service of a high enough standard to be seen by millions. Big Brother are another strong tick in our box but we are constantly wanting to better ourselves and will continue to look onwards and upwards.’ Did you see the bar on Big Brother? If yes, let us know here...

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