Mile Stones 2015

Posted: 12/10/2015

As the year draws to a close, it’s that time again to reflect on the past year’s achievements, the highs and lows of running an events catering company like Bare Bones Pizza.

This year was our first full year of trading and we have attended some amazing events, like the Spring Festival in May at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, RHS Tatton Park, lots of Food Festivals, we even travelled to Glasgow for a Foo Fighters concert! We attended lots of Street Food venues throughout the year in; Birmingham, London, Manchester and Cardiff. We catered for five Weddings, numerous Corporate events at Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini , Jaguar, Land Rover and a luxurious Watch Maker, even a Travel Agency launch. We traded at Universities in Warwick, Birmingham, Chester & Loughborough. We have travelled about 14,000 miles up and down the UK, attended 139 separate events throughout the year and still managed to squeeze in four holidays (trust us, we needed them). The weather has, in general, been kind. However, we still had our fair share of wash-out weekends, but Hey that’s the wonderful British weather for you.

Next year’s calendar is already starting to fill up with events we have been asked to return to (the really good ones we generally get booked again before we leave) and its time to consider expanding the business and getting that second van! Plans are already afoot to trade at some very exciting venues in 2016. Places that when we started the business in April 2014, we never thought we would ever have the chance to trade at.

So, if you managed to try one of our pizzas in 2015, told your friends and family about us, then thank you. Thank you to all our fellow traders who have helped us with their advice, the street food community in the Midlands is amazing at helping each other, a big thank you to all of them. A massive thank you to Digbeth Dining Club and Brumyumyum for giving us the opportunities in 2015, which have been a great platform for us, which hopefully will continue in 2016.

The biggest thank you goes to the 16 individuals who have worked in the van during 2015. They have worked so hard, working long hours with hardly any breaks, with early starts and late finishes. To our main pizza slinger, Tom Peasgood, a kingpin to the success of Bare Bones Pizza. He is a complete magician with our oven and makes us feel so fortunate to have him in the team.

Thank you again, and here’s to a great 2016!