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The Cocktail Service Ltd

Partner: Santander
Region: South East
Location: Oxford
Programme: Enterprise Finance Guarantee

Established in 2009 by university friends and based in Oxford, The Cocktail Service Ltd is a fast-growing provider of premium mobile bars for festivals and events.

The business required funding to expand into European markets and to invest in a bespoke IT system to help with the management of events and provide industry-leading tailored training for their staff.

After approaching EFG lender Santander, The Cocktail Service Ltd was introduced to the scheme and secured a supporting facility of £225,000.

Since successfully receiving their funds, The Cocktail Service was able to invest in key hires and fund development of a new interactive website, centred around marketing management. They are now running bespoke bar solutions for events in excess of 600 per year in the UK including full bar management for 17 festivals.

Casey Small, Director at The Cocktail Service said, “The funds have allowed us to keep growing at over 60% a year. The industry has a desire for quality events services, and we are now at the forefront of that.”

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