As 2018 comes to a close we’ve been reflecting on the year that’s passed. We always think “What a year! How can this be topped?!” as Christmas approaches. But every year we are treated to serving ice creams to wonderful people at exciting events and inevitably, there are a few exciting surprises in store.
Here are our highlights from 2018:
Mrs Whippy had the absolute pleasure of taking Rosey along to Petra Eccleston’s daughter’s birthday party in Knightsbridge, London to serve guests the best scoops of sweet iced delight!
FebruaryIn February, Little Miss Whippy had the pleasure of judging the National Ice Cream Awards at the Ice Cream Exhibition. “I was sat amongst fellow professionals in the ice cream industry, waiting to judge the chocolate ice cream category. Who’d have thought there would be so much variation in chocolate ice cream but, I was surprised and delighted by the range of entries! It was a dream come true!”
MarchIt was a real pleasure to be interviewed by the Sunday Express Magazine for their Mother’s Day feature about Mums and Daughters running businesses together.
AprilIn April, Pinks Vintage Ice Cream started sponsoring the Bognor Rugby Club Under 11’s team! We are so proud of the team and get a kick out of seeing the Pinks logo on their shirts.
MayAs spring hurtled towards the hot summer, we launched Pinks on the Prom, our pop-up ice cream parlour in our sunny hometown of Bognor Regis! We served our usual ice creams alongside a brand new range of ice cream sundaes, scoop ice cream and speciality cones!
JulyWe kicked off the sunshine season with exciting features in Women & Home magazine, Coast Magazine and Yours magazine. It really helps a small business like ours to be featured in local and national press and we’re always happy to oblige with some fun photos in the sun with our vans!
AugustOn 2nd August we took Patsy along to the beautiful wedding of Mr & Mrs Fryers Wedding at Queen’s Hotel Southsea – a truly stunning venue with a radiant couple! The photos were picture perfect and we’re pretty sure the guests were grateful of something to cool them down as the sun beat down on the couple’s special day!
SeptemberThe flake on top of our ice cream this summer was winning the Customer Service Award at the Business South Awards! This is one of the best recognitions we could receive as it recognises the whole team who work tirelessly to make sure you all get the very best service and ice creams from Pinks, whatever the event!
OctoberIn October we took Rosey along to the American Express Bring your child to work day at their Brighton office. It was such fun meeting the staff and their children. If only you could have ice cream at work everyday!
NovemberNovember saw another award but this time hihglighting the outstanding work of one of our brilliant team members, Cassy, who won Employee of the year at the Arun Business Partnership Awards. We’re so proud of Cassy and we know you all love her as much as we do here at Pinks!
And finally, we find ourselves in the final throws of 2018 and heading speedily towards Christmas! We had the fantastic Joanna Wenczka design our Christmas card this year, names “When Mrs Claus took Rosey for a Spin!”. Isn’t it fun? We think it truly captures the spirit of Pinks Vintage Ice Cream and celebrates a busy but enormously enjoyable year.