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Barmans Ltd Company Timeline

  • 1977 January - Barry Bowskill starts trading under the name Barmans Supplies, a pub measure refurbishing company, in Caterham, London
  • 1979 - Barmans Supplies invents and trademarks the RotaPrice, a device for easily displaying prices on pub measures
  • 1991 February - Barmans becomes Barmans Limited (company number 2563265)
  • 1993 - Scott Bowskill joins the family business
  • 1998 - First website launched as www.barmans.co.uk
  • 1998 February - Appointed vmware hosting expert, Datanet, to host the drinkstuff site and our internal emails
  • 1999 February - Joined Secure Hosting to take online secure payments
  • 2000 - www.drinkstuff.com launched
  • 2000 - We make the move to an 1800 sq ft warehouse in Harston, Cambridgeshire
  • 2000 February - Stuart Goode joins the company as Sales Manager
  • 2000 April - Appointed Affiliate Window to provide our Affiliate Program
  • 2000 June - Paul Lochhead joins the company as General Manager
  • 2000 July - Moved from Business Post to Parcelforce for Worldwide despatch
  • 2003 January - LT Net appointed to re-design the site and backend software
  • 2003 April - New software launched (successfully)
  • 2003 June- Nick Harding joins the Warehouse Team
  • 2004 - Relocated to a 5500 sq ft Melbourn, Hertfordshire
  • 2004 July - Signed agreement with E-Directory
  • 2004 December - Re-located to Melbourn (5500 sq ft) from Harston (1800 sq ft)
  • 2005 January - Matt Graney joins the company as Logistics Manager
  • 2005 March - Took on 6000 sq ft warehouse for storage of imports
  • 2005 April - drinkstuff receives its trademark - TM
  • 2005 April - Signed agreement with shop.com
  • 2005 June - £2,500 give away with Nuts mag
  • 2006 January - Kelly Easter joins the company as Accounts Manager
  • 2006 January - Completed purchase of 21000 sq ft warehouse in Melbourn
  • 2006 Febuary - Joined Liquid HR for Barmans Ltd internal Contracts and Health and Safety
  • 2006 Febuary - Mike Perry joins the Warehouse Team
  • 2006 March - Joined Kelkoo
  • 2006 April - Barmans Ltd hit the £3 million turnover mark
  • 2006 June - Duncan Hann joins the company as Website Development Supervisor
  • 2006 June - Antony Steel joins the company as head of Trade Sales
  • 2006 November - First Lay Z Spa container arrives at Barmans Ltd
  • 2007 January - drinkstuff.com opens its eBay Shop
  • 2007 - drinkstuff.com features on Joe Pasquale's 'The Price Is Right'.
  • 2007 September - drinkstuff launches its own Home Cinema Seating range
  • 2007 September - Facebook group 'I Want To Buy A Ruddy Great Big Dinosaur' started, based on our Lifesize Camarasaurus Dinosaur Replica
  • 2007 October - drinkstuff.com opens its Amazon Shop
  • 2008 October - drinkstuff exhibits at Grand Designs London for the first time
  • 2008 December - drinkstuff website redesign goes live
  • 2008 December - Appointed Celebros to host our website search
  • 2009 January - Emma Bysouth appointed position of Customer Services Supervisor
  • 2009 July - Moved from Parcelforce to DPD for worldwide parcel despatch
  • 2009 August - Sally Quincey Edwards appointed position of Senior Buyer
  • 2009 September - Triple Helix appointed to handle web development for Barmans Ltd
  • 2009 December - drinkstuff's Home Cinema Seating featured on ITV's All Star Family Fortunes with Vernon Kay
  • 2010 July - drinkstuff's Inflatable Pubs receive nationwide media coverage in magazines, online, and on the radio
  • 2010 July - New Mezzanine flooring installed in the warehouse, increasing floor space to 25,000 sq ft
  • 2010 July - Sue Hunt starts as our new Sales Representative
  • 2010 October - Inside Online appointed to assist in optimising drinkstuff for search engines
  • 2010 November - New Checkout process launched to offer a smoother transaction
  • 2010 December - The drinkstuff Blog moves from Blogger to Wordpress
  • 2010 December - drinkstuff achieves its best December on record
  • 2010 October - Inside Online appointed to assist in optimising drinkstuff for search engines
  • 2011 January - Two new members of staff join our warehouse team
  • 2011 February - James Seber appointed position of Website Content Supervisor
  • 2011 April - Financial year ends on £3.85m for Barmans Ltd.
  • 2011 April - Mezzanine floor extended to 28,000 sq ft with new enlarged packing room below
  • 2011 April - Custom packing room built to accomodate our larger packing team
  • 2011 May - drinkstuff processes its 500,000th order
  • 2011 May - bar@drinkstuff brand launched
  • 2011 June - First bar@drinkstuff product landed in the UK
  • 2011 July - Barmans Ltd are 39.4% up on turnover in Q1 of their financial year (May-July)
  • 2011 August - Barmans Ltd install a dedicated broadband line into the building
  • 2011 October - New packing room parcel roller system installed
  • 2011 October - Barmans Ltd change couriers from DPD to Yodel
  • 2011 December - The Barmans Ltd team raises money for the Addenbrookes children's ward to help send a child home for Christmas
  • 2011 December - Barmans Ltd has its best Christmas and best month in its history, up 43.9% on turnover on the previous December
  • 2012 March - The new 2012 Lay Z Spa models arrive
  • 2012 April - Barmans Ltd achieves its best financial year with a turnover of £5.5 million
  • 2012 April - Charlie Proud joins the Customer Services team
  • 2012 May - drinkstuff.com publishes its own cocktail book - 150 Party Drinks
  • 2012 May - Barmans Ltd purchases The Cocktail Store
  • 2012 June - Paul Harrison joins as our new Sales Administrator
  • 2012 August - Acquisition of 3500 sq ft of external storage space. Barmans Ltd total storage space now 32,000 sq ft
  • 2012 August - Jemma Page joins the company as Assistant Buyer
  • 2012 October - The drinkstuff staff move to our new larger office to accomodate a growing team
  • 2012 November - Claire Bedford joins the Customer Services team
  • 2013 February - Sally Burt joins the company as Website Content Assistant
  • 2013 April - Barmans Ltd achieves its best financial year with a turnover of £5.9 million
  • 2013 October - Simon Gascoyne joins the company as Trade Sales representitive
  • 2013 October - drinkstuff started trading on Amazon.de
  • 2013 December - drinkstuff processes its 1,000,000th order
  • 2014 March - Ajay Visana joins the company as Sale Price Analyst
  • 2014 March - drinkstuff started trading on Amazon.fr and Amazon.it
  • 2014 April - Kelly Easter, Stuart Goode and Paul Lochhead appointed as Directors of Barmans Ltd
  • 2014 April - Barmans Ltd continues to grow by achieving its best financial year with a turnover in excess of £7 million and growing
  • 2014 May - New mezzanine floor erected in the warehouse increasing our storage space to more than 40,000 sq ft
  • 2014 August - Bridget Richardson joins the Customer Support team.
  • 2014 August - drinkstuff started trading on Amazon.es
  • 2014 September - Barmans Ltd acquires a further 2,000 sq ft of external storage space.
  • 2014 September - Siobhan Docherty joins the Accounts team.
  • 2014 October - Jim Carpenter joins the Buying team.
  • 2014 October - Jyoti Bruce joins the Customer Support team.
  • 2014 November - Barmans Ltd launches new warehouse software to enhance the processing, picking and packing of orders.
  • 2014 November - Chris Pearce joins the Buying team.
  • 2014 November - Barmans Ltd acquires 6,100 sq ft of external storage space.
  • 2015 January - drinkstuff started trading on Amazon.com
  • 2015 February - drinkstuff serves its 1,000,000th customer!
  • 2015 February - Laura Stagg joins the Web Content team.
  • 2015 April - Grahan Rank appointed as FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon) Co-ordinator.
  • 2015 April - Barmans Ltd. finishes the 2014/15 financial year on a high with a turnover of £8.7 million.
  • 2015 May - Lisa Baker joins the Accounts team.
  • 2015 June - Acquisition of a new 89,500 sq ft external storage unit, giving us a total of 120,000 sq ft of storage space.
  • 2015 July - Jodi Mullen starts work as Content Copy Writer / Content Marketer.
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