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Barmans Ltd Company Timeline

  • 1977 January - Barmans starts trading as "Barmans Supplies"
  • 1991 February - Barmans becomes Barmans Limited (company number 2563265)
  • 1998 February - drinkstuff launched as 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 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 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 October - Haydn Gowan joins the Warehouse Team
  • 2006 November - Barmans Ltd make their new contemporary home furniture and accessories website, HomeTemptations.com live
  • 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 June - Nick Tune joins the Warehouse Team
  • 2009 July - Moved from Parcelforce to DPD for worldwide parcel despatch
  • 2009 July - Appointed PCS to host our email server network
  • 2009 August - Sally Quincey Edwards appointed position of Senior Buyer
  • 2009 September - Suzy France joins the company as a Website Content Assistant
  • 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
  • 2011 November - Jim Hardman joins the Warehouse Team
  • 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 - Lindsey Wilkin joins the company as Assistant Buyer
  • 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 May - Lauren Binge joins the Customer Services team
  • 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
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