2016 saw a major overhaul of the business with old stock being replaced with some exciting and innovative additions.
We kicked off with our slide n fun castle with interchangeable artwork to suit the theme of your party. An example artwork choice can be seen below.
This was closely followed by a significant investment in soft play equipment to cater for our younger clientele. Popular themes such as Princess and Mickey Mouse were obvious choices for us
By July 2016, we were developing a thirst for new equipment and two domes quickly followed in quick succession which have proved enormously popular
Having gone for some obvious additions to our fleet, we decided to venture into an unknown and a largely untapped market. After careful consideration and a lot of discussion, we purchased our nightclub. We wont pretend that this was a risk for us however, its popularity has been unprecedented and we struggle to keep up with demand at times. It was definitely a risk worth taking and makes a statement every time.
We also entered the market of slides, starting with a mini slide for the tots and pre-schoolers age group. We soon realised that single themed packages were an area worth investigating. Having purchased our mini Jungle Slide we also bought the matching soft play set, adult bouncy castle and matching ball pool with air jugglers.
In October 2016, we attended the Leisure Supplies Show, an inflatable expo attended by Europe's elite manufacturers to showcase their range of new products and designs coming to the market. It provided some further inspiration for us and broadened our horizons as to what could be added to our expanding business.
Packages continued to be popular and a variety of further products were added in the same theme as existing products to build these packages, one of our favourites is the superhero bounce n slide, ball pool and soft play package.
When we first started the business we purchased a large slide; however we found this unmanageable and quickly moved it on and purchased something else. We still had a burning desire to add a slide to our fleet but having had our fingers burned previously, we wanted to ensure that we would not find ourselves in the same position again and did a considerable amount of research before purchasing our 8ft platform slide with velcro on the back wall so that we could change the theme to suit the customer's requirements.
These purchases brought our 2016 spending spree to a close.
We started 2017 planning our new investments for the coming season. We had one of our busiest winters in 11 years which demonstrated that we had made some wise additions to the business but wanted to continue to expand and move the business forward.
Our first major purchase of 2017 was our inflatable didi car track. Something you wouldn't ordinarily consider but has already caused a stir when first shown on social media and bookings followed very quickly
We have recently purchased a Princess fun run for under 10s and a new Disco Dome with some additional effects such as laser lights and smoke machine. This will be available to hire from the mid-May 2017.
You are probably wondering whet else we have in store for 2017. We are constantly looking for products that fill the gaps in our existing fleet; however, we like to think that we have covered most of the bases for now. That does not mean that new products/themes etc are not around the corner.
We are looking at a new and innovative party add on which we will be trialling before releasing to the hire market, this is definitely a summer addition.
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