On the back of being crowned’Best New Business’ at the 2016 Torbay Hour Social Media Awards, personalised branding specialists Clothing Your Way Ltd marked 12 months in business, and the launch of their new website, by hosting a fun and interactive networking evening event…with a twist!
A wide variety of businesses (including myself!) attended their new premises, based in Torquay high street, to create mugs and network with people from across the Bay and beyond.
Business co-owners Sam and Dale Triffitt, who set up last September and originally worked from their Paignton based family home, guided the attendees through the process in the printing studio.
Dale Triffitt explained the design and production process used on the night:
‘We chose to do sublimation mug printing which is where an image or logo is created on the computer, that design is then reversed and then transferred onto sublimation paper.
‘Each participant was able to cut out their design and stick it to a mug, using heat resistant tape, and then place it in a specifically designed mug press where it reaches temperatures of around 200c.
‘When the mug is removed from the press the image / logo has been transferred onto it. This process allows for bright, bold and intricate designs that have a fantastic finish and are dish washer safe.’
Sam Triffitt explained the inspiration behind the event:
‘We put together ‘Networking With a Twist’ because we wanted to bring something unique and fun to the world of networking, whilst keeping the core value of making great connections at the heart of the evening.
‘As a new and upcoming business in Torquay, we also wanted to use the event to help raise our profile locally . We had a fantastic response from everyone that attended, we anticipated 5 or 6 attendees, as it was our first event, but on the night we had 18!
‘The event was an unprecedented success; we now have a list of over 30 businesses that have approached us to do another event.We are looking forward to hosting the next one at a bigger venue; at the moment this is currently scheduled for November, we will keep everyone posted!’
The reaction on social media was very positive too…..
I thoroughly enjoyed the event and can’t wait for the next one; keep an eye on their website and Facebook and Twitter pages to find out when you can attend the next one!