Events organiser Carrie Shannon, Founder of the Dundee Gin Festival., they had eight events planned for 2020, all of which were cancelled at the start of lockdown.

 

Events organiser Carrie Shannon, Founder of the Dundee Gin Festival., they had eight events planned for 2020, all of which were cancelled at the start of lockdown.

 

“Having completed Women’s Business Station’s FasTRACK course and then Elevator’s Accelerator course, I was feeling optimistic about the year ahead. The Gin Festival was planned, alongside beer festivals, the ‘Free from’ festival and a wellbeing event.

 

However, a couple of weeks into March 2020, it became clear these events were not going to happen.  My income stream had essentially dried up overnight.”

 

With no events planned until Spring 2021 and Carrie ineligible for Government funding, the outlook was bleak.

 

 

However, she soon saw an opportunity and ‘We Love Platters’ was born! 

 

Delivered directly to customers’ doors, the boxes are packed with a range of locally sourced produce including speciality cheeses, cured meats, antipasti, locally baked bread, chutneys, fruits and sweet treats, adding a real ‘wow’ factor to any gathering, big or small.

Carrie said, “People could no longer go out to bars and restaurants to socialise or celebrate events like birthdays, hen nights or graduation celebrations and many of us are continuing to socialise in small groups at home.  Takeaways aren’t always the best or healthiest option so lockdown was a real opportunity for me to think out of the box.”

Carrie also teamed up with Dundee-based Aitken Wines so she could provide wine with the platters and now has her own drinks licence. Looking ahead, Carrie is already bring approached by offices seeking catering options for meetings when their staff return and has a number of events confirmed for 2021 including a wedding breakfast.

 

We love platters website, click here