Archive : June 2011
DR:NK To Deliver To Your Door!
20 June 2011
DR:NK part of the Botanic Inns Group is the first off license in Northern Ireland to offer an online delivery service with order tracking facility.
The newly launched service, which is in conjunction with the website Nifty Nosh, will work in the same way as takeaway restaurants, enabling customers to order alcohol from the comfort of their own home. DR:NK’s service will provide customers with products including wine, beer, spirits and confectionary.
According to General Manager Barry McLaughlin DR:NK is a forward thinking company which adapts to evolving consumer trends and needs, he commented, “DR:NK is one of the most unique off licenses and wine merchants in Belfast. We have extremely well informed staff who have exceptional knowledge of our range of specialty spirits, wine and beer from around the world. This new offering is an extension of that first class service and with people leading increasingly busy lives; this service enables them to maximize their leisure time.
“The new delivery service is reliable and convenient and is an extension of the first class service we provide. With people leading increasingly busy lives, this service enables them to maximize their leisure time and there is already a great interest in the service.”
The service will run Monday to Friday 3pm to 10:30pm, Saturday 12-10.30pm and Sunday 1-9.30pm
Minimum order will be £5 and delivery should be within an hour (£2 charge).
Customers must pay by credit card to confirm that they are over 18. Delivery drivers will ensure that customers are over age by asking for ID from anyone who looks 21 or under - if they cannot produce ID then the order will be cancelled
To order simply visit www.niftynosh.com/takeaway/drnkbelfast.aspx
Botanic Inns Managing Director is Awarded MBE
13 June 2011
We are delighted to announce that Stephen Magorrian, the Managing Director of Botanic Inns has been awarded an MBE for Services to the Hospitality Industry and the Community in Northern Ireland. Stephen was named as a Member of the Order of the British Empire on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List on Saturday.
Speaking about the nomination Stephen said, “Obviously this was a bit of a surprise and of course I feel very humble to have been nominated. I also feel very proud because I have absolutely no doubt that being a part of Botanic Inns is the main reason for this recognition and as such, I very much see this as an award for the Company as a whole. For that I would like to thank each and every member of staff at Botanic Inns”.
Although the date has yet to be set, the next step in the process will be a visit to Buckingham Palace to collect the MBE in person.
Botanic Inns Lends a Helping Hand
06 June 2011
More than 100 Botanic Inns employees swapped their glasses for gardening tools yesterday in supporting a series of volunteering events organised by Botanic Inns and Volunteer Now as part of Volunteers’ Week 2011.
Employees from across the company’s 16 outlets and its Head Office volunteered their time to help restore outdoor public gardens at Mountstewart, Castleward, Wave trauma centre, Hope Garden and Leonard Cheshire Disability Centre to ensure that their beauty can be enjoyed throughout the summer months.
Commenting on the initiative Wendy Osborne CEO, Volunteer Now said, "During Volunteers Week 2011, I was delighted to see so many employees from Botanic Inns participating in this Action Day. Employer Supported Volunteering in Northern Ireland is growing at a remarkable rate and employers can be the key to opening up the idea of volunteering to their staff. By giving them the time and opportunity to play an active part in local communities they can get involved in a wide range of much needed voluntary activity. It's a win-win situation as it also offers staff a way to develop personally and professionally."
Stephen Magorrian, Managing Director Botanic Inns, said, “At Botanic Inns we are committed to supporting, and working in partnership with organisations like Volunteer Now, to deliver a better community for everyone. I believe that the business sector as a whole has an important role to play in helping to make a positive contribution and impact on people and communities.
“Volunteers’ Week provides much needed impetus into delivering resources and support for those in our community that are in most need. Volunteering also enables our team to make a tangible impact at a local level and it provides us with an opportunity to nurture team building and staff development. We are delighted to have supported this event and commend Volunteer Now for the great work that they are doing”
The day was a fantastic success and a huge thanks goes to all the volunteers who took part on the day!