Our 2022 roundup.
Way back in January 2022 there was still the air of uncertainty for us all. The past 2 years had made us think long and hard about business, our families and our purpose. We hope looking back can also make us feel proud in all we achieved throughout the past year.
Starting with a stressful first trip to Atlanta in January where we had to navigate Covid vaccine certificates strict border controls and wearing a mask on an 9 hour flight. We made it and attended the first Americas Mart tradeshow in The States since the pandemic began. This huge show spans over 3 buildings all massive with glass elevators and escalators it's a spectacular piece of architecture. bringing masses of retailers and wholesalers from across the states to view our Scotland is Now stand we were so fortunate to join 10 other amazing businesses in showcasing Angels' Share Glass to the USA.
Quickly we had to re-group for our second trip to the USA this time to New York for New York Tartan Week. Where again we were guests of Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce and showcased our goods alongside 10 other amazing Scottish Businesses. What an experience to walk down 6th Avenue with people cheering and waving Saltires. Meeting celebrities and also ceilidh dancing our heart out as we met potential customers to stock our products in the states.
A trip of a lifetime as Helen from Customer Services and Karen our director both celebrated their 50th Birthdays and so were upgraded to first class on the flight. An experience never to be forgotten. meeting Actress Karen Gillan, Top Chef Tony Singh, Gary Maclean Scotland's Chef. Amazing Scottish connections in New York and beyond.
A busy Spring which also saw us do our annual trips to our Distillery Customers, forming new relationships with the likes of Isle of Raasay and Glenfiddich.
New Products launched for summer too our Distillery reflections which we collaborated with local artist Emma Fitzgerald. capturing distillery images in glass. our Glassblowers managed to keep up with demand and you can read all about our amazing glassblowers in our blogs.
Summer sees us start talks with China on importing our products a huge deal for Angels' Share and a look at our capacity for the year ahead. A huge market for us but certainly an opportunity to grow the business.
We also had a lovely summer exhibitions with our destination company Spectra where we exhibited and did glassblowing demonstrations in the beautiful Stirling Castle and Lindores Abbey Distillery.
The Queens' Jubilee saw us launch our latest limited edition Angel
of course it had to be the official whisky of the celebration which was controvesially English Whisky. but they sold out fast and now everyone can remember her Majesty in her final year as Monarch.
As we headed into Autumn award season started and Angels' Share Glass was delighted to not only win some awards, but sponsor a few too.
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It has almost been the quickest year ever for us as a team and already we are planning 2023 and beyond, It never stops, we never stop and we love bringing you the very best in Scotland's Products.
Looking ahead is something everyone should do set goals and involve everyone in your plans. that includes YOU our customers, what would you like to see in 2023?
We draw a close thanking our amazing team
Helen, Gillian, Emmet, Matthew, Oliwia, Nicola
Tom & Karen
& Wishing you all the very best for the New Year