LIAM BRAZIER www.liambrazier.com Local artist Liam Brazier is well known for his graphic style and Star Wars series of prints. A huge fan of music and film, Liam has worked on advertisements, videos and album sleeves bringing his own unique style to the wider public. Copper & Ink are delighted to be able to showcase Liam’s work as our house artist.
Lolly is a Point of Sale (PoS) and payments specialist serving small and medium businesses across the UK in the hospitality industry; from coffee shops, pubs and night clubs, to mobile catering, pop ups and corporate caterers. The company offers a complete point of sale package where customers can use its EPoS software on tills and PoS tablets. Lolly then networks these to card payment machines, to speed up service and provides a cloud-based back office, supplying real-time business analytics. The tills and software are designed to help businesses with their bottom line. Today, Lolly is the only UK business of its kind that can truly scale from a downloadable product to a fully connected real-time network of tills, powered by an enterprise-level inventory reporting management system. Businesses simply upgrade as they grow, removing the need for costly installs as the needs of their business become more complex. And it is for all these reasons, along with their fantastic customer service that Copper & Ink are proud to be working with Lolly as their EPoS provider.
Started by Paul Boutinot, who, after deciding being a tradesman wasn't for him, got into wine and, after getting a van-load of it from France and selling it at his parent's restaurant (it was the '70's and completely legal back then), found his true calling in life. Boutinot wines, not only work with a host of phenomenal winemakers to bring to the market an eclectic and well honed selection, also produce their own exceptional wines, to help form the well-rounded wine list at Copper & Ink.
Founded over 10 years ago by Franco Fubini, Natoora’s radically seasonal produce is shaping the way chefs cook in over a thousand kitchens across London, Paris and New York. With our seasonally-led menus, Natoora are invaluable to assisting Copper & Ink with sourcing some of the best produce available.
NEAL’S YARD DAIRY www.nealsyarddairy.co.uk Neal’s Yard Dairy select, mature and sell farmhouse cheese from the UK and Ireland. Working with about 40 cheese makers, they regularly visit them to taste their cheeses and select the batches we want to mature and sell. The essence of what they do has barely changed since their founding director Randolph Hodgson began seeking out farmhouse cheese makers to supply their first shop in the early 1980’s. Copper & Ink are currently showcasing goats cheese, soft cheese, blue cheese and ewe’s cheese on our cheeseboard, along with a delicious quince paste.
A true family business with Chrissy and Karl (and the children) hand crafting all their products in small batches using the open pan method and as much locally sourced ingredients as possible, Copper & Ink are so excited to be using the vegan & gluten-free 3 Star Great Taste Award winning Dorsetshire Sauce in our food.
An independent, family owned on-trade wine business, established in 1822. We have a rich history based on our traditional ethos of partnership and value.
Joseph Ellis started his wine business in 1822 – 200 years ago this year. At that time, the Ellis family was also running the Star & Garter Inn on Richmond Hill. However in 1864, Joseph’s son George decided to sell the hotel in order to focus on the wine business.
Initially he ran the business from 36-37 Leadenhall Street in London where all the deliveries were by horse-drawn carts. By 1926, the business needed to expand so it moved to Richmond and, besides benefiting from bigger offices and cellars, the business also acquired a fleet of vans. On the wall of the Richmond building (which originally belonged to Sir Whittaker Ellis and is now The Ivy) a vine was planted in 1840 and is still growing to this day!
Ellis & Co, as it was then known, also had 12 wine merchant shops in and around London. In a true entrepreneurial move, the business branched out to export their own special ‘Vat 99’ blend of whisky to America, which became an important market after prohibition was repealed. In fact, the very first consignment accompanied the Queen Mary on her maiden voyage to the USA.
Colin Ellis and his cousin Shaun Cunningham launched a new business in 1978. Based in St Margarets, near Richmond, it focussed on customers around the south west of London. Since then, the company has grown and first moved down the road to premises in Teddington, finally settling with a warehouse and cellars close to Twickenham Rugby Ground.
Today, the Ellis family continue to manage the business with James, Robert and William at the helm and with a fantastic team of staff have built a thriving wine importer/agency business in the true spirit of its founding fathers when they started the family wine merchant business two centuries ago.
“The very nature of distilling is a carbon intensive process and, as we make all of our gin, vodka and whisky ourselves on-site at our East London home, we’re more than aware of the impact making our booze has on our planet. So for us, it’s all about how we can work as hard as we can to minimise that impact and encourage our peers in the industry and across other brands to do the same. Firstly, we make sure that our spent grain and botanicals from our whisky and gin production doesn’t just get thrown away but rather they are sent to a place in Tower Hamlets where, along with other general food waste, they undergo anaerobic digestion whereby enzymes break them down into natural gas that’s fed straight back into the grid as reusable energy. We’re also super proud to partner with the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew and our collaborative gin not only uses botanicals from their gardens but 10% from every bottle sold goes straight back to them to support their vital conservation work – if you look on our website and on theirs, you can see how their 260 years of experience and over 16,000 species of plants are helping to protect habitats and fight against biodiversity loss.
We’re also actively encouraging all of our partners to ditch single use glass bottles and so we launched our Project RefillTM initiative in October 2022 whereby bars, restaurants, pubs, clubs and retailers can use our HDPE plastic, full recyclable 10L jerry cans to refill their old glass bottles. We’ve seen a dramatic decrease in the number of bottles being used as the CO2 emissions linked to the production of the primary packaging are reduced by 88% when using a 10L jerry can vs a 70cl glass bottle – so there’s really no excuse not to get on board! We also use a 100% carbon neutral delivery partner for our local deliveries, we recently changed our whisky bottles to reduce the carbon footprint of our packaging by 60%, we have implemented an electric car scheme and a cycle to work scheme for our employees and we generally don’t make whisky using peated grains so we’re doing our best across the board.
But we’re always striving to be better and our work in this area is non-stop – our next big step will hopefully be a B Corp accreditation so watch this space!”