Top 10 questions about our Show Distributor Businesses-new areas available now

The purpose of this Blog is to look at the top 10 areas that prospective Show Distributors have questions about before starting.

1 Is it a Franchise? No. It is a standalone business that you will run, buying stock from us and selling it at events in your Territory. There are no fees for joining, for ongoing marketing or monthly fees.

2 Where do I find events that are suitable? We will provide you with a list of over 50 types of events that are now attended by our existing Show Distributors. Call with us before booking an event just to check that the costs vs anticipated sales ratio is about right.

3 How quickly will I be earning money? The target is to get to the stage where all your stock funded out of show profits-this usually is within @ 3-6 Show days. Most franchises take at least a year to achieve anything near this.

4 What happens if I buy too much stock or want to retire? All stock comes with a 100% buy back guarantee – you get back what you paid for the stock, as long as it is a sellable condition.

5 How do I lay out a Trade Stand? We provide photographs to you showing how to do this. Part of the training provided (free to you) cover stand layout and presentation and what you say to customers at shows.

6 Do I need an Alcohol Licence? Yes. Sometimes the organisers of an event have this in place. We recommend that you take a 1 day course and obtain your Personal Licence-this then means that you can apply for Temporary Event Notices for events and have your own Licence for the Show.

7 The price of the brands look high-do people pay this much? Yes. We have been trading via the Show Distributor model for over 20 years and it works throughout Great Britain.

8 Are there any brands that are only for Show Distributors? Yes. We have a range of Single Cask Single Malt Scotch whiskies that are not available on our Website or in any retailer. This means that it is much more likely that customers will buy from you on the Show day.

9 I have never sold anything before. Will I be able to do this? Yes. We provide training before your first event, at our Annual Show Distributor Meeting (accommodation, meals and refreshments paid for by us) or at an actual event.

10 Do I have my own Territory. Yes and you get an Agreement confirming this. You then have the right to book events in your Territory. If you wish to do an Event in another Territory, just call up the Show Distributor who works there.

If you have any other questions not answered here, just call Roy Lewis on 01436-679935

Single Cask Whiskies – in stock and about to be bottled

Single cask whiskies available now and coming out soon

For some time, we have been sourcing and supplying via our Show Distributors, single cask Scotch whisky. If you look for this type of product on the Internet or almost any Whisky retailer, you will see that these are usually costing £60+ per 70cl bottle.

By bottling in 50cl bottles, the retail price can be reduced to @ £50 which means that our customers can experience the unique taste of single cask whiskies without breaking the bank.

Currently these are the casks available via our Show Distributors – this means you can buy these from their stand at consumer shows. These whiskies are mostly only available via this outlet as there is not enough out of each cask to also supply retail shops too.

Mariner Malt II Glentauchers (located in the Speyside region – neighbour to the Craigellachie distillery) 2002 – Cask Number 15850 – 12 years Old

Mariner Malt III Tobermory (located on the island of Mull on Scotland’s West Coast) 1996 Cask Number 349 – 18 Years Old

Speyside Distillery (located near Kingussie/Aviemore) 1995 cask number Z95/524 – 19 Years Old

 

Casks to be bottled soon (this year);

Dailuaine (Speyside Region) 1997

Ben Nevis (Highland Region) 1996

Tobermory (Island Region) 1995

Speyside Distillery (Speyside Region) 1995

 

 

101 Gins To Try Before You Die – now out!

101 Gins book now available

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The above book is now out. Took delivery of our starter stock last week.

The hardback volume is very nicely produced – glossy paper and great photographs – easy to read too. Ancient Mariner Gin is number 5 in the book – a good, well thought out summary of the brand and with some lines from The Ancient Mariner poem to boot.

Get you copy now on Amazon – just key in ‘101 Gins’ and that will take you to the book site where you can order it – it is £12.08 including delivery via Prime.

Arran Whisky Tasting Set now available via Amazon

Tasting kit (6) (web)Tasting kit (2) (web)Since last year, we have been supplying a Regions of Scotland Whisky Tasting Set. This has proved to be popular that in May last year we introduced another one based on Malts from the Island of Arran in the Firth of Clyde. All the malts have a nice West Coast feel to them and each one is different.

The set includes 30ml bottles of the following Arran Distillery whiskies;

  • 10 year old
  • 14 year old
  • Port cask finish
  • Amarone cask finish
  • Sauternes cask finish

Each Set comes in a Presentation Box with Tasting Notes cards for each whisky and a Tasting Mat so that you and your friends can take part in your own Tasting Session. You even get a card with instructions on how to taste and drink  whisky.

It is a really novel gift and a must for anyone who enjoys the many Scottish islands on the West Coast.

From where we are based in Helensburgh, you can see the mountains on Arran easily from the tops of the hills in Glen Fruin behind the town. Last year when we had a late snow fall, Arran looked like it was in the Alps – amazing.

On Amazon, just key in ‘Arran Whisky Tasting Set’ and that should take you to a page where you can buy it from us.

 

What are the best shows near you? Win a £10 Waitrose voucher.

We’re always looking for top notch events to attend throughout the UK. One of the best ways we find out about good shows is from customers at shows we already go to.

You may know of an event that is just up our street-well organised and attended by the public, not too expensive for us to take a Trade Stand and good value for the public coming along. The best ones are those where the typical person coming to the event has a reason to be there-a local social event, special interest group or brilliant location. Sometimes all these are combined in an event. This means that it can be staged during the week rather than the weekend, as the organisers know that they will get a good turnout no matter what.

If you have an event in mind that you think would suit us, please call (01436-679935) or send details to me, Roy Lewis at;

roylewis@hebridean-liqueurs.co.uk

If we end up attending the event you inform us of, and it is one we do not already go to or do not do for other reasons, I will send you a £10 Waitrose Voucher.

To give you an idea of the types of event that we go to, here is a list of some of them;

  • Food and Drink Fairs
  • Festivals of any type
  • County Shows
  • Country Shows
  • Sheep Dog trials
  • Game Fairs
  • Flower and Garden Show
  • Cheese Shows
  • Village Shows-end of summer
  • Gala Days
  • Horse Shows
  • Farmers Market
  • European Market
  • Tall Ships Race shows
  • Vintage Car Rally
  • Steam Rally
  • Air Show
  • Carfest
  • Traditional Boat Show
  • Canal Boat Show
  • Caravan and Camping Show
  • Boat Show-Yacht or Motor
  • Ideal homes Show
  • Slow Food Show
  • Sailing regatta
  • RNLI
  • McMillan Cancer Research
  • CLIC Sergeant Fundraising event
  • Hospice Fundraising event
  • Hearing Dogs for the Deaf
  • National Trust events
  • Stately Home events
  • Forces Events-Meet the Navy etc.
  • Local Authority Family Days
  • Christmas Lights On events
  • Christmas Festivals
  • Craft fairs
  • School Christmas events
  • University RAG weeks

 

 

John & Pam Clark-North & West Yorkshire-forthcoming events

John & Pam Clark forthcoming shows plus list of all UK Show Distributors with contact details

John and Pam Clark have been trading as our first Show Distributor for 20 years now – quite an achievement too. The area they look after is North & West Yorkshire.

Here are some of their shows coming up – several they have been attending for many years and look forward to seeing their regular customers;

  • Burley in Wharfedale Summer Festival 23/08/2015
  • Nidderdale Show at Pateley Bridge 21/09/2015
  • Leukaemia and Lymphoma Shopping Extravaganza, Market Rasen 20/21 October 2015
  • Ripon Cathedral Charity Fair 21 November, 2015
  • Dickensian Fair at Grassington 12 December, 2015
  • Winter Wonderland at Tennants, Leyburn 18,19 December, 2015

Contact John & Pam if you would like them to bring a particular brand along to a show for you to buy. Their contact details are;

John & Pam Clark
Telephone: 01756 720635
E-mail address: jdclark13@sky.com
Area: North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire

Also below is a list of our other Show Distributors contact details;

  1. Godfrey Harvey
    Telephone: 01295 660414
    Area: Warwickshire, Northamptonshire & Oxfordshire
  2. Douglas Hill
    Telephone: 01273 465120
    E-mail: dah@andersonhill.co.uk
    Area: West Sussex, Hampshire, South London
  3. Paul and Sue Bowers
    Telephone: 02392 589918
    Paul Bowers
    E-mail Address: paulbowers@lineone.net
    Area: Hampshire & West Sussex
  4. Brian Gleeson
    Telephone: 01287 634856
    E-mail Address: b.gleeson@ntlworld.com
    Area: Cleveland, County Durham, Tyne & Wear
  5. Ian and Denise Tapscott
    Telephone: 01458 250564
    Email: et@tapscott.co.uk
    Area: Somerset, Bristol, Bath & Avon, Gloucestershire
  6. Cliff West
    Telephone: 01566 778939
    Area: Cornwall, Devon & Dorset
  7. Bill Smith
    Telephone: 07772 521265
    E-mail Address: smith@wandfire.com
    Area: Surrey & East Sussex
  8. Iain Taylor
    Telephone: 07983 168131
    Area: East Anglia – Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire
  9. Derek Lambourne
    Telephone: 01455 290978
    Area: Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire
  10. John & Margaret Fullalove
    Telephone: 01524 418383
    E-mail Address: thehebrideanexperience@live.co.uk
    Area: Lancashire & Cumbria
  11. John Wilde
    Telephone: 07958 129190
    Email: jono_o_wilde@yahoo.co.uk
    Area: Lincolnshire, Rutland, Bedfordshire
  12. Hugh Jenkins
    Telephone: 01737 832880
    Email: topdrinkskent@gmail.com
    Area: Kent

SCOTLAND

  1. Anne Connor
    Telephone: 01505 502504
    E-mail Address: info@anneconnorpromotions.com
    Area – Renfrewshire, Lanarkshire & Aberdeen
  2. Jamie Stevenson
    Telephone: 01875 852819
    E-mail Address: stevenson999@btinternet.com
    Area – East Lothian, Scottish Borders, Central Scotland

 

 

 

 

Show Distributors-New territories available for 2015…

Show Distributors Wanted-New territories available

Most of our Show Distributors Earn between £5,000 and £10,000 per year by selling our range of Spirits & Liqueurs at consumer shows. To achieve this level of income most of our Show Distributors will work on average, two days per month.

New territories now available for Show Distributors are:

  1. Wiltshire and Berkshire
  2. Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire
  3. Essex
  4. Hereford & Worcester  and Birmingham
  5. Cheshire, Shropshire and Manchester
  6. North Wales
  7. SouthWales
  8. Northumberland & Scottish Borders
  9. Perthshire, Tayside, Central Scotland

London is an open area – any Distributor can book and attend shows as the area is so big and the number of events so many.

Business Summary

Hebridean Spirits & Liqueurs sell direct to the public at consumer shows all around Great Britain, via Show Distributors.

View our brands on our Website:

www.hebridean-liqueurs.co.uk

The benefits of owning and running one of our Show Distributor businesses are:

Ø     Pre-start meeting to discuss Show plans and experience the brands

Ø     Steady, regular income from selling direct to consumers

Ø     In business for yourself, but not by yourself – we help you to get started and there is no pressure on you to sell more or do extra events

Ø     Designated area with full training package

Ø     Free Distributor Training Day including Accommodation, Dinner, Breakfast and refreshments – meet other Distributors and exchange sales ideas

Ø     Good margins – tasting stock supplied free so your markup is protected

Ø     No purchase or ongoing fees – all you pay for is the stock

Ø     Additional profitable mail order and Internet business

Ø     Money back guarantee on unsold stock

 

What else do I need to know about how this all works?

No licence fees or ongoing marketing charges to pay

The Show Distributor signs Licence to sell our Brands in a specified area

All the materials required to sell the Liqueurs at a show are supplied, free of charge:

o Graphics and marketing materials

o Sample glasses and sample bottles of spirits & liqueurs

o Bags for the customers to take their purchases home

o Branded clothing to establish a professional image

The Show Distributor chooses which shows to attend, pays for them and obtains a liquor licence as appropriate. We help with this and it is a straightforward process.

Orders stock from the Hebridean Spirits & Liqueurs to be delivered prior to each show.

Depending on the size and number of shows the Show Distributor is attending, an outlay of £2,000 to £3,000 is required to get started and to keep trading.

All stock is paid for prior to each show and are delivered to you free of charge.

We offer a full sale or return guarantee on all stock.

What type of person is a Show Distributor?

Perhaps between jobs, have some spare time, retired or semi-retired with a desire to do something fun to stay busy and earn some extra income. The difference here is that as a Show Distributor, you have control over when you attend events – no-one else decides when you are to work.

Maybe working full time but looking for extra cash to make ends meet and able to spare one or two days a month at weekends.

Someone who;

  • would like an independent income
  • enjoys meeting people at Fetes/Craft Fairs and getting paid for it
  • owns a business and has time for another business

Occupations of our Show Distributors include Headmaster, Petrol station owner, Salesman, Computer analyst, Policeman, Business owner, Promotional staff company owner, Warehouse Manager, IT Manager, Ex Forces

If you are interested please call 01436-679935 and ask for Roy Lewis, or send an Email to roylewis@hebridean-liqueurs.co.uk

Still looking for great people – new areas now available for upcoming shows and events

Still looking for great people to join our team of Show Distributors throughout Britain. Earn money and enjoy yourself doing it. Involves selling Spirits & Liqueurs that we either own or make.

Show Distributors Wanted-New Areas Released

Most of our Show Distributors Earn between £5,000 and £10,000 per year by selling our range of Spirits & Liqueurs at consumer shows. To achieve this level of income most of our Show Distributors will work, on average, two days per month.

Areas now available for new Show Distributors are:

London – any Show Distributor can book shows in London as there are so many – still need Distributors to cover North East and South East

The following counties already have a Show Distributor in place. More Show Distributors are needed to attend the number of shows coming up;

Oxfordshire

Warwickshire

Northamptonshire

Isle of Wight

The following Areas are available on an Exclusive basis;

Essex

Hertfordshire

Buckinghamshire

Lincolnshire, Humberside

Cheshire & North Wales

Hereford & Worcester, Mid Wales

Northumberland & Scottish Borders

Perthshire, Tayside, Central Scotland

 

Business Summary

Hebridean Spirits & Liqueurs sell direct to the public at consumer shows all around Great Britain, via Show Distributors.

View our brands on our Website:

www.hebridean-liqueurs.co.uk

The benefits of owning and running one of our Show Distributor businesses are:

Ø     Pre-start meeting to discuss Show plans and experience the brands

Ø     Steady, regular income from selling direct to consumers

Ø     In business for yourself, but not by yourself – we help you to get started and there is no pressure on you to sell more or do extra events

Ø     Designated area with full training package

Ø     Free Distributor Training Day including Accommodation, Dinner, Breakfast and refreshments – meet other Distributors and exchange sales ideas

Ø     Good margins – tasting stock supplied free so your markup is protected

Ø     No purchase or ongoing fees – all you pay for is the stock

Ø     Additional profitable mail order and Internet business

Ø     Money back guarantee on unsold stock

 

What else do I need to know about how this all works?

No licence fees or ongoing marketing charges to pay – not like a Franchise

The Show Distributor signs Licence to sell our Brands in a specified area.

All the materials required to sell the Liqueurs at a show are supplied, free of charge:

o Graphics and marketing materials

o Sample glasses and sample bottles of spirits & liqueurs

o Bags for the customers to take their purchases home

o Branded clothing to establish a professional image

The Show Distributor chooses which shows to attend, pays for them and obtains a liquor licence as appropriate. We help with this and it is a straightforward process.

Orders stock from the Hebridean Spirits & Liqueurs to be delivered some days prior

to each show.

Depending on the size and number of shows the Show Distributor is attending, an outlay of £2,000 to £3,000 is required to get started and to keep trading.

All liqueurs are paid for prior to each show and are delivered to you free of charge.

We offer a full sale or return guarantee on all stock.

What type of person is a Show Distributor?

Perhaps between jobs, have some spare time, retired or semi-retired with a desire to do something fun to stay busy and earn some extra income. The difference here is that as a Show Distributor, you have control over when you attend events – no-one else decides when you are to work.

Maybe working full time but looking for extra cash to make ends meet and able to spare one or two days a month at weekends.

Someone who is not working and wants independent income or perhaps saving for a new car or holiday.

Somebody who enjoys meeting people at Fetes/Craft Fairs and getting paid for it.

Somebody who owns a business and has time for another business.

Occupations of our Show Distributors include Headmaster, Petrol station owner, Salesman, Computer analyst, Policeman, Business owner, Promotional staff company owner, Warehouse Manager, IT Manager, Ex Forces

If you are interested please call 01436-679935 and ask for Roy Lewis, or send an Email to roylewis@hebridean-liqueurs.co.uk

Show Distributors – 9 areas available – see list below…

Looking for active, responsible people to take on Exclusive areas to sell our range of Spirits and Liqueurs, including Single Cask Malt Whiskies that are only sold via our Show Distributor network at events in UK.

Show Distributors Wanted

Most of our Show Distributors Earn £5k to £10k per year by selling at consumer events. To achieve this level of income most of our Show Distributors will work two days per month.

Areas still available are:

London – free area – any Show Distributor can book shows in London as there are so many

Kent

Essex

Hertfordshire

Buckinghamshire

Lincolnshire, Humberside

Cheshire & North Wales

Hereford & Worcester, Mid Wales

Northumberland & Scottish Borders

Perthshire, Tayside, Central Scotland

 

Business Opportunity Summary

Hebridean Spirits & Liqueurs sell direct to the public at consumer shows via Show Distributors, all round Great Britain.

View our brands on our Website:

www.hebridean-liqueurs.co.uk

The benefits of owning and running one of our Show Distributor businesses are:

Ø     Pre-start meeting to discuss Show plans and experience the brands

Ø     Steady, regular income from selling direct to consumers

Ø     In business for yourself, but not by yourself – we help you to get started

Ø     Exclusive area with full training package

Ø     Free Distributor Training Day including Accommodation, Dinner, Breakfast and refreshments – meet other Distributors and exchange sales ideas

Ø     Good margins – tasting stock supplied free so your markup is protected

Ø     No purchase or ongoing fees – all you pay for is the stock

Ø     Additional profitable mail order and Internet business

Ø     Money back guarantee on unsold stock – you can get your money back

 

What’s involved? No licence fees or ongoing marketing charges to pay.

The Show Distributor signs Licence to sell our Brands in a specified area.

All the materials required to sell the Liqueurs at a show are supplied, free of charge:

o Graphics and marketing materials

o Sample glasses and sample bottles of all liqueurs

o Bags for the customers to take the liqueurs home in

o Branded clothing to establish a professional image

The Show Distributor chooses which shows to attend and pays for them and obtains a liquor licence as appropriate. We help with this and it is a straightforward process.

Orders stock from the Hebridean Spirits & Liqueurs to be delivered some days prior

to each show.

Depending on the size and number of shows the Show Distributor is attending, an outlay of £2,000 to £3,000 is required to get started and to keep trading.

All liqueurs are paid for prior to each show and are delivered to you free of charge.

We offer a full sale or return guarantee on all stock.

 

What type of person is a Show Distributor?

Perhaps between jobs, have some spare time, retired or semi-retired with a desire to do something fun to stay busy and earn some extra income. The difference here is that as a Show Distributor, you have control over when you attend events – no-one else decides when you are to work.

Maybe working full time but looking for extra cash to make ends meet and able to spare one or two days a month at weekends.

Someone who is not working and wants independent income or perhaps saving for a new car or holiday.

Somebody who loves meeting people and attending Fetes/Craft Fairs and getting paid for it.

Somebody who owns a business and has time for another business.

Occupations of our Show Distributors include Headmaster, Petrol station owner, Salesman, Computer analyst, Policeman, Business owner, Promotional staff company owner, Warehouse Manager, IT Manager, Ex Forces

If you are interested please call 01436-679935 and ask for Roy Lewis, or send an Email to roylewis@hebridean-liqueurs.co.uk

Show Distributors – still a few areas left…

A few areas still left for new Show Distributors to sell our spirits & liqueurs to consumers at events

Show Distributors Wanted

Most of our Show Distributors Earn £5k to £10k per year by selling at public events. To achieve this level of income most of our Show Distributors will work two days per month.

Areas still available are:

Kent, London

Essex, Hertfordshire, London

Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, London

Lincolnshire, Humberside

Cheshire, Manchester, Liverpool & North Wales

Hereford & Worcester, South Wales

Northumberland & Scottish Borders

Perthshire, Tayside, Central Scotland

 

Hebridean Spirits & Liqueurs sell direct to the public at consumer shows via Show Distributors, all round Great Britain.

View our brands on our Website: www.hebridean-liqueurs.co.uk

The benefits of owning and running one of our Show Distributor businesses are:

Ø     Pre-start meeting to discuss Show plans and experience the brands

Ø     Steady, regular income from selling direct to consumers

Ø     In business for yourself, but not by yourself – we help you to get started

Ø     Exclusive area with full training package carried out at a Show

Ø     Free Distributor Training Day including Accommodation, Dinner, Breakfast and refreshments – meet other Distributors and exchange sales ideas

Ø     Good margins – tasting stock supplied free so your margin is protected

Ø     No purchase or ongoing fees – all you pay for is the stock

Ø     Additional profitable mail order business

Ø     Money back guarantee on unsold stock – you can get your money back

 

What’s involved? No licence fees or ongoing marketing charges to pay.

The Show Distributor signs Licence to sell our Brands in a specified area.

All the materials required to sell the Liqueurs at a show are supplied, free of charge:

o Graphics and marketing materials

o Sample glasses and sample bottles of all liqueurs

o Bags for the customers to take the liqueurs home in

o Branded clothing to establish a professional image

The Show Distributor chooses which shows to attend and pays for them and obtains a liquor licence as appropriate. We help with this and it is a straightforward process.

Orders stock from the Hebridean Spirits & Liqueurs to be delivered some days prior

to each show.

Depending on the size and number of shows the Show Distributor is attending, an outlay of £2,000 to £3,000 is required to get started and to keep trading.

All liqueurs are paid for prior to each show and are delivered to you free of charge.

We offer a full sale or return guarantee on all stock.

 

What type of person is a Show Distributor?

Perhaps between jobs, have some spare time, retired or semi-retired with a desire to do something fun to stay busy and earn some extra income. The difference here is that as a Show Distributor, you have control over when you attend events – no-one else decides when you are to work.

Maybe working full time but looking for extra cash to make ends meet and able to

spare one or two days a month at weekends.

Someone who is not working and wants independent income or perhaps saving for a new car or holiday.

Somebody who loves meeting people and attending Fetes/Craft Fares and getting paid for it.

Somebody who owns a business and has time for another business.

Occupations of our Show Distributors include Headmaster, Petrol station owner, Salesman, Computer analyst, Policeman, Business owner, Promotional staff company owner, Warehouse Manager

Areas still available are:

Kent, London

Essex, Hertfordshire, London

Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, London

Lincolnshire, Humberside

Cheshire, Manchester, Liverpool & North Wales

Hereford & Worcester, South Wales

Northumberland & Scottish Borders

Perthshire, Tayside, Central Scotland

 

If you are interested please call 01436-679935 and ask for Roy Lewis, or send an Email to roylewis@hebridean-liqueurs.co.uk