inclusive office drinks delivery london

Why are company benefits still important?

Do you remember the reason you were excited when you landed your most recent position? We all want to work in place that aligns with our values and where we can bring our “whole selves” to work. We want to work in place that values our skills and also has a little bit of fun. Did you check out the salary, employee benefits and look at what kind of culture the company had?

An inclusive company culture is important more than ever. We just have to look at the dreadful news headlines! Every employee wants to work in place where their talents and skills are recognised, there is room for progression and the workplace culture values their individuality. It is easy to think that rewards, and employee engagement are expensive and not worth investing in. However as every business knows, it is expensive to recruit people! It is therefore desirable to retain employees.

Here are a couple of tips to make employees feel valued:

Create a respectful and diverse workplace

Creating a workplace that values diversity and values inclusion, is something that starts with your recruitment process, company policies and workplace socials.  

Publicly say, “Thank you”

Everyone likes to receive positive feedback and praise. Find opportunities to recognise an individual or a team’s success both internally within the company and publicly.

Employee Benefits

We all like to get a “little bit extra”! Remember benefits come in all sizes. Typical benefits include pension schemes and childcare schemes. Get creative, learning a development opportunities, team socials and charitable partnerships all get employees engaged.

Have Fun!

We believe that work should be more social experience. Work place socials can aid people getting to know each other. Social learning experiences where colleagues share knowledge at an informal events are also great for confidence building and knowledge transfer. We also believe that celebrating success is important and this can be aided by celebration socials!

DrinksBot is on a mission to create happy working people and workplaces. DrinksBot provides an inclusive selection of craft drinks directly delivered to the Offices and Co-working Spaces of London. We believe that inclusivity is so important in creating a good workplace culture. We believe no-one should be excluded from work socials. Which is why we deliver the full spectrum of drinks from non-alcoholic, low alcoholic and adult soft drinks. We provide a one-stop shop for all your office event needs. Did you know? We can also form part of your employee benefits package and provide a selection of craft drinks for daily consumption. We can keep your drinks fridge stocked up and deliver to your Office on a regular basis. We’re an innovative company that helps your company to provide an inclusive office drinks experience. We provide a wide selection of craft drinks including: beer, wine, cava, cider, kombucha, low alcoholic beer and adult soft drinks. We know that managing requirements such as vegan, low sugar and teetotal can be daunting. Don’t just go for something ordinary, let us bring you great flavours and taste from our curated craft drinks selection. We have got drinks packages that we can make bespoke for your events. We know that “drinks” are more than just “drinks”, by this we mean that they are an opportunity, to celebrate success, say “thank you”, to learn from each other and to engage with awesome people that could be future colleagues. We know that you are proud of your company and that you definitely want to share it’s expertise with others, we can help you provide the perfect meetup experience. Let us be your drinks cater for your meetups, office socials and conferences. We know that there can be a need for speed, so let us know if you need our drinks delivered on-demand to your London Office. Finally, we don’t yet deliver by Robot, but you might like to make friends with our friendly Drinks Robot!



A different kind of drinks culture?

It’s getting to that time of year, which you either love or hate. The time of year where if you love a good social you’ll be gearing up to go to as many festive parties as one can possibly handle. Or if you hate this sort of thing you’ll be looking for excuses not join in or at the very least show your face and make a very hasty exit!

With the rise of co-working spaces and people enjoying the benefits of working in more relaxed spaces that include hospitality facilities. A co-working culture has emerged where the expectation is that working in an open plan environment individuals and companies will reap the benefits of working in a more dynamic and social environment. It is great that individuals are taking advantage of the ability to be more social and creative at work. There are now many opportunities to use the work space to have socials, celebrate success and to share knowledge through meetups and events. By extension work is getting more social.

What is interesting about this trend is that whilst work is getting more social, not as much has consideration has been given as it if the socials that are being organised are doing enough to bring people together in a way that is inclusive. It would remiss not mention that Millennials are changing habits in the workplace. One thing that is striking is the number of people that are teetotal or simply drinking less. According to Mintel’s Drinks Review 27% of Britons say they are drinking more low or no-alcohol drinks.

In my own experience what has struck me is this change in drinking habits has been subtle. I go to a lot of events, meetups and networking events. On one occasion I attended an event where the organiser had provided food and drink for the attendees. What was interesting was the beer came around first and the soft drinks were left out of sight. This was of course not intentional, but I noticed that it did make some the attendees feel excluded. I asked the organiser if I could hand out soft drinks to help them. When I started to hand out the soft drinks some of the attendees perked up as they realised that had not been forgotten!

At the heart DrinksBot is inclusion. We want the drinks that are served at office events in London to bring people, teams and companies together. We want work socials to be enjoyable, fun and an opportunity enjoy different flavours and tastes. We provide an office drinks delivery service that provides a curated selection drinks that includes alcoholic, low alcoholic, low sugar and vegan friendly drinks. We know individuality and personal choice are what makes us different, but it need not separate us. We have office event drinks packages to suit a wide range of tastes and we feel provides a better work social. Our curated craft drinks range includes: wine, cava, beer, cider, kombucha, sparkling water, flavoured tonic water and adult soft drinks. We have a Slack Chatbot which is our on-demand drinks delivery service for small office socials coming online soon. We are drinks caterers for meetups, conferences and office socials. We’re flexible so if you just want craft beer or soft drinks delivered to your Office we’ve got you covered. We’re your full end to end drinks event service, so you want us to bring bar service, we can! Finally, we’ve got everything you need for the perfect inclusive drinks event and a Drinks Robot to serve your drinks!