New events roster helps brew community spirit

Local coffee company Paddy & Scott’s have given their Ipswich café a new lease of life as an events space.

General manager Rebecca Shepherd was appointed last year as Paddy & Scott’s sought to adapt to the huge post-Covid impact on hospitality and customers’ hybrid working arrangements.

Now their Waterfront Café has been adapted to host events such as the Latte Art Throwdown competition, in partnership with Moma – The Craft Oat Co., which offered local baristas the chance to showcase their artistic skills and win a Sage Bambino coffee machine.

Marketing Meet-Ups are also held several times a year, featuring guest speakers from industry experts such as Bumble and Innocent, who share their social media experiences in a relaxed, open forum, for the benefit of the local marketing community.

Another highlight was the annual Nourish Food and Drink Innovation Conference, where 200 guests enjoyed local produce while listening to keynote speakers and attending breakout workshops.

Charlotte-Louise Beach, from Tastebuds says, “I had the most magical time at the conference, and I’d say 85% of it was down to Paddy & Scott’s. We felt so well looked after, Rebecca and her team were incredible! Here’s to hopefully more events together in the future.”

Manager Rebecca says, “We are so fortunate to open our doors out to the beautiful Marina, so we thought, why not share that in a positive way for everyone to enjoy?

“Bringing communities together where we can work together, educate one another, and form friendships is worth doing.

“It’s inspiring to see companies focusing on the importance of bringing everyone together. It’s a great boost for Ipswich and local business.”

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