coffee for social events

Congregation of inspiration

holly & Co

Summer 2018/2019/2020


We were stoked that we received the call from the team behind Holly &Co, to have the opportunity to work with Holly Tucker MBE, c/o not on the high street, Holly & Co. We used our coffee for social events services to support the inspirational ‘Congregation of Inspiration’ conference / event held in September each year.
Dubbed the best ‘Creative Small Business Event in the UK’, The Congregation of Inspiration is a business event like no other. Bringing creativity and tangible business advice together, in one beautiful and inspiring place.

The brief was clear and simple, 500 guests from small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurial men and woman alike to be served speciality coffee, tea and hot chocolates with minimal waiting time so that they can network and swap stories. A service of cocktails was to also commence once the final talk of the day had finished.

Our Response

We knew that this was going to be a fast and furious event with guests requiring liquid refreshment quickly and in short break periods.
We agreed that a large team was required to ensure we could provide the slick and consistent service that Henry’s have been renowned for.

We provided Three espresso machines, six coffee grinders, eight staff members and three coffee bars.
Two of the coffee bars we provided were specifically designed for this event and used a solid oak work top and oak effect bar frontage that was branded when the equipment was delivered the day before the event commenced.

The bespoke oak bars were used for the cocktail party that concluded the event and had the clock against us to completely remove the espresso machine equipment ready for the arrival of the guests for the party.

The event was being held in the basement of …… church and had to make sure our planning to remove the equipment was done efficiently and quietly as we had to pass the main auditorium area and not disrupt the final talk of the day.
The event was a roaring success, 3500 hot beverages, 985 alcoholic beverages and 126 mocktails were served throughout the day.


“Henrys team’s attention to detail, smooth customer service and outstanding barista skills made sure every element of our event was a huge success. From the beginning Henrys worked with us to develop a coffee bar set up that would suit our needs.
Great company to work with”

– Meg

Cocktails & Catering
Social Events