Bridal Beauty Event - Upstairs@PJtaste

Beauty in the eye of the empowered Sheffield female business owners!

 Tracy Saleh from PJ taste with Nina Brown of Bite Sized Beauty

Tracy Saleh from PJ taste with Nina Brown of Bite Sized Beauty

When Tracy from PJ taste met Nina from BitesizeBeauty.com at a Business Sheffield telephone sales course, who knew they would be supporting each other just four weeks later? 

“I knew as soon as I heard Nina's business plan I wanted to work together on an event” said Tracy. “She was so passionate about her new business which she had just started with long time work colleague and friend Sharron. We have the facilities to hold events at our new venue, Upstairs@PJtaste, and Bitesized Beauty has amazing knowledge and talent”.

The excitement increased as Tracy and Nina along with fellow make-up artist Sheldon from Beyond Reflections planned an afternoon Bridal Beauty showcase.  They recruited two other start-up businesses, Shona Belch from Tysie97 a recently self employed hair and lashes stylist along with Charlene Brand from Wellness Spa Therapy.

PJ taste Brides, Mothers of the Brides and Bridesmaids were invited to the event which took place on Sunday the 8th April. Each business gave demonstrations with guests taking the opportunity of a complete make-over.  Sharron shared her top 10 tips including best buys, diet, good sleeping advice, skin care, relaxation and also preparing those hands and feet for the all-important wedding day photographs.The event was a great success generating new sales opportunities for all the businesses.  Sharron and Nina are keen to host another event focusing on the female menopause and how diet and holistic therapy can play a positive role. 

Nina commented, “We are big fans of Business Sheffield events and our Bridal Beauty Event shows how these networking opportunities kick-start new and exciting initiatives.

"The event was really useful as a  bride-to-be as everyone was so helpful and friendly. Nina and Sharron were very approachable and genuine. No question seemed silly to ask and they were so knowledgeable. It was great to have time to chat to all the different professionals and to get some handy tips about preparing for a wedding. They all were very professional and seemed to really care about making us fell ready for the big day! I really enjoyed the talks and demonstrations and the fact you could ask as many questions as you wanted! I would definitely recommend the event to any bride-to-be or for that matter, anyone wanting to know more about how to look after their body and makeup" Thank you for organising it, I had a great time! Charlotte 

"We had a lovely time thanks - hope you did too!  "We had a great afternoon at PJ Taste's wedding hair and beauty event. We enjoyed chatting with the experts, and I had the chance to have my hair styled as well. I loved it so much I even kept it in the next day!" Emma Cryan

 

Anyone interested should check out the businesses online presence for great introductory offers

Amazing beauty packages available at bitesizebeauty.com

bitesizebeauty.com

Wellness Spa Therapies & Personalised Pamper Parties (Find Charlene Brand on Facebook)

Tysie97 - Contact Shona for hair and lashes on 07584 658885

Beyond Reflections - find Sheldon Marsden of Facebook

 

 

Chocolate and Cocktail demonstration in Sheffield

Enjoy an evening making delicious chocolates and learning to mix a range of cocktails in the comfort of our meeting, dining and event venue on Staniforth road in Sheffield. Thursday Evening 8th March 6.30pm for 7pm 

 PJ taste espresso chocolate martini cocktail

PJ taste espresso chocolate martini cocktail

Join us for a relaxed evening Upstairs@PJtaste immersing yourself in a world of chocolate and cocktails!  Our demonstration will include the chance to get hands making chocolates and mixing cocktails!
Your PJ hosts will guide you through the tempering of chocolate, using moulds to make delicious pralines as well as mixing some iconic and locally inspired PJ taste cocktails and Flairing Demonstrations. Thursday 8th March 2018, 6.30pm for 7.00pm £18 per person

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Unique conference and training venue in Sheffield

Located in Attercliffe just a few minutes drive from Sheffield city centre, Upstairs@PJtaste offers a flexible meeting, dining and event space.  Ideal for conferences, company presentations and training courses our on site chefs serve delicious locally sourced food.

Seating up to 120 people theatre style or up to 100 for lunch or dinner dining we can create unique menus and packages depending on your conference theme or celebratory event.

We have some free parking which can be reserved in advance as well as plenty of free on street parking.  Sheffield's supertram stops a couple of minutes walk away at the Woodburn Road stop and bus routes are available outside the building.

A successful meeting and networking event at our dining and training centre in Sheffield

Our event space today hosted another successful meeting with a group of Sheffield based small business owners.  Brought together by Andy Hanselman the subject covered was recruitment and retention.  Presentations were given by Louise from Benchmark Recruit and by Bhayani Law.  We received lovely comments on both the quality of the food and the attention to detail with which we have refurbished the meeting room.

 Delegates from Andy Hanselman's Connect 6 group enjoy the presentations

Chef Lee prepared delicious vegan muffins as a welcome treat and a hot lunch of chicken with mozzarella.

The ideal Meeting Room in Sheffield

What makes the ideal Meeting Room?  From our years of experience of catering for a huge range of meetings in Sheffield at many diverse locations here are our top 10 ten factors to consider. 

Our special 11th factor just for January and February this year is FREE ROOM HIRE at our own meeting, dining and event space in Attercliffe, Sheffield.  See here for details.

 Meeting with refreshments in progress - Upstairs@PJtaste 54 Staniforth Road, Sheffield.

Meeting with refreshments in progress - Upstairs@PJtaste 54 Staniforth Road, Sheffield.

  • Is it necessary?  Before selecting a venue a key question is what is the purpose of the meeting.  Could everybody save time by not actually holding it or could a "Virtual Meeting" be held or even the good old fashioned telephone put to use?
     
  • Location.  Having decided it is beneficial to get together face to face the geographical location becomes an important consideration.  However, its not always a case of making it the most convenient venue for the majority.  I remember when working in Scotland for Bass Taverns the meetings I attended were all in Birmingham necessitating a long jouney for the smaller Scottish contingent.  An enlighted Director once decided to turn the tables and organised an Edinburgh meeting.  Not only were the Scottish managers grateful but they enjoyed showing off their city and the other delegates appreciated the change of scenery.
     
 The Peak District National Park - one great reason to choose Sheffield as a location

The Peak District National Park - one great reason to choose Sheffield as a location

  • Size of the venue.  A trick of PR agencies is to cram a small space with lots of people to ensure all the pictures show how well attended the event was!  Not a great idea for productive meetings where people need plenty of space to feel comfortable.  This extends to allow areas for networking and break out spaces for refreshments leaving the tables for formal meetings and business sessions separate.
     
  • Flexibility of the venue.  Having the ability to set up the room in a variety of layouts is useful along with the flexibility of the venue owners to change this rapidly and possibily mid conference is also useful.  The audio visual support should also be adaptable to work equally well in each format.  As caterers we also appreciate the need for adaquate space to set up refreshments and lunches preferably in a way which does not disturb the meeting in progress.
  • Food and Drink.  Often the most keenly anticipated part of any meeting, conference or training session!  Good food delivered in a timely fashion combined with warm personal service skills can make or break the success of an event.  Look for a proven track record of quality from the caterers, what their food hygiene status is (local authority inspection results for over 1/2 million restaurants and caterers can be found here) and if they have experience of delivering the type, quality and scale for your event.  Ideally the caterer should be making food from scratch, using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients.  Having some unique products as well as good sustainability credentials is also a bonus, as is there ability to cater seamlessly for any special dietary requirements.
 PJ taste's Sheffield Egg - always a lunch time favourite

PJ taste's Sheffield Egg - always a lunch time favourite

  • Wall Space.  Perhaps a lesser consideration but any good training event should generate plenty of flip chart sheets for display.  Flat and avaialble wall space on which to display is useful along with the blessing of the venue owner for plentiful use of blu tack!
     
  • People.  We all like to deal with people who get the job done efficiently but the really excellent providers are those who make it a pleasure.  Its worth seeking out venues where the team in charge not only fit your needs but are able to anticipate, tailor their product espcially for you and delight.  At PJ taste we have been lucky enough to work with Andy Hanselman and strive to embody his 7 characteristics of a 3D business in everything we do.
     
  • Licensing and additional services.  In order to serve alcohol, play live music or show film a venue must have the appropriate license from the local authority.  These can be useful adjuncts for a venue as can their flexibility to provide for one off requests.  As an example at a recent event for Tesco held in our venue Upstairs@PJtaste we sent out for more helium when the organisers supply for her gold ballons failed!
 The PJ taste team posing with one of the business's electric delivery vehicles

The PJ taste team posing with one of the business's electric delivery vehicles

  • Transport Links.  Rather than relying on cars as the only feasible means of access having good public transport links is sensible.  Being on a tram, train and bus route gives delegates the opportunity to leave the car at home and perhaps enjoy that complementary drink inbtoi the bargain.
     
  • Quiet with no disturbances.  For most meetings where the business outcomes are important, large picture windows onto interesting scenes are not necessarily going to be the most productive.  Likewise noise pollution from ajoining rooms, external building works and noisy caterers are also to be avoided.
 Always a good question to pose at the end of a meeting!

Always a good question to pose at the end of a meeting!

Meeting, Dining and Event Venue - Our Launch Party - Upstairs@PJtaste

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We were proud that on the 3rd November Sheffield's Lord Mayor, Councillor Anne Murphy, took the time to help us officially mark the opening of our refurbished meeting, dining and event space. 

With an audience of invited local Sheffield people representing the people who had worked on the project, past staff and customers we enjoyed a PJ taste afternoon tea and a sparkling toast made with local foraged cherry vodka.

Guests included Chris Wade from Architects Burnell Biercliffe, Stephen Thompson from Moss Valley Fine Foods, Jill White from Andy Hanselman Consulting and Ollie Allen the talented young carpenter who designed and installed the ash stair rail.  Paul and Rob Rogers the main builders were also present and without their dedication many of the clever design features would not have been included.  Indeed the Lord Major commented on how impressed she was that the refurbishment had embraced all things Sheffield which extended to the Daniels Bros who made the tables from reused pallets at the Portland Works and even the sound system which was made by Cloud Electronics based 200 yards from the premises on Staniforth Road!

Peter Moulam who along with John Fitzpatrick formed the company in 2006 said “After many years providing creative locally sourced food at venues throughout the city its great to be planning events in our own space. Having full control of the food, service and venue we can really push the boundaries to showcase our trademark locally sourced and increasingly own grown produce. We are looking forward to hosting a range of local business meetings, training events and presentations as well as private dining, weddings and parties. Our full liquour and entertainment license along with our flexible and individual approach will give our guests the great choice.

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The final detail of the whole project was the bespoke ash handrail made to complete the new staircase. Sourcing most of the wood from PJ taste's own plot and from a forest garden in Doncaster and Ollie Allen a talented local tradesman designed and installed this impressive feature. Using this project as part of his portfolio it was great to see him winning the Carpenter of the Year 2017.