These past few months have shaken us all. As things start to calm down and go back to some sense of normality, we’ve realised how much has changed over the past few months, and so as a team, we’ve taken the opportunity to reflect. This period of stillness has required us as individuals to strip back our lives to what is most important. And as a business, we’ve had to revisit our plans for growth and progression, as we know that the world can’t return to ‘business as usual’, and to be honest we are ready for something different.
As we approach our 4th Birthday we are eternally grateful to all of who have helped get us here. It is not the norm to survive in this industry, and we can honestly say we’ve loved every minute and can barely believe that we are entering our 5th year. It is the spirit of fun, inquisitivity, creativity, and authenticity that keep us feeling young, and we will keep that close as we voyage on.
The Strawberry Thief has always strived to create an inclusive environment that is safe, relaxed, and non-judgemental! We feel deeply passionate that from the off-set every customer should feel invited and welcome, so that your stay with us is what you need it to be, whether that be for an after-work jaunt or for a special occasion.
We’ve always pushed to be a positive ambassador for progressive conversation. Conversations help us see what was, help us reflect on where we are now, and allow us to explore what might be and how we can embody the new. We see ourselves as a wholesome team, we all care and look after each other and we hope that seeps through into the way that you are greeted and looked after within our cosy bar.
We will also commit to:
Re-evaluating our own ethos, and those of the brands and people that we invest our love into.
Becoming a net-zero carbon company in 2021, a feat that will require us to make choices and take action, and to be an ambassador for the planet.
Holding ourselves accountable and for this moment of post-covid-19 reflections, to not become an artifact.
We’ve taken this time to polish up that cosy interior, create new and safe systems and procedures, and we now cannot wait to welcome you through our doors again! More on that to follow, but for now, look after yourselves and each other, and know that we are always happy to lend an ear or a hand.
The Strawberry Thief Team