Month: August 2018

Lenzie Galafest Sponsor Profile – Secure Fire Protection Ltd

Lenzie Galafest Sponsor Profile – Secure Fire Protection Ltd

Secure Fire Protection Limited was founded in July 2014 and has been enjoying serving our ever growing client base since.
The company was started by Martin Williams following 7+ years’ employment with one of Britain’s largest fire safety companies. The level of training and experience gained was invaluable. From dealing with large national contracts to small independent companies, he learned the level of service should be kept at the highest standard no matter the size of client.
During his employment, the focus on customer service and building client relationships was noticeably lost and quickly replaced by a sales driven business. Uncomfortable and unhappy with the business changes and confident he could provide the level of quality and customer service the fire industry required, Secure Fire Protection Limited was born.

Services offered by Secure are:

Extinguisher Supply & Maintenance, Portable Appliance Testing, Fire Risk Assessments, Safety Signage Surveys and Fire Safety Training.

Lenzie Galafest Sponsor Profile – Billingtons

Lenzie Galafest Sponsor Profile – Billingtons

 

Billington’s is family owned and operated. They pride themselves on customer service, offering top quality products and value for money – they have over 25 years combined experience in making customers happy. Specialising in artisan and locally sourced products, they have an exciting deli counter with home-cooked meats, and a selection of amazing products sourced from all over the world.

Situated at 114 Kirkintilloch Road, Lenzie (next door to Lenzie Train Station), you will find an excellent range of wines, beers & spirits, not to mention Billington’s Ice Cream – hand mixed on a cold marble slab, with your choice of added toppings, from fresh berries to home-made tablet – a mouth watering treat for young and old.

Billingtons is multi award winning some of titles listed here.

https://www.billingtonsoflenzie.co.uk/

They have also collected Best Coffee Shop and Runner up Best Barista and Best Multiple Operator in Scotland at the Crema Awards 2018.

 

The Billingtons family were also awarded an honorary award at the 2018 Scottish Food Awards for services to the Hospitality industry for East Dunbartonshire.

Billingtons Coffee House was launched Feb 2017.

http://www.billingtonscoffeehouse.co.uk/

Lenzie Gin Launched June 2018

http://www.lenziegin.co.uk/

Lenzie Galafest Sponsor Profile – PSS Stonework and Landscaping

Lenzie Galafest Sponsor Profile – PSS Stonework and Landscaping

Established since 2015 PSS specialises in the erection, maintenance and restoration of new & existing stonework and block work. We also offer a hard landscaping service and with over 20 years’ combined experience we are known locally for providing an excellent service at competitive pricing.

Living in Lenzie for a number of years we have frequented the gala but probably never supported it as much as we should have.  Last year we decided to offer more support by taking a stall and hosting a competition to raise funds for the Beatson cancer charity.  This year we couldn’t wait to put even more weight behind the new format GalaFest as this is the one day where the community get to come together and celebrate our village.  With some great new features to attract all members of the community we are really excited to see what the future holds for the gala.  There is a phenomenal amount of work that goes on behind the scenes in order to organise the gala every year and our concern here at PSS is that if we don’t support the event as a community or local business then it will be removed from our annual events calendar which would be a real pity.

Next year we would love to see even more great acts on the stage, to have more local businesses supporting it and the community really getting behind the gala to help to build on it year on year.

To anyone that is thinking of becoming a friend of Lenzie GalaFest like we did then we would say go for it.  The community supports us by referring our name to neighbours, family and friends so by supporting the new format Lenzie GalaFest it allows us to demonstrate our appreciation for that and support Lenzie Community Council to deliver this event year on year.

Lenzie Galafest Sponsor Profile – Jones Engineering

Lenzie Galafest Sponsor Profile – Jones Engineering

what do you do?

We carry out all types of welding and mechanical repairs and also have a bespoke fabrication service.  To compliment this we also offer a sign writing service and can do all types of signs, vinyl graphics and

 

What’s your experience of the Lenzie gala day?

Lenzie Gala day has always been a favourite within the community and well attended if the weather is nice.  We like the idea of the new marquee feature which is sponsored by CODA estates as it means that not only are there great new artisan stalls being included but also we can shelter there if the weather decides to sabotage us on the day.

 

What do you think of the new and improved GalaFEST?

To be honest it is exciting. The gala has always been great but if there are any opportunities to change the offering and make it bigger and better then lets support it as a community by going along on the day or supporting as a business.

 

Why did you choose to offer your support to LCC to bring the GALA day to life?

There are a small number of people within our community who work very hard every year to make this event possible.  If we can support in any way then we will. After all we hope to enjoy it with our families for years to come and in order to make it bigger every year then taking a small sponsorship package really can make all the difference to making the event go ahead or not.  It is about community spirit, not just business.

 

What would you like to see next year?

We would like to see more stage acts and entertainment.

 

What would you say to anyone who is thinking of becoming a Friend of Lenzie GalaFest?

What have you got to lose?  Becoming a friend of Lenzie Galafest is a great way to let people know what we do but also that we are serious about supporting the community as well.

Lenzie Galafest Sponsor Profile – Cedar Nursery

Lenzie Galafest Sponsor Profile – Cedar Nursery

Cedar Nursery & After School Care is located in the heart of Lenzie and we provide high quality education and care for children aged to 2- 11 years.  We pride ourselves on being an active part of the community and building positive relationships with all the generations which have come through our doors. Our families positive feedback and comments are testament to our ongoing success.

We are proud to be a part of the Lenzie Gala, our children look forward to this community event which supports the children in understanding what it is like to be an active participant in local life.  They enjoy the fun aspect and sharing their stories at a later date with their peers at nursery and after school.

By supporting the Gala Day we hope to continue to integrate our nursery within the local community to raise our profile amongst new and existing families.

Lenzie Galafest Sponsor Profile – Browns Opticians

Lenzie Galafest Sponsor Profile – Browns Opticians

How long has your business been established in Lenzie?

We are a relatively new business/service in Lenzie as are only approaching our 2nd birthday. We live locally, and thoroughly enjoy being part of a wonderful community and to be able to provide eyecare services  is a bonus.

And what do you do?

At Browns Opticians, we are a family run optical practice with a strong bias on clinical excellence.  We provide eyecare services including eye tests, contact lenses, visual stress assessment, home visits and much more. Both my wife and myself are qualified independent prescribers meaning we can treat a range of eye conditions which may otherwise require a GP or hospital appointment.

We are passionate about improving the eye health of our patients, and ensure everyone receives the highest level of care with a tailored comprehensive eye test, and can provide outstanding eyewear if necessary.

What’s your experience of the Lenzie gala day?

Its a wonderful day out for the whole of the community.  Its always lovely to see people of all ages coming together and enjoying themselves. The addition of sunshine always adds to the day too.  Its a day to showcase what is great about Lenzie and creates a tremendous community environment.

Last year….

Sadly I was working last year so I missed it, but my 3 daughters and wife went along. My youngest is part of Lenzie Woodhead gymnastic club and always enjoys taking part in the annual displays at the gala.  We are all looking forward to spending the afternoon there this year.

Why did you choose to offer your support to LCC to bring the GALA day to life?

I feel its always important to support your local community and its good to know the people behind the businesses. The gala day is an opportunity to meet different people from across our community, and enable us to help support local people and not larger corporations.

What would you like to see next year?

Sunshine and no rain!

What would you say to anyone who is thinking of becoming a Friend of Lenzie GalaFest?

Don’t think about it…get involved and do it. Its a fantastic opportunity to get to know people and businesses in our community.  Theres so much to be gained and nothing to lose.  Lenzie’s a small town with a big heart and we’re proud to be part of it.

Anne Crombie-Brown

https://www.facebook.com/Brown-Opticians-Lenzie-528552723996088/?ref=br_rs

Lenzie Galafest Sponsor Profile – The Golden Pheasant

Lenzie Galafest Sponsor Profile – The Golden Pheasant

How long has your business been established in Lenzie?

The Golden Pheasant has been part of the local community for over 50 years. It has a vast and very interesting history. In its early life it was the only public house in the area, as Kirkintilloch was a dry town. It was, as you can imagine, an extremely busy place in those early days! Over the years Landlords have come and gone but thankfully the customers continue to frequent both the bar and restaurant. We took over the business in September 2013, following the Golden Pheasants sudden closure. The walls were vandalised, staff were left without wages & the loyal customers were without their treasured local pub. It was a bit of a mess! However, being a Lenzie family, we had great support from the locals from day one. We had the place up and running again in no time and haven’t looked back since!

And what do you do?

We are a bar & restaurant situated just outside Lenzie in the sleepy village of Auchinloch. Our bar area is very traditional in nature. We show all live sports, have a pool table and run regular entertainment. Our restaurant is family orientated and we focus on providing freshly prepared food. No frozen ping meals in this establishment! We use only local suppliers and all our butcher meat comes from fantastic local butcher S Collins & Son. We grow our own herbs and even have our own flock of hens which provide us with fresh eggs every morning. We really do try and go the extra mile!

What’s your experience of the Lenzie gala day?

Growing up in Lenzie myself I have extremely fond memories of Lenzie Gala Day! It was certainly something me and my friends looked forward to every year. The memory that probably stands out most was coming home with my very first pet, George the Goldfish, which I was lucky enough to win at one of the stalls! Overall it was a great day to catch up with all my friends and family who would always be there, come rain or shine. I even made the local paper one year with my Dad, see below for embarrassing picture!

 

 

 

 

 

What do you think of the new and improved GalaFEST?

I think it is great to see so much effort being put into the Gala Day! It is an invaluable day for the local community and has been for so many years. I am glad it is still going strong & is also being kept fresh with some new ideas and innovations. More participation from local organisations is exactly what the Gala needs and I am extremely grateful to have that opportunity.

 

Why did you choose to offer your support to LCC to bring the GALA day to life?

As a local business owner, I am very reliant on local support. Without it my business would not survive. Consequently, I try to be as involved as possible with the local community. I am always keen to give something back and show my appreciation for the custom I have received over the years. I think the Gala day represents a prime opportunity to do this.

What would you like to see next year?

I am going to reserve my comments here until after the event has taken place. I am sure there will be some elements of the event which will prove to be successful and as always there will be some lessons to be learned. I am happy to offer my insights at some point afterwards & hopefully can be involved next year at a slightly earlier stage of the planning process.

What would you say to anyone who is thinking of becoming a Friend of Lenzie GalaFest?

Get involved!!

Facebook.com/GoldenPheasant

www.thegoldenpheasant.co.uk

Instagram – thegoldenpheasantauchinloch

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186534-d3267314-Reviews-Golden_Pheasant_at_Auchinloch-Glasgow_Scotland.html

The Golden Pheasant is a family friendly bar and restaurant situated in the small village of Auchinloch, just outside of Lenzie. We provide freshly prepared food daily & pride ourselves on using only the finest locally sourced produce. As well as our cosy restaurant we have a lively bar area which hosts regular entertainment and shows all live football. We have close ties to the local community through our sponsorship of local football clubs Lenzie Thistle & Kirkintilloch Rob Roy & also support many local charities including the Tennis Aces.

Lenzie Galafest Sponsor Profile – Concept Blooms

Lenzie Galafest Sponsor Profile – Concept Blooms

How long has your business been established in Lenzie?

We have been operating as a florist for 5 years, working mostly in Wedding and Events. Our shop in Lenzie is our first retail premises and we have been opened since the beginning of July.

And what do you do?
We are a florist and gift shop providing fresh flower arrangements for special occasions, Weddings, Events and Funerals. We stock a wide range of gifts, cards etc.

What’s your experience of the Lenzie gala day?
We have both lived in Lenzie all of our lives ( 30+ years) and have fond memories growing up within the community. We would always look forward to the Lenzie Gala as it was always a great day with lots to do.

What do you think of the new and improved GalaFEST?
We admire that the GalaFEST is becoming more new and current to the next generation and keeping up with the currents trends.

Why did you choose to offer your support to LCC to bring the GALA day to life?
Being within Lenzie and enjoying the Gala all of our lives, when we opened the florist we were keen to become part of the community and give something back. now that we have the opportunity to do so . To be able to provide support to such a big event within our area is something that we feel passionate about and pleased to have the chance to do.

What would you say to anyone who is thinking of becoming a Friend of Lenzie GalaFest?
To be able to give something back and be part of your local community is rare, therefore if an opportunity comes up to be involved and see how much your support can help the community we would enthusiastically endorse that!

Concept Blooms of Lenzie
A florist and gift shop ran by two local sisters.
We provide fresh flowers, gifts, cards and much more.
We pride ourselves on being able to offer beautiful arrangements for all occasions, first class customer service and a friendly inviting place to visit, even if its just for a browse.
We also provide flowers for Weddings, Events, Funerals and all occasions.
www.conceptblooms.co.uk
facebook : @conceptblooms
instagram: conceptbloomsoflenzie

Lenzie Gin at Lenzie Galafest 2018!

Lenzie Gin at Lenzie Galafest 2018!

This years Galafest will feature Scotland’s latest Artisan Gin, Lenzie Gin. Proudly produced by award winning Deli Billingtons of Lenzie.

Owners Mark and Sue Billington took months researching the area, deciding on recipe and Sue even designed the label.

Mark said “We took inspiration from the botanicals that grow locally on Lenzie Moss, and decided on Bilberries and Cranberries as our leading botanicals in the gin along with 8 other to enhance this distinctive flavour”

The pair tried endless tonics and have paired with a Double Dutch Cranberry tonic which highlights the key flavours.

Exclusively available from Billington’s to sit in or by the Bottle, and from there online shop too.

Lenzie Gin will be on show at both the Lenzie Gala on 18th August and the Kirkintilloch whisky and Gin festival on 25th August.

https://www.facebook.com/lenziegin/

https://twitter.com/lenziegin?lang=en

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Lenzie Galafest Sponsor Profile – Robertson Homes

Lenzie Galafest Sponsor Profile – Robertson Homes

 

 

 

 

 

How long has your business been established in Lenzie?

We have a select development of 44 luxury homes at The Meadows, Lenzie. We started marketing these in 2018 and the development has proved highly popular, with over 50% already sold. A further release of 4 and 5 bedroom homes is imminent with two new showhomes scheduled for late summer.  Two bedroom luxury  apartments designed specifically for the prime market (those aged 50+) will also be available soon.

 

And what do you do?

We are multi-award winning housebuilders with more than 50 years’ experience of building elegant, comfortable homes in Scotland.

 

What’s your experience of the Lenzie gala day?

This is our first so we are very much looking forward to taking a presence

 

What do you think of the new and improved GalaFEST?

As relative newcomers to the local scene, we are very happy to come on board as sponsors and help to make the Lenzie Gala even bigger and better for all who come along.

 

Why did you choose to offer your support to LCC to bring the GALA day to life?

As a still family-owned company, Robertson Homes has a policy of getting directly involved with the communities we serve. We have already been able to support the Deafblind Centre in Lenzie and when we were approached re the Gala Day we were happy to assist.

 

What would you like to see next year?

The organising committee actively pursue opportunities to keep the event fresh and since this is our first time attending,  our ambitions are very simple; this year and next, let’s have a day of sunshine and fun.

 

What would you say to anyone who is thinking of becoming a Friend of Lenzie GalaFest?

The whole process has been friendly and informal. If you have a connection with Lenzie, you have to get involved with one of the most important community events of the year.