Warrington based mobile afternoon tea and baking school, Room Forty, has been declared Warrington’s Hospitality Provider of the Year at the Warrington Business Awards.
The coveted award was announced at a sell-out, glitzy ceremony held at Lymm Rugby Club on Friday 8 June 2018 attended by 460 guests.
Room Forty was founded only two years ago by Warrington businesswoman Jen Perry. The business comprises a mobile afternoon tea emporium and baking school.
This accolade follows on from founder Jen Perry’s inclusion in Good Taste magazine’s Power List of 100 Women leading the Food & Drink Industry published in April and winning Silver in the Tiptree World Bread Awards in October 2017.
The Warrington Business Awards were sponsored by Redwood Bank and Warrington & Co. and were independently judged by a panel of experts.
Jen says: “When I started Room Forty Afternoon Teas just two years ago I had a vision, but no idea about how to achieve it. Every day was a baby step (sometimes backwards) designing menus, learning to bake and create, finding better ways to do things and tweaking and refining. Not to mention the business side of things and finding a way to store all the vintage crockery. On the days or sometimes weeks with no bookings I didn’t give up, I just stretched the goals and worked harder.”
Jennifer Roulston, Warrington Business Awards 2018 organising committee member and Partner at FDR Law, adds: “What a fabulous night. The quality of the nominations for each of this year’s awards was extremely high and the deserving winners exemplify what a great collective ‘can do’ attitude we with have here in the Warrington business community. It is the entrepreneurs, innovators and success stories we have celebrated at the Warrington Business Awards 2018 that are the driving force of the UK economy. Well done to everyone involved.”