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Company Conference 2018 – Barcelona

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In May 2018, Inception Group’s managers and head office escaped London and boarded the plane to Barcelona for our annual conference trip.

Reflecting on a successful year, we gathered to discuss 2017’s achievements, areas for improvement and our exciting future plans! In true Inception style, the group divided into teams for our annual group challenge, involving a series of team-building tasks around the city while gaining inspiration from Spanish culture. It was certainly a day to remember – from competing in a paella cook-off at The Paella Club, to searching for a mystery door hidden in the back-streets of Barcelona!

After two days packed with adventurous, memorable and motivational activities, the company trip was the perfect way to share key messages and bring colleagues together from different departments and venues.

Mr Fogg’s WINS Cocktails in the City 2018!

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After Barts and Cahoots were crowned winners of Cocktails in the City 2017, we are extremely proud to announce that Mr Fogg’s WINS Best Overall Bar at Cocktails in the City 2018!

Serving delicious Roku gin libations, the Mr Fogg’s stand at One Marylebone boasted eccentric artefacts inspired by Mr Fogg’s travels around the world, alongside a feature wall decorated with flora and fauna to honour the upcoming launch of our new venue – Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals. Our team of scoundrels at Cahoots also participated in the event with a nautical-themed stand and delicious Brugal 1888 rum cocktails. A big thank you to everyone that supported both Mr Fogg’s and Cahoots in CITC 2018!

Three new Mr Fogg’s bars to open in 2018

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It’s a very exciting year for Inception Group as we prepare to double the amount of venues currently under the Fogg’s brand, with three opening this year alone. The first, ‘blooming’ around June, is Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals – a bright, spacious bar, bedecked in flora and fauna and housing Mr Fogg’s vast collection of botanicals acquired on his many trips around the globe.

The second will be opening its doors around September in the heart of the City, in Broadgate Circle, Liverpool Street. It will be a twist on the Mr Fogg’s brand, called Mrs Fogg’s, and is a tribute to Mr Fogg’s wife Aouda who originated from India. The venue will incorporate touches of India, reflecting the culture both in its decor and in its menu; the bar will also serve delicious Indian small plates.

Then, in autumn, the exciting and highly experiential Mr Fogg’s Society of Exploration will be opening in Bedford Street, Charing Cross – near the location where Mr Fogg initially set off on his journey around the world in 80 days. The Society of Exploration will be exactly that – a venue dedicated to exploring. It will focus on travel, housing a Map Room where guests can plan both short and long trips. It will also be taking guests on an exploration of the senses, with an exciting and unique drinks menu. And, hints of the impending industrial revolution will be largely prominent in the venue, with automated contraptions and an incredible cocktail creating machine.

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Cocktails In The City 2018!

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After an incredibly successful last year, with Cahoots crowned ‘Overall Winner’ of Cocktails in the City Summer 2017, Mr Fogg’s winning ‘Best Stand’ and Barts coming 3rd for ‘Best Cocktail’, we were very excited for 2018! This year, we took Cahoots and Mr Fogg’s to London’s biggest cocktail event, with Cahoots featuring a nautical theme and Mr Fogg’s a floral one – in honour of the imminent opening of Mr Fogg’s House of Botanicals.

Cahoots proudly partnered with Brugal 1888 rum, and Mr Fogg’s with Roku gin.

Cahoots’ Bar Manager wins Margarita Loves Cointreau competition!

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We’re delighted to announce that our Bar Manager at Cahoots, Michele Venturini has won the Margarita Loves @CointreauCompetition! Michele was up against very tough competition, but he stood out “by a long way”, as quoted by the four judges! Congratulations, Michele! #MargaritaLovesCointreau#CahootsLondon 🏆

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Inception Awards 2017

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On Wednesday 29th March, the Inception Group team headed to London Cocktail Club to host the annual Inception Awards 2017. Alongside plenty of cocktails and celebrations, the evening was dedicated to rewarding and acknowledging employees’ outstanding achievements over the past year! Take a look at our well-deserved award winners of 2017…

  • Employee of the Year: Pedro Tavares
  • Runner-Up Employee of the Year: Emine Mehmet
  • Best General Manager of the Year: Nicolo Cogo
  • Best Assistant General Manager of the Year: Federika Ronchetti
  • Best Newcomer of the Year: Helen Kivimaa

Mr Fogg’s wins Best Social Media Presence in the Class Bar Awards 2018!

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We’re extremely proud to announce that Mr Fogg’s Residence, Gin Parlour and Tavern won Best Social Media Presence of the year in yesterday’s 2018 Class Bar Awards! Based on content, presentation and activations relating to social media over the last year, Fogg’s won against the brilliant Oriole and Filter + Fox. With Barts making the longlist too, we’re very proud of the group’s social media presence and excited for the year to come!

Bunga Bunga Covent Garden’s 1st Birthday!

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On Wednesday 31st January, we celebrated one year since the opening of our newest and largest venue, Bunga Bunga Covent Garden. Kicking off the evening with a drinks reception upstairs in BungaTINI, guests were invited to step through the meat locker for the ultimate Bunga Bunga experience! Alongside delicious cocktails, canapés and metre-long pizzas, La Famiglia presented a spectacular evening of immersive entertainment, showcasing our weekly live shows from Bunga The Musical to Caesar’s Party. Guests were entertained for the rest of the evening by our house band, The Bunga Boys, and a special live DJ set by Laura Whitmore.


Bunga Bunga’s pizza-flavoured cocktail

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#NationalPizzaDay is coming up, and we’re celebrating with our very own pizza-flavoured cocktail at Bunga Bunga Battersea – The Tricolore! And what’s more, you can enjoy 30% off pizzas at Bunga Bunga Battersea and BungaTINI on 9th February if you sign up to:

Take a look at our pizza-flavoured cocktail on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, and this article in London Evening Standard:

The Inception Group Company Conference 2018

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On the 15th of January 2018, all members of Inception Group were invited down to our newest venue Bunga Bunga Covent Garden for The Inception Group Company Conference 2018! Reflecting on a brilliant 2017, we discussed plans for the upcoming year, alongside some interesting motivational activities. Engaging in a group-wide Mexican wave, a 9am ‘Bunga Bunga’ dance and an incredible lesson on Ghanaian drumming, it was quite the day! It’s safe to say, when 150 people are up doing a Conga line by 11am, it’s been a successful day for company morale…