Meet the Team: Charlie

August 24, 2020

  • Bar solutions UK

 

It’s time to introduce you to another member of the Icely Done team – one who we’re sure you’re already familiar with if you’ve worked with our slush machines, or sold our delicious frozen cocktails at your events. Charlie is our ‘Head of Frozen Deliciousness’ and heads up everything on the slush side of things.

Always Keeping It Cool

Before Charlie came on board with us as a kitchen assistant all the way back in October 2018, he gained experience in the drinks and hospitality industry by working in bars and hotels, before taking up a position in hotel management. As a keen snowboarder, he also spent two years working in France, namely Normandy and the Alps as a hotel and resturant manager. He’s even got a snowboard instructor qualification under his belt to show for it!

After making his way out of the Icely Done kitchen, he began his role as our ‘Head of Deliciousness’, overseeing all slush and slush machine operations. You can normally find Charlie in the warehouse fiddling about with machine parts, and on the phone to bars and events – arranging their machine rentals. His role covers all slush machines fixed sites, summer pop-ups (think rooftop bars, very fancy!) and all the summer events and festivals we’re at.

Ask him what he likes about Icely Done, and he’ll tell you it’s the great culture and attitude aimed at keeping things interesting and fun – although he doesn’t like annoying marketing people asking him questions when he’s trying to get on with work… Sorry Charlie!

Putting the Fun Into Fundraising

He’s a solid team player, and always takes part in our charity fundrasing. Along with other members of the Icely Done team, Charlie contributed in helping raise £1539.26 at a supermarket collection for Harlow Foodbank, and £685 for Hertfordshire Mind Network taking part in a charity skydive.  He’s always down for after work socials; whether we’re doing a pub trip, playing TopGolf or going go karting.

Even though he has a penchant for working at home, when he’s not sorting out slush matters, he’s seeking out travelling opportunties, especially in places he’s able to practice his snowboaring skills. It’s fair to say he’s a keen Taylor Swift fan – and is definitely looking forward to working with British Summer Time later this year!

Charlie’s also a spreadsheet master and likes to hone his Excel skills during his spare time – which comes in handy when it comes to his work. Whatever floats your boat, aye Charlie.

When it’s time to clock off at work and his Excel training, he definitely enjoys a night out, and you can often find him partying with friends (or going on dates) in various different venues across London. What’s his poision, you ask? Give him a Dark ‘n’ Stormy and he’ll be good to go! Although, maybe not so much in the morning…

Sometimes you need some words of wisdom to get you through the day. One of Charlie’s favourite quotes that keep him motivated is “live like you’ll die tomorrow, and learn like you’ll live forever”. Very deep.

Interested in hiring a slush machine and serving delicious frozen cocktails at your bar or venue? Give Charlie a shout over at [email protected] He won’t bite, we promise.

As always, we’ll continue to introduce you to even more Icely Done team members over the next few months, so keep an eye out on our future blogs.

 

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