When starting a business, it can often feel like an uphill battle. We are quickly discovering that things you think will happen quickly seem to take a lot longer than anticipated with constant challenges along the way. It all becomes a bit of a blur sometimes and it’s hard to savour and celebrate the small successes along the way. So before diving into a new year, we wanted to take a moment to pause and take stock of the positive things that have happened. It’s been an amazing year for us, and one we’ll never forget. So we thought we would share some of our highlights and favourite moments from 2013 and also take this opportunity to thank you all for the support along the way.
We completed the Innagrual Foodworks program run by Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc and got lots of lovely press coverage…
We progressed from our home kitchen and rented a commercial space, setting up our micro-creamery so that we could make more Frozen Goodness. Hairnets and plastic arprons became our new weekday work attire.
We started selling at Dun Laoghaire People’s Park Farmers market every Sunday and met some amazing folks. We still can’t believe the support and encouragement we have received from people. Over the course of the summer our regular customers quickly became new friends and we looked forward to our Sundays (except for the occassional cold one!). We’re already looking forward to restarting next year.
We won a Great Taste Gold star for 2 of our flavors – our award winning flavours now proudly displaying their badges of honor.
Lucinda O’Sullivan gave nobó the thumbs up!
We made the leap from Farmers Market to retail outlets and are now available in some select shop freezers around Dublin.
And to top it all off….nobó became a family business.
Thank you to everyone for making 2013 such a memorable year. Wishing you all a very happy and healthy 2014.
Brian and Rachel