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Background of Sally and Joanna
Joanna has worked in Hospitality for over 15 years and has travelled UK and Internationally as a Hospitality Manager and Chef and has a great passion for food. She has an eye for interior design, and design which you can see in the design of North Bar & Restaurant and the North42 branding.
Sally has always worked in the Health & Sports arena, particularly in community regeneration through sport for which Sally works in project scoping, funding and project management.
Together, Sally & Joanna’s combination of creative flair and entrepreneurialism gave birth to both North Bar & Restaurant and to North42 Gin which arose out of their combined passion for eating out and the love of gin.
In 2014 Sally & Joanna found and purchased a restaurant shell, that needed a complete re-design & refurbishment – the perfect project to combine their skills and passions... North Bar and Kitchen was born and opened on Feb 4th 2015 Situated
In 2017, Sally and Joanna develop their love further, by producing gin tasting boards. These boards were created for their customers to taste and try different gins with mixer pairings that they recommended. This was all collected together from their tasting
Sally and Joanna knew that their testing of the market had paid off, when at the end of 2017 North won Best Restaurant of the Year at the Niche Awards 2018 saw the arrival of 5 Course Tasting Menus paired with
In 2019, Sally and Joanna started the journey to create their own gin. It was the year of the restaurants 4th anniversary and it was becoming more established. Sally felt she needed yet another new project…. They wanted to create a
On the 4th anniversary of North, Sally and Joanna announced to customers and friends their intention to launch their own gin. They would fund it through Crowdfunder and asked customers & friends to buy the gin in advance to support the
North42 launched in Selfridges Birmingham on October 1st 2019. Sam Watts, the General Manager was first to purchase a bottle, who else would it be? Supported by a Pop-Up bar, the product sold out in the first weekend of being in
A new year, a new success for Sally and Joanna as Selfridges purchased North42 Gin gift boxes to be exclusive in all stores and online for Valentine’s Day. Selfridges gave them pride of place with a main display stand in their