A MOBILE craft drinks business will turnover more than £75,000 - less than six months after pouring its first drink.

Farsley-based Craftbar, the sister company of specialist event caterers Bears Pantry and the Bear's Den bistro in Bradford's Sunbridgewells, has already delivered major drinks functions for Sky and Investec.

It's now gearing up for the festive period, with a busy schedule of Christmas parties and corporate functions ahead.

With flexible mobile bars, the Craftbar team is able to access a whole host of environments - whether it's high-level rooftops and mezzanines to foyers and company car parks.

Themed artisan bars include gin, Margarita slush, plus cocktails and mocktails.

Innovative liquid canapes are also on offer as well as an affogato bar (gelato and espresso 'drowned' in spirits).

The business will turnover in excess of £75,000 since launching in the summer.

It's the brainchild of Sam Pullan, who set up Bears Pantry and Bear's Den, and John Dixon.

Exclusive partnerships have been established with independent suppliers including Hooting Owl Distillery, an artisan distiller of craft gin, plus a number of local craft breweries including Northern Monk.

Mr Dixon said: “We’ve had a flying start with Craftbar and hit the ground running after delivering tailored bar experiences for numerous corporate clients.

"For businesses of any size looking to give staff and clients an unforgettable drinking experience especially for the Christmas period, we offer flexibility and flair to provide a memorable experience for all guests.

"The feedback we’ve received during our first six months of operation has been very positive. We’re really looking forward to our first Christmas trading period.”

Mr Pullan added: “This time of year lots of companies are planning staff and client parties, often settling for identikit hotel packages and standard service.

"With Craftbar we’re trying to do something different and physically bring the party to the client, whether it’s an in-house function or at a specialist venue.

"Alongside pop-up bars and all the kit required, we also provide knowledgeable bar staff who know their craft ales as well as being skilled gin and cocktail pourers.”

To find out more about Craftbar visit www.craftbaruk.com

Earlier this year, Bears Pantry announced it was anticipating its most successful year to date. The business, which launched in Mr Pullan’s home kitchen back in 2014, was expecting to hit a turnover of £350,000 this year.