Happy New Year!

The annual dinner and awards for the Association of Independent Cigar Specialists (AICS) were held at Boisdale in Belgravia last night and a great evening was had by all especially as we were enjoying UK exclusive regional edition Punch Serie D’Oro No.1 which are just incredible smokes. In fact the more the mature the better they become.

As I am Chairman of the AICS it was my pleasure to hand out the annual awards which included two for my staff in Chester (Fiona – long service to industry award) and Liverpool (Christine – Customer Service Award) so they received a beautiful certificate as well as a bundle of shopping vouchers which put a very large smile on their faces 🙂

The Cigar Specialist award went to Eddie Sahakian of Davidoff and the Supplier award went to Gift International – well done chaps ! Thanks to Boisdale for a fabulous evening…. as ever

Finally after a long wait we have completed on our new London warehouse acquisition and the builders are starting in the next few days so we are doubling our capacity for mail order fulfilment and hope to offer an even larger range and faster service (is that possible ?!!) this will be a state of the art fulfilment centre and my Team are all very excited about it.

Still a few more months of 2010 to go and lots more expansion plans yet!

If I forgot to wish a Happy Ramadan recently – my apologies and hopefully this is just in time before it ends! and a Shana Tova/Happy new year too 🙂

Peaceful puffing

Mitchell