Crafti’s is the brain child of husband and wife team, Michael and Suzanne Halpin. The company designs and supplies restaurants and other businesses with ‘bizzi’ bags to keep little ones busy while they wait
The UK based team organises childrens’ activity packs for clients ranging from John Lewis and Center Parcs to airports, car dealerships and hospitals.
Suzanne, who used to work as a nanny, started carrying her own goody bags to entertain her children. She realised that how children behave in restaurants is key to the dining experience and set about selling the idea to businesses serving food.
She said: “I used to get frustrated at the lack of provision for children. I like to introduce a creative activity and to keep them off electronic devices. It’s important for children to still be able to do a dot to dot or a crossword. And manners are important. We like our children to be mindful of where they are, particularly at the table.”
The business has grown rapidly and will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2017, which is being marked by a rebrand and new website. Crafti’s now supply over five million products a year to dozens of well known companies throughout the UK. Also in the range are Bizzi chef’s hats, menu mats, party ware and meal packaging solutions.
Get in touch with Crafti’s to discuss your children’s offering on 01327 358508 or visit www.crafts.co.uk to find out more. Crafti’s will be showcasing their products at The Source Trade Show (Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter 8-9 Feb).