A toast to success

Preparation is everything in business, and we were reminded of this twice in recent licence applications.

Turkish venue hitting all the right notes

When the owners of Shish Meze brought a little bit of Turkey to the Essex town of Abridge, they wanted their customers to walk away with more than just a satisfied appetite.

Oh, Brother – let’s spread the word

They wouldn’t claim to have God on their side, but brothers Brian and Aidan Scarffe have come to an agreement with some of his Earthly representatives which has proved a success despite the recent tough trading conditions.

Hard work pays off at Playhouse

A lot of hard work on all sides has gone into getting The Playhouse to where it is now, but for our part, that’s our standard service and our promise. You can, of course, ask us to secure your licence and leave it at that, but this Essex venue is proof of the value of keeping Complete Licensing on board.

Just reward for good deeds and good preparation

We all know you won’t struggle to find late night food and a late night drink in London’s West End. All those ‘24-hour city’ claims would look a bit silly if everything closed down at midnight, after all.

Raise a glass to the curtain being raised​

Raise a glass to the curtain being raised How long is it since you filled your cup of culture to the brim with an evening of live theatre – and a few drinks before or afterwards to complete the experience? Actually, let’s not dwell on our coronavirus-enforced stay-at-home regime, which has gone on for ever […]

Roll up and drink up under the Big Top​

Roll up and drink up under the Big Top Roll up! Roll up! The greatest show on earth is coming to town – London Town, that is. In what might be the most inspired piece of recycling you’ve heard of, the top level of a high-rise car park in Wapping is about to be turned […]

Raise a glass to royal good taste

Raise a glass to royal good taste Locals in Hackney are a fortunate lot: when they fancy a slice of cake they have a patissiere good enough for royalty on their doorstep. Claire Ptak opened Violet, her cake shop-bakery, a decade ago and her reputation has grown to such an extent that she was asked […]

Helping The Schooner set sail

Helping The Schooner set sail We at Complete Licensing love a bit of innovation and enterprise. We like to think it defines our approach to business – along with attention to detail and comprehensive preparation, of course. So when we had the chance recently to play our part in establishing an exciting new development in […]

A swift refocus ensures stars continue to shine

A swift refocus ensures stars continue to shine Complete Licensing has been playing a crucial role in making sure that a not-so-small slice of British culture continues to thrive. Since the 1960s The Scotch of St James has been a legendary gathering place for music legends and celebrities from across the entertainment industry. Half-hidden at […]

The movie show goes on, so drive in and chill out

The movie show goes on, so drive in and chill out If the phrase ‘Drive-In Movie’ conjures up images of a teenaged boy in Buddy Holly glasses sliding his arm around his high school sweetheart as a muffled soundtrack blares through the windows of his Buick in small-town America it’s time you embraced the 21st century. […]