KUBARZ is set to take over the country’s capital along with the NSW ski fields, with yet another franchise set to launch, this time in Canberra.
Owned and operated by Eritrean-born Aki Kerr and her husband and business partner, Melbourne local Dan Kerr, the mobile bar operator will set up shop in the nation’s capital to service a large area that encompasses the Southern Tablelands and Snowy Mountains. Through KUBARZ, Aki and Dan will be able to provide exceptional budget-friendly mobile bar services for weddings, parties and corporate functions.
“We are based in Canberra and extend down to the coast, up to Thredbo and west to Goulbourn and Yass,” Aki says. “The area is large but the epicentres of the coastal summer market and all-year-round High Country market will be areas we move into as the business matures.”
Aki has big plans with a strategy in place to reach into the embassy market, local businesses and the Federal and Territory government markets.
Aki has already established a presence in government, military, non-government organisation and private industry as a project manager for a number of different businesses.
Aki met her husband Dan while they were clearing landmines in the Sudan and they have lived together in Somalia, East Timor, Afghanistan, Kosovo, eastern and northern African nations and the UK. With their shared global awareness, they are set to offer a uniquely personalised service in the mobile bar, catering and events management sector.
Aki and Dan had wanted to own their own business for some time in order to spend more time with their two children, while earning an income.
“The scalable nature of KUBARZ and the natural association with a number of our interests made KUBARZ a good fit,” says Aki.
“One of the major concerns starting out on our own was the external marketing and internal systems required to run a business in Australia. KUBARZ checked a number of the boxes in terms of being able to be set up and run relatively simply as well as being able to grow as our business capacity increases.”
Aki and Dan are looking forward to being able to support clients as they achieve significant lifetime goals while creating great memories at the same time.
“The type of functions that KUBARZ is involved in tend to have some significance in the lives of those hosting them,” says Aki.
Aki and Dan are positive about the growth of their career with KUBARZ, stating that they are less afraid of failure than they are of not taking a chance. The couple is confident that working within the franchise system will help them achieve their personal and business goals.
“The interaction we’ve had with KUBARZ head office has been very positive,” says Aki. “The staff are friendly and happy to help. As someone who has worked in a number of environments over the years we have been very impressed with the level of systemisation and the simplicity of the setup.
“KUBARZ has a competitive advantage through its marketing system and the scalability of the concept. By really pushing the marketing process and ensuring the brand is at the forefront of modern marketing and online trends, KUBARZ is in a good position within the mobile bar industry.”
KUBARZ managing director Drew Davies says KUBARZ growing success is due to its flexibility within the events market. As a one-stop shop for all types of functions, from intimate private events to comprehensive corporate affairs, KUBARZ caters to small or large clients.
Davies is excited by the location of the new franchise in a region popular with many holidaying Australians and ripe with opportunity.
KUBARZ launched in 2003, and continues to expand its mobile bar business, which now includes food and beverage, party hire, pop-up bars for festivals and events management services.
KUBARZ is a total events management tool for discerning clientele in and around the Australian Capital Territory.
Kubarz is the One Stop Shop for Functions, parties and Events!
Providing bartender, mobile bar, cocktails, catering and related event servcies for private functions, corporate events, weddings and public events via its franchise network.
With franchisees in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and now Western Australia Kubarz is expanding its national reach and plans to have over 20 franchisees by mid 2017.
With over 10,000 happy customers since 2003 Kubarz is the only national, franchised mobile bar and bartender company serving Australia's private, corporate and public parties and events!