Sadly, that success didn’t last. By 1989 it looked as though time had been called on one of the most famous names in UK beer, when the original Truman’s Brewery near Brick Lane was closed.
But in 2013, new owners acquired the rights to the name and a brand new Truman’s Brewery opened in Hackney Wick. Capitalising on the microbrewery trend, the new venture also also included a tap room bar on site at the brewery, which has established itself as a popular venue in an up-and-coming corner of the capital.
This is where Brentwood Communications enters the story. The company was making use of a cheap set of two way radios they’d bought on Amazon to help front of house and serving staff communicate in the bar. But these licence-free radios were creating a lot of interference, making it difficult for staff to hear each other at the busiest times – which was precisely when they needed the two way way radios most.
Realising the current system wasn’t fit for purpose, the brewery’s management started to shop around for a better alternative. When we were approached, we were only too happy to offer our services.
We were later told that a big reason why the brewery decided to go with us was because we were the only supplier who followed up with a call, rather than just sending through a quotation.
This is an essential part of how we work – we always want to know as much as we can about each client, the size of their premises, what they want to use two way radios for and so on. That way, we get all the information we require to pair each client with the right equipment for their needs.
In this instance, we recommended the Motorola DP1400 digital model. A significant step up in quality from the handsets they were using, we advised that digital two way radio would provide the reliable audio and signal needed to guarantee crystal clear communications even when the bar was at its busiest.
We also explained that switching to a Simple UK licence would help eliminate the issues with interference you can get with cheap licence-free radios in busy areas when lots of users are trying to access the same free-to-air spectrum.
Despite being part of Motorola’s flagship MOTOTRBO digital series, the DP1400 has a classic control set up and is very straightforward to use. But we didn’t expect Truman’s to take us at our word on that – we offered a trial for the handsets and accompanying ear pieces to make sure everyone was happy before they committed to the purchase.
Not getting what you need from your two way radios? Brentwood Communications has more than 40 years’ experience picking out the best solutions on the market for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Get in touch with our friendly team today on 01245 403520 to find out how we can help you.