Stitcher for Podcasts

Get the App Open App
Bummer! You're not a
Stitcher Premium subscriber yet.
Learn More
Start Free Trial
$4.99/Month after free trial

Show Info

Episode Info

Episode Info: Straight Up Ballers For Episode 4 we have one of the creative minds behind London’s crazy, visually stunning, ball-pit cocktail bar – Ballie Ballerson! The show features the effervescent Wenny Armstrong. For aspiring entrepreneurs and promotors, there are some absolute gems in her story. Wenny gives us a small glimpse into her creative, entrepreneurial mind; discussing past events, licencing restrictions, making the most of dead stock and going viral! We also hear about the plans for the future, as well as some hilarious anecdotes on ball hygiene and things to do in London. Always doing things her way, Wenny is a Straight Up Baller! 0:45 What the guys learned from last week's episode with Paul Barham from Flight Club 02:55 What happened last weekend, cool venues visited, what's was good and what wasn't.  10:55 This week’s theme 11:28 Wenny Armstrong joins the guys in studio  11:45 Wenny's talks about her job, before running her own business  14:05 The first event Wenny put on: Django Bango. How she saw the opportunity to take over an airsoft range, that was closed at the weekend. The licensing issues and PR to grow the attention. 18:10 Why Django finished  18:45 The next two nights Wenny ran in Vauxhall 20:00 What is Ballie Ballerson? Finding the venue was first! 20:12 Why make a Ballpit cocktail bar? 21:19 The importance of ‘hero shots’ 22:19 The difference between balls and the ‘squidge’ test.  23:30 Waiting for press. 25:50 Capacities and how it works  26:50 Biggest challenges 27:35 The ball pit cleaning machine! 28:36 Lost property in over 250,000 balls 29:45 Biggest success and the reason for the longevity (expecting 3 months, to now already over 10) 32:15 The new site at Box Park in Shoreditch  32:45 Going viral (over 60 million views) 34:00 More on Boxpark and why that was such a good business decision for them 35:42 Costs and dates 36:25 The night owls 37:36 Something to announce: a brand new venue with 1,000,000 balls!!! 39:20 Who entertains the entertainers – What Wenny and her friends do in their free time 42:30 Stuart gets a lesson in how the tide works  43:50 How to catch up with Ballie Ballerson on social media  45:00 Ben and Stuart say goodbye to Wenny and recap the conversation  46:20 The weekly Shout! What’s on this weekend! 48:07 This week’s thank you list 48:40 A new Zombie experience coming to London 50:22 A banging outro tune You can reach the guests here Instagram: BallieBallerson Facebook: ballieballersonlondon Twitter: ballieballerson Venue’s mentioned Spirit land Buddha bar Bunga Bunga  Inception Group Aspall tennis classics Henley Regatta Play on Sports The Yard in Vauxhall Box park  Apocalypse zombie  Shout About London Give us a Shout on #ShoutAbout Instagram:          ShoutAboutLondon Facebook:            ShoutAboutLDN Twitter:                ShoutAboutLDN Instagram:           ShoutaboutStuart Please subscribe and rate us! Want to talk about the ...
Read more »

Discover more stories like this.

Like Stitcher On Facebook


Show Info

Episode Options

Listen Whenever

Similar Episodes

Related Episodes