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Events to put a Spring in your step!

As well as National Pizza Day, February saw the launch of the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem movie on Paramount Plus UK.  So to celebrate they teamed up with Pizza Hut and Deliveroo to have Leo, Mike, Donnie & Raph deliver pizza to some household names including Tony Bellew, Adam Thomas and the Capital Breakfast Studio.

Cushag the Station Master - Cat mascot

February also saw Westfield London invite children’s favourites Bluey and Hey Duggee to their White City and Stratford centres for 3 days of meet & greet fun in honour of National Storytelling Week, the Gruffalo visited Landmark Forest Adventure Park in Scotland and Spinnaker Tower welcomed Paddington™ during the half-term holidays.

We have plenty of events lined up for March, so check out our list below to find out where you can see your favourite characters this month, (*events can be subject to change)…


2nd & 3rd March: Gruffalo Meet & Greet – John Lewis, Oxford Street

9th March: Zog Meet & Greet – John Lewis, Cambridge

9th March: Gruffalo Meet & Greet – The Chimes Shopping Centre, Uxbridge

9th March: Paddington Meet & Greet – Broadstreet Mall, Reading

9th & 10th March: Po (Kung Fu Panda) Meet & Greet – Market Street, Manchester

9th & 10th March: PAW Patrol’s Rubble and Skye Meet & Greet – Longleat, Wiltshire

16th March: PAW Patrol’s Chase Meet & Greet – Barleylands Farm Park, Billericay

16th & 17th March: Bluey and Bingo Meet & Greet – Whistlestop Valley, West Yorkshire

16th & 17th March: Po (Kung Fu Panda) Meet & Greet – The Bullring, Birmingham

17th March: PAW Patrol’s Skye Meet & Greet – Barleylands Farm Park, Billericay

17th March: CoComelon’s JJ and Cody Meet & Greet – Thornton Hall Country Park

17th March: Peppa Pig Meet & Greet – Smyths Toys, Croydon

21st – 23rd March: CoComelon’s JJ Meet & Greet – Smyths Toys, Chesterfield

22nd March: Peppa Pig Meet & Greet – Smyths Toys, Chesterfield

23rd March: PAW Patrol’s Chase Meet & Greet – Smyths Toys, Chesterfield

23rd & 24th March: Peter Rabbit™ Meet & Greet – Selfridges, London

23rd & 24th March: Po (Kung Fu Panda) Meet & Greet – Westfield, White City

23rd & 24th March: Bluey and Bingo Meet & Greet – Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park

24th March: Gruffalo Meet & Greet – Ascot Racecourse

24th March: CoComelon’s JJ Meet & Greet – Smyths Toys, Chesterfield

25th March: Peppa Pig Meet & Greet – Trotters, London

27th - 28th March: Peter Rabbit™ Meet & Greet – Selfridges, London

28th – 31st March: Bluey Meet & Greet – Kew Gardens, Richmond upon Thames

29th March: Peppa Pig Meet & Greet – Woburn Safari Park, Milton Keynes

29th & 30th March: Peter Rabbit™ Narration & Activity Trail – Embsay Station, Yorkshire

30th March: Hey Duggee Meet & Greet – Victoria Place Shopping Centre, Woking

30th & 31st March: Bing Meet & Greet – Greenwood Forest Park, Bangor

31st March: Peter Rabbit™ Meet & Greet – East Lancashire Railway, Bury

Rainbow Productions has successfully purchased a new premises after booming demand.

Rainbow Productions has seen sales of its mascot costumes rocket past pre-covid levels as people flock back to live events and gatherings.

The character and costume specialist manufacturers all costumes by hand from its London premises in Colliers Wood. The new unit, purchased with the support of challenger business bank Allica Bank, is based nearby and will allow Rainbow to increase its capacity as demand for both new mascots and its aftercare services have grown, potentially increasing their operating capacity by as much as a third.

The property was purchased using a commercial mortgage from Allica Bank, which is a challenger bank specifically focused on supporting established businesses like Rainbow with a combination of relationship manager support and powerful technology.

The MD of Rainbow Productions, Simon Foulkes, said, “Rainbow has seen some fantastic growth on the back of soaring demand for live events, which has exceeded pre-pandemic levels.

“We’re incredibly pleased to have acquired our new unit with the help of Allica Bank and our relationship manager, Martin. Once fully operational, it will enable us to operate much more efficiently and give us the confidence to continue to grow the business in line with demand. It also secures our future in the local area which is so important given our hugely talented pool of colleagues.”

Talking about the support they provided to Rainbow Productions, their relationship manager at Allica Bank, Martin Parker, said, “Allica Bank is thrilled to partner with such an exciting, growing business like Rainbow Productions. Simon and his team have vast experience, which they combine with immense creative talent, and have a clear vision for the firm that made them the perfect business for Allica to support. It is also wonderful to work with a business that exists to make people smile!

“Allica Bank is committed to serving established businesses like Rainbow, who are such a core part of our local communities. As their relationship manager, I am looking forward to working closely with them to see how else we can help them grow. Maybe we’ll even see an Allica Bank mascot enter the scene!”

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