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These terms and conditions, together with the booking form overleaf (the “Booking Form”) constitutes the entire agreement between Martin Bridge trading as ‘Raise the Bar’ (“we”, “us”, “our”) and the client identified in the Booking Form (“you”, “your”) in relation to the provision of the services described in the Booking Form (the “Agreement”). Your completion of the Booking Form is an offer to procure services from us. The Agreement shall come into effect on the date that we countersign the Booking Form.

This Agreement shall be governed by English law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

The content of this Agreement (including the Booking Form) is our confidential information and you shall not disclose any of the details to a third party without our prior written consent.

Our liability under this Agreement shall be limited to: direct losses only; and to the fees actually paid by you to us. We shall not be liable under any circumstances for property damage at the venue. All warranties, conditions and terms implied by law are excluded to the fullest extent permitted from this Agreement.

If you elect in the Booking Form to procure bar services from us (the “Bar Services”), the terms in clause 2 and 3 shall apply. If you elect in the Booking Form to hire our bar equipment (the “Equipment”) from us, clause 2 and clause 4 shall apply.

You acknowledge that when agreeing to provide services to you and when calculating our respective fees we have relied on the accuracy of the information in the Booking Form. Should there be any change to the details in the Booking Form you must inform us verbally no less than 5 days before the proposed event. In the event of any change to the Booking Form details, we reserve the right to vary our fees or terminate the Agreement.


As a condition of providing the services, you agree to pay us the deposit and the fees. The deposit is non-refundable and is payable by the due date stipulated in the Booking Form. Final payment of the remaining fees must be paid in full not less than 14 days prior to the date of the event. We reserve the right to terminate this Agreement if either the deposit or the fees are not paid by the respective due dates.

Any payments to us must be made either in cash or by BACS

Bar Service Terms

You are responsible for obtaining all licences, approvals and consents required in relation to the provision of the Bar Services at the venue and shall be responsible for ensuring the venue is a safe and hazardous free for our staff. At your request, we shall support you with any application process and/or procure the required licences, approvals and consents on your behalf, at your cost.

You grant us a licence to access the venue for the purposes of setting up, completing and tidying up the Bar Services. We require access to the venue not less than 3 hours prior to the event start time and a reasonable period after the event finish time to remove our equipment and stock. 

Our Bar Services are provided in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003 and all relevant restrictions will be upheld by our staff. It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to purchase, attempt to purchase or consume alcohol or for anyone to purchase or attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages for anyone under the age of 18 years old. We reserve the right to request photographic identification from anyone who we believe looks or could be thought to be under the age of 21. We will refuse to serve anyone who appears to be excessively drunk or uses abusive or threatening behaviour. We reserve the right to suspend the Bar Services if in our opinion there is unruly or troublesome behaviour which we consider puts our staff at risk.

You are responsible for any loss, damage or theft of our equipment and stock caused for any reason other than an act or omission of our staff. Any such loss or damage will be charged at current cost. A refundable deposit (referred to in the Booking Form as the ‘glassware deposit’) may be required to cover any such losses / damages. The deposit will be returned after we have confirmed that the equipment is in a satisfactory condition. Our count of the equipment and stock at our premises after the event shall be final as to both quantity and condition of our equipment and stock.

Unless we expressly agree otherwise, as between us and you we shall retain title in the equipment and the stock.

Hire Terms

We will deliver and set up the Equipment at the venue at a mutually convenient time prior to the event start time. Before leaving the venue we will inspect the Equipment with you and ask you to complete our acceptance form. Your signing of the acceptance form will constitute conclusive evidence that you have examined the Equipment and have found it to be in good condition, complete and fit in every way for the purpose for which it is intended.

To facilitate delivery and set up of the Equipment you will provide all requisite materials, facilities, access and suitable working conditions. You will make the Equipment available for our collection at the venue at the end of the hire period stated in the Booking Form. If you fail to make the Equipment available for us to collect at the stipulated time we reserve the right to charge you for an extended hire period at our current rates and such amount shall be payable immediately on request.

You will be responsible for any loss, damage or theft of the Equipment from the time of your acceptance until we collect the Equipment. When using the Equipment you will: (i) ensure the Equipment is kept and used in a suitable, secure environment; (ii) comply in all respects with our instructions of use and not use the Equipment in an inappropriate way; (iii) not cause the Equipment to be taken out of your control, confiscated or seized; (iv) comply with all applicable laws; and (v) ensure that the Equipment remains at all times identifiable as our equipment. You will account for any losses or costs we incur if you fail to comply with any of limbs (i) to (v) of this clause. You will be responsible for any personal injury or property damage arising as a result of your use of the Equipment and account for any losses and costs we incur as a result of your use of the Equipment.

The Equipment shall remain our property and you will have no right, title or interest in or to it (save the right to possession and use of the Equipment during the hire period subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement).

© Martin Bridge trading as Raise the Bar, 2014.