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Cajoot was recently able to help out Sunny Hodge, founder of the counter culture wine bar Diogenes the Dog, situated in London’s Elephant and Castle area. Sunny had tried numerous other agencies before he came to Cajoot, and this specialist agency was able to help him rent out space beneath the bar in order to generate extra income for the business.

The problem
Sunny’s Diogenes the Dog wine bar was set up in November last year, offering exclusive wine tasting events which have proved incredibly popular. However Sunny was keen to make use of the bar’s downstairs area, which was not used during the day. Having approached other companies offering space hire in the capital, Sunny was having no luck taking bookings.

While other agency systems were often complex to navigate and would claw back 20% of his sales, Sunny found Cajoot to be much easier and most cost-effective to deal with. With the downstairs space lying empty for much of the day, time was money for the business.

The Cajoot solution
Cajoot’s team were quick to turn things around once Sunny had been in touch. Once a business or premises owner has decided to hire out a venue, Cajoot are able to list the space and put venue seekers in touch with venue owners. With Diogenes the Dog, that meant connecting customers looking to hire a function room in the Elephant and Castle area.

In the short space of time since being on Cajoot’s books, Sunny has had a couple of bookings and increased interest in his hire space. That means that Cajoot has succeeded where Sunny’s previous agencies had failed, drumming up interest in the venue despite it not being in a particularly sought-after location. This has helped Sunny generate extra income which he can plough back into his fantastic wine bar.

Often venues which have signed up with Cajoot find that a steady trickle of interest when they’re first listed quickly gains momentum as more and more people hear about the space. Cajoot already has a number of London venues on their books and is looking to expand in the near future.